It's time to open Montana to commerce
April 22, 2020
Last week Legislative Council met virtually to discuss COVID-19 and the fiscal situation for Montana. Administrative committee chairs from finance, audit and revenue were also invited for information purposes.
Todd Everts, chief legal counsel for the legislature, briefed members on the powers of the governor and the legislative body when there is an emergency. Throughout the years the legislature has delegated broad authority to the governor in dealing with emergencies such as fire, flooding, drought and energy issues. There's never been a pandemic to deal with across the state or nation so...