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4 minutes | 3 days ago
216 Bills Advance At Legislature's Halfway Point
HELENA — After a 15-hour session, the Montana Senate finished its business for the first half of the 67th legislative session just before midnight on Monday, advancing a total of 115 bills. The slate ranged from legislation aimed at strengthening religious freedoms to a bill abolishing daylight saving time.
3 minutes | 4 days ago
Is Montana Getting Its Fair Share Of COVID-19 Vaccines?
Political figures in the state have said over the last month that Montana isn’t getting its fair share of COVID-19 vaccines. "I still think we’re owed more vaccinations," Gov. Greg Gianforte said in a press conference this week. Montana Public Radio’s Aaron Bolton dug into those claims and shared his reporting with MTPR’s News Director Corin Cates-Carney.
9 minutes | 6 days ago
The Session Week 9: Transmittal Log Jam
As of midday Friday 1,128 bills had been introduced and Gov. Gianforte had signed 28 into law. The Legislature faces a Wednesday, March 3 deadline for general policy bills from the House to make their way to the Senate, and vice versa. Bills that appropriate money can still be introduced. This week, we’re watching bills ‘in the balance’ -- they need to get across to the other chamber to stay in play.
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