Montana’s legislature is considering four bison-related bills this session. The two bills that would have helped tribal nations expand bison herds were voted down, while tribal leaders say the surviving bills could harm long-standing bison management on reservations.
The Montana House Thursday offered its support to a bill that would exempt thousands of businesses from paying taxes on equipment, a major priority for Gov. Greg Gianforte. Lawmakers were also briefed on a proposal that would get rid of the tax entirely.