Montana legislature 2019

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The Montana legislature tabled a bill Tuesday that would have implemented country-of-origin-labeling on beef and pork.           

Five To Follow: Week Of Feb. 25 At The Montana Legislature

Feb 27, 2019
Montana Free Press

The Montana Legislature is about to hit its hump day — on Saturday, March 2, the session is officially halfway through. Lawmakers will discuss a slew of hot-button issues in the week ahead, including sales tax, corporate media ownership, campaign mailers, surprise medical bills, and international trade wars. Here’s what to keep an eye on for Week 8.

Five To Follow: Week Of Feb. 18 At The Montana Legislature

Feb 19, 2019
John Adams/MTFP

Lawmakers will debate e-cigarettes, internet speeds, rock ’n’ roll and more as the 66th Montana Legislature starts its seventh week of the session.

All committee hearings are open to the public, and anyone can comment in favor or opposition to a bill. Alternatively, committee hearings can be streamed live on the Montana Legislative Branch website.

Here are our highlights of hearings to follow the week of Feb. 18.

Rule Hiding Bill Legal Notes Clears Montana House

Feb 7, 2019
Eliza Wiley/MTFP

A rule to keep the Montana Legislature website from publishing legal notes flagging potentially unconstitutional bills cleared the Montana House Feb. 5 after a vote to strip the language from a broader rules package failed on largely partisan lines.