Vice President

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Law enforcement spent an estimated $39,500 on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Montana last week.

During the Vice President’s stay in Billings last Wednesday through Thursday, local law enforcement closed city streets and ran security for the vice-presidential motorcade.

Capt. Neil Lawrence with the Billings Police Department says BPD alone spent just over $26,000 from the general fund and overtime budget.

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Vice President Mike Pence was in Billings today to hear from local leaders and those fighting addiction about the real-world effects of methamphetamine in Montana.

Billings Police Chief Rich St. John speaks to reporters at press conference
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Sections of Billings will be shut down Wednesday during a visit from Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the methamphetamine epidemic with Sen. Steve Daines.