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Articles with the Tag: Montana Legislature

Montana Association of Counties files suit

News from the Montana Association of Counties HELENA — The Montana Association of Counties (“MACo”) filed suit on June 7 to compel Governor Greg Gianforte and Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen to fulfill their constitutional obligations and allow the Montana Legislature their lawful ...

Legislative Notes

The United States’s health care system is a mess of complex regulations and layers of bureaucracy. It’s also expensive. But Republicans in the Montana Legislature have made great strides in recent years to address what problems we can at the state level.  We’ve emphasized improving ...

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In a recent op-ed published in several newspapers, Montana Democrat minority leaders claimed, “the harm done by a Republican supermajority drunk on power will continue to be felt for a long time.” The Democrat leaders should remember that it was Montana voters who gave Republicans a supermajority...

Valley Views

As the Montana Insurance Commissioner, I am often asked about high premiums in certain lines of insurance. One example is rising premiums in wildfire risk areas. This makes intuitive sense − if the risk of fire and loss is higher, the premium increases to ensure the insurance company can cover their po...

Wild Montana calls on Governor to stop obstructing Legislature’s power to act on SB 442 veto

News from Constance Van Kley, Upper Seven Law HELENA — In a letter sent on Wednesday, May 10, Wild Montana, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving public lands and strengthening Montana communities, called on Governor Greg Gianforte to return Senate Bill 442 (“SB 442”) and hi...

County waits for PL280 verdict

HELENA — On Tuesday May 2, the 68th Montana Legislature came to end with words “sine die” uttered in both senate and finally, late Tuesday, in the house. In Lake County many eyes were watching the house, in particular HB 479, the only bill left dealing with the funding of Public Law 280 or ...

Legislative Notes

The 68th Session of the State Legislature has ended, but the harm done by a Republican supermajority drunk on power will continue to be felt for a long time.  From the very beginning of the session, Montana Democrats made it clear that our priority was fighting for long-term solutions for our state&r...

Legislative Notes

The 68th Session of the Montana Legislature is one that every Montanan can be proud of. Voters sent a Republican supermajority to Helena and the first thing we did was return overpaid tax dollars to you as well as providing the largest tax cut in Montana state history.   As Republicans our primary co...

Short-Term Rental owners from across state share stories with Legislators

HELENA — Owners of short-term rental (STR) properties across Montana gathered at the State Capitol recently to meet their legislators, share their home sharing experience, and advocate for fair STR rules.   More than two dozen property owners from as far as Libby and Prey visited the Capit...

Let her speak

When Americans think of Montana, they picture snow-capped peaks, rolling prairies, and rainbow trout darting through the crystal-clear rivers that run through it. Or they simply think of America’s first national park, Yellowstone – or its popular TV namesake.   There are also some tr...

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