Proposed bills would fund $1.3B in state infrastructure
There are nine bills introduced so far that ask the state to fund about $1.3 billion to projects.
Bill would repeal forced disclosure of one’s huckleberry patch
Huckleberries are a staple to the Montana economy and carry a mysterious lure that attracts tourists from all over the world.
Bill would allow ‘negative income’ on gaming machines
The bill would allow owners of gambling machines to report “negative income” and deduct it from their total earnings so they don’t pay the state’s 15% gambling tax when their machines pay out more in winnings than they earn.
Bill would protect MT medical professions from refusing treatment
The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony Monday on a bill that would protect medical professionals if they refuse to give medical treatment because they believe it goes against their morals or conscience.
Gianforte to GOP Legislature – deliver on housing, tax relief
Gov. Greg Gianforte told the Montana Legislature in his second State of the State speech that he expects lawmakers to address issues like child care, tax relief, and affordable housing.
Bill would combine Montana’s 2 largest conservation commissions
The bill combines the Flathead Basin Commission and the Upper Columbia Conservation Commission, or UC3, into the Western Montana Conservation Commission.
Committee tables, revives Gianforte’s property tax bill
A panel of lawmakers tabled and then revived one of the flagship bills in Gov. Gianforte's tax package, which would spend a quarter of the state’s nearly $2 billion surplus on property tax relief for homeowners.
Bill would penalize librarians, teachers for ‘obscene’ material
The House Judiciary Committee listened to testimony last week on a bill that would add penalties to school teachers for showing so-called "obscene" educational materials to students.
Bill would renew MMIA task force, add members from Public Instruction
Forty-five indigenous people are missing in Montana right now -- 20 of whom have been missing for more than a year. Twenty-two are under the age of 18, the youngest of whom are two missing five-year-olds.
Legislature now proposes Blackfeet road honoring fabled chief
The Senate voted 36-to-14 Monday to advance a bill that would set up a memorial highway through the Blackfeet Reservation in honor of the tribe’s late chief, Earl Old Person.