Companion bills, designed for budget tweaks, become a tool for end-of-session horse trades

Sold as a way to let legislators fine-tune the state budget, companion bills rankle lobbyists and some lawmakers as they’re used to enact last-minute deals.

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Five we followed: A look back at bills that caught our eye this session

As the 2019 Montana legislative session winds down, we check back in on some previously highlighted bills to see what became of them.