In its second hearing, contentious central committee reform bill draws more opponents

A bill designed to address controversies in political central committees is making its way through the statehouse. It’s also dredging up disputes within Montana’s GOP.

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MT Lowdown – Episodes 11 & 12: The debate over the “save Colstrip” bill

In a special two-part Montana Lowdown podcast, Colstrip Republican Sen. Duane Ankney and Montana Environmental Information Center lobbyist Anne Hedges make their cases for and against one of the most significant bills to emerge during the 2019 Legislature.

12 stats to know as the 2019 Legislature hits its midpoint

HELENA — Montana lawmakers are heading home from the Capitol this week for their mid-session spring break, a milestone that represents the halfway point of the 90-day 2019 legislative session. The break also represents one of the Legislature’s key deadlines: transmittal, the point when bills that don’t propose new spending are considered dead if they haven’t passed the chamber where they were introduced.

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