The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Michael Siebert
UM Community News Service 

As the 65th Montana Legislature winds down, a look a the big issues

 

April 26, 2017

Freddy Monares/UM Community News Service.

Theresa Manzella, R-Hamilton, listens Thursday to debate in the House before introducing Senate Bill 368. Manzella is carrying the bill that would increase campaign contribution caps for state candidates.

HELENA -- After nearly five months of rigorous debate, Montana's 65th Legislative session is coming to a close.

While lawmakers are only constitutionally required to draft and pass a two-year budget for the state's numerous offices and programs -- which they did last week -- legislators from all walks of life address the concerns of their constituents, as well as their own ideas in the other bills they bring.

Some of these bills were inspired by personal struggles, like Livingston Republican Rep. Alan Redfield's bill to establish eating disorder centers, brought in part because of a family...



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