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

By Shaylee Ragar
UM Legislative News Service University of Montana School of Journalism 

Profile: Rep. Kimberly Dudik Brings Legislative 'Street Smarts' and Piles of Bills, on Topics From Child Protection to Taxes, to Montana House


On a Friday during the 66th Montana Legislature, Rep. Kimberly Dudik, D-Missoula, joked on Twitter she might need to clone herself. But, in reality, it may have come in handy.

That morning, Dudik had five bills scheduled for hearings in three different committees between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. covering issues from state child protection services to property tax relief. This is typical for the the fourth term representative who has consistently carried a high number bills each session. Dudik is carrying 26 bills this session, which is the highest for a lawmaker in the House and the second...

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