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

By Mara Silvers and Chris Aadland
Montana Free Press 

Crowded Legislature Convenes in '21


January 6, 2021

Lawmakers took their oaths in person and signaled policy priorities amid mixed mask compliance.

HELENA - Members of the House and Senate kicked off the 2021 Legislature in person at the state Capitol on Monday, formally convening and electing leadership for what may be a turbulent 90-day session during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawmakers took their oaths of office on the House and Senate floors, observed by crowded galleries of family members, friends and members of the public. Republicans in the Senate and House partially complied with mask guidelines that have been stressed by public health officials. Democrats and legislative staffers appeared almost universally to wear face coverings...

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