Boots On The Hill Articles




Bison transfer, fire assessment fees spark debate


Things are still moving quickly in Helena. While we’re monitoring many bills which are nearing the end of the legislative process, there’s still time for new pieces of legislation to cross the starting line.

Legislature gears up after transmittal break


This week marked the first full week of committee hearings after the transmittal break.

Agriculture fares well in first half of the Montana Legislative Session


With last week’s transmittal deadline marking the half-way point of the 66th Montana Legislature, it’s only fitting that we provide an update on the first half of the session. By and large, agriculture has fared well during the uphill stretch.

Does DNRC Co-own Your Water Right?


Helena will be quiet for a few days while legislators and lobbyists catch their breath over the transmittal break. Read on a updates on bills we've been following as well as a few new pieces of legislation.

Additional Elk Tags During Shoulder Season Hunts May Be Within Reach


With just one week until transmittal things in Helena are speeding up.

The Rest is History


This week was certainly one for the history books. Montana Farm Bureau celebrated its 100th birthday on February 13.

Zebra mussels and fake meat: we’re not fans of either


All good things must come to an end. We had a good run boasting about the slower pace of the legislative session.

Wild Bison Defined, Pipelines Challenged


The Legislature picked up the pace during week four. We worked on a variety of bills and hosted a Young Farmer and Rancher Calling on the Capitol.

Bill Proposes Per Capita Payment as Eligibility Requirement for Predator Reimbursement


With over 3,000 bill draft requests and only a few hundred bills actually introduced the Legislative Session is off to a remarkably slow start.

Budget beast begins journey through legislature; tax credits benefit irrigators; charitable giving


Another slow week in Helena found us supporting the Department of Livestock and MSU Extension/MAES in budget hearings and working on tax issues.