The legislative gears will continue to grind for at least another week.
Montana’s economic landscape is changing rapidly, and issues this session have revealed that the state’s current tax structure may not accurately reflect the many changes to Montana’s economy.
This week brought the transmittal deadline for all revenue and appropriations bills. Committees were up against the clock to schedule hearings, take executive action and send these bills to the House Appropriations committee.
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.
This week marked the first full week of committee hearings after the transmittal break.
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.
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.
With just one week until transmittal things in Helena are speeding up.
This week was certainly one for the history books. Montana Farm Bureau celebrated its 100th birthday on February 13.
All good things must come to an end. We had a good run boasting about the slower pace of the legislative session.