Monthly Archives: January 2011

Montana House endorses workers’ compensation legislation

The House endorsed a bill requiring workers’ compensation insurers and their agents to pay medical providers in a timely manner. Representative Jeffrey Welborn (R-Dillon) said the Department of Labor recommended the legislation. “The department receives regular calls from small rural … Continue reading

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Legislative News Preview

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Montana Trappers’s Association lobbies Legislature to protect trapping

The Montana Trapper’s Association is lobbying to protect trapping. Last summer, a group proposed an initiative that would prohibit trapping on public lands. Supporters of the initiative said trapping is in violation of hunting ethics because trappers are unsure of … Continue reading

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Legislative News Update

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Montana House endorses “Social Host” bill addressing underage drinking

Some lawmakers say adults who knowingly provide alcohol to a group of minors should be held legally accountable. On Monday, the House endorsed legislation allowing counties to adopt a “social host” ordinance. ¬†Representative Gordon Hendrick (R-Superior) said this is one … Continue reading

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House kills bill requiring most elections be held by mail

In its third reading, the House killed a bill requiring most elections to be held by mail in ballots.  Fifteen Republicans changed their vote from Thursday.

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Senator Max Baucus addresses Montana Legislature

U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) talked to the Legislature about jobs on Friday.¬† He said Montana needs its lawmakers to commit to putting jobs first. “There’s an old say saying… when the guy in Havre is out of work, it’s … Continue reading

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