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2008 Montana Legislature News


THE INTERIM - A Monthly Newsletter of the Montana Legislative Branch Volume XVI, No. 18 Helena, Montana November 2008:




State legislators urge passage of 6-mill levy for Montana university system:


If the mill levy that supports Montana’s colleges and universities fails Nov. 4, the Legislature will have to find the money elsewhere, lawmakers told the University of Montana President’s Advisory ...


The Interim Sept. 2008 - A Monthly Newsletter of the Montana Legislative Branch:




4 Montana Senators to request session on school funding:


Four state senators plan to request a special session in June to consider a proposal that would provide an additional $30 million to fund Montana schools. Democratic Sens. Don Ryan of Great Falls ...


Montana GOP lawmakers deny climate-change science:


Efforts to begin writing would-be laws from dozens of proposals contained in a state global-warming report hit a familiar speed bump Monday night: Republican skepticism that human activity really ...


Democrats see no hope for more school funding. Montana State Senator Rick Laible, R-Darby pushes Republicans on education:


Montana’s school leaders are pleading for a special session of the Legislature to give schools more money and head off millions of dollars in budget cuts, but two Bozeman Democrats say they’re ignoring ...


'Pure folly': Legislators blast proposal to ban media:


A former and a current legislative leader spoke out Monday against proposals to limit reporters’ access to the Legislature. The comments of state Sen. Roy Brown, R-Billings, who is running for ...


Montana Legislature shutting out media is plain wrongheaded:


After Montanans last year suffered through arguably the worst legislative session in decades, members of an interim legislative committee are now trying to clean up the smelly mess left behind. It's ...


Republican Lawmakers in Montana Skeptical About Global Warming Report:


If the Legislature is to adopt any of the proposals in a state global warming report, it appears it is first going to have clear some skeptics. The Climate Change Advisory Council's recommendations, ...


Now's a good time to think about running for office in Montana:


The last time most adults stood for an election, it probably was for student council, or to be an officer of a club. The idea of going to the courthouse and filing to have your name put on the ...


Classes in Great Falls, Missoula, Bozeman and Billings offer tips on how to get into public service in Montana:


Plunging into public service can be daunting to newcomers. The Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association, Montana Chamber of Commerce and the Montana Credit Union Network are holding day-long classes ...

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