2019 Montana Legislature and Politics

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Governors Announce Initiative to Address Aging Infrastructure

“Bullock capped his yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association Thursday by releasing “A Governor’s Action Guide to Achieving Good Jobs for All Americans.”

Montana highlighted on MSNBC’s ‘American Swamp’ starting Sunday 7/28

Montana is one of the few states to implement its own campaign finance restrictions. Jacob met with a few state senators to discuss Montana’s unusual approach to big money.

Montanans see opportunity in Cuba trade

Cuba is an island of potential, a place where Montana goods would be welcome.

Secretary of State Corey Stapleton plans to implement new election software in 2020. Election officials worry that’s too fast.

“We believe the current project development timeline is simply too aggressive and stands to put the election process in Montana at risk.”

Gazette opinion: Who spent how much to lobby 2019 Montana Legislature?

People and organizations that wanted to influence the 2019 Montana Legislature spent at least $6.5 million on those efforts during and after the session, according Montana Public Radio.

New Tax Incentive Will Help to Tell Montana Stories in Montana

Montana is already the ultimate location for filming movies, TV shows and commercials.

Festival organizers react to passage of Montana film incentive bill

Hosting a major production can have a significant economic impact on a community.

Lights, camera, action: Montana filmmakers open for business after tax bill passes

The law doesn’t kick in until July 1, but Bozeman-based production rental company Filmlites Montana is already preparing for the wave of films, shows, and commercials the bill is expected to bring to Montana.

Men behind new Montana film bill say cap kills growth

“We want to launch a large, modern, state of the art Hollywood production studio in Montana.

Film industry insiders say new tax credit will boost jobs, bring big productions to MT

Malek, the state senator from Missoula, also said the Georgia law represents an opportunity for Montana to lure studios.