2021 Montana Legislature and Politics

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Please sign the petition – Stop the Spread of COVID-19 by the Montana Legislature

This petition will let elected representatives in the state know that they are welcome in our community as long as they follow all local public health guidelines.

‘Leadership is coming from the cities:’ Bozeman among local governments leading push for clean energy in Montana

“I definitely think that three of the major cities plus the county of Missoula represents a sizable share of NorthWestern Energy’s customers and so I think that amplifies our influence,” Judge said. “I think that the utility has been clear that they’re open to hearing what their customers want to see.”

The Pandemic Created New Hunters. States Need to Keep Them

Significant uptick in the number of new hunters during the pandemic helps patch the budgets for conservation efforts at wildlife agencies. The next challenge is to have the newly initiated continue for years to come.

Mending Fences – Land Acess in the WEst is a Story Fenced in and Framed by Conflict. But Montana is Finding Opportunities That Lie On Common Ground

“Who Gets to Own the West?

Montana legislature will meet in person – “It’s possible lawmakers will die” Sen. Jason Ellsworth, a Republican from Hamilton.

The vote came from the Joint House and Senate Rules Committee and fell on party lines, with 21 Republicans for the proposal and 13 Democrats against it.

FCC awards $126M for Internet in rural Montana – Now what? Questions remain about final product

The six companies will have six years to make high-speed Internet available to about 46,000 unserved locations in Montana. “If I’m a customer, I might be bothered that the company that neglected me for all these years is now going to be the company that’s going to save me.” Geoff Feiss

Gianforte sends letter to lawmakers outlining his office’s COVID protocols

While the state has been under a mask mandate since the summer, lawmakers have say over the rules that govern how they operate in their chambers and while conducting legislative business.