2023 Montana Legislature and Politics

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In The Bull’s Eye: A Human Swarm Is Overwhelming The Yellowstone Region

Amid unprecedented development and outdoor recreation pressure, three experts say new strategies urgently needed to save America’s most famous wildlife ecosystem

Rules for drawing new Montana legislative districts adopted

The new federal electoral map must go into effect in time for the 2022 elections. The legislative districts don’t need to be finalized until the 2024 elections.

Who comes out on top of the Montana broadband infrastructure bill?

Your Montana Legislature attempted to address this issue, but the “solution” will turn out to be one of the biggest corporate handouts in our state’s history.

Bozeman commissioners OK affordable housing levy ballot question

Bozeman voters will be asked in November whether to increasing property taxes to support housing projects and work on a handful of city facilities.

Here’s what happened when this company banned meetings

“Work has to deliver joy, and we’re just trying to design the processes in such a way that is both joyful and efficient, so people can concentrate on things that they’re best at,” he says. “Once they start doing more of what they’re good at, they become happier in general.”

Close the digital divide in rural areas first

It’s our hope that Montana’s congressional delegation stands up for rural communities. It would be a darn shame if Congress were to send critical resources to America’s largest cities while the rural divide grows in places like Montana. Prioritize rural broadband.

Redistricting commission adopts criteria for Montana’s new congressional district

Montana’s five-member redistricting commission voted Friday to formally adopt criteria to guide its work in establishing lines for the state’s new congressional district. A vote on criteria governing how the commission will redraw state legislative boundaries was pushed to July 20.

President Biden Just Announced Plans to Restore Net Neutrality

But it could take months to get rolling.

Montana Legislature Districting and Apportionment Commission – July 20, 2021 – Room 102, State Capitol, Helena and Zoom

The meetings starts on July 20 at 10 a.m. in Room 102 of the Capitol in Helena. The public can join the commissioners in person at the Capitol or online using Zoom.

Montanans divided over drawing political lines for new Congressional district

Make the districts compact. Make them as similar in population as possible, advised Republican Rep. Derek Skees, of Flathead County. Don’t worry about making them fair or competitive.