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*Updates* Medicaid Expansion Tabled In Committee

April 5, 2019 0

Medicaid Expansion Tabled In Committee *Update – 4/5/19, late afternoon:  The Senate pulled this bill from the Senate Health & Safety committee and gave it to the Senate Finance & Claims Committee. It is now […]

Hemp Is NOT Marijuana
Agriculture

Hemp Is NOT Marijuana by Rep. Dorothy Moon

April 3, 2019 4

Hemp Is NOT Marijuana by Rep. Dorothy Moon On December 20, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill which allowed Americans to legally grow, use, and transport hemp products. I was excited and encouraged to […]

Government Expands To Control Apiaries In Montana
Agriculture

Government Expands To Control Apiaries In Montana

April 1, 2019 3

Government Expands To Control Apiaries In Montana By Tim Ravndal Montana House Bill 443 has been introduced by Representative Ross Fitzgerald.  The new law will do away with the voluntary registration of hobby apiary operations […]

Legislative Session Indirect Democracy
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Senate Bill 1159: Direct or Indirect Democracy

March 28, 2019 6

Senate Bill 1159: Direct or Indirect Democracy By Representative Heather Scott After listening to several hours of testimony on SB1159, I have been trying to determine if there is a bigger picture.  I Keep thinking […]

SB 1159 and the Initiative Process
Editorial/Opinion

SB 1159 and the Initiative Process

March 27, 2019 1

SB 1159 and the Initiative Process by Brent Regan The “Voter Initiative” is in the crosshairs of Senate Bill No. 1159 which seeks to add additional requirements on the initiative process. These additional requirements include: […]

Montana Seeks Control Over Central Committees
Elections

Montana Seeks Control Over Central Committees

March 26, 2019 3

Montana Seeks Control Over Central Committees By Tim Ravndal Montana Representative Frank Garner from Kalispell Montana introduced a bill that expands the State of Montana control over political parties.  HB318 passed the republican majority house […]

CPS: Know Your Rights Or Lose Them
CPS

CPS: Know Your Rights Or Lose Them

March 25, 2019 1

CPS: Know Your Rights Or Lose Them by Representative Heather Scott What if an Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) worker (sometimes referred to as Child Protective Services or CPS) showed up at your […]

Montana Fishing For Taxes
Legislative Updates

Montana Legislature Fishing For Taxes

March 20, 2019 0

Montana Legislature Fishing For Taxes By Tim Ravndal The Montana Legislature is working towards increasing taxes from many different angles.  Funding of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, along with conservation measures being sought to control […]

American Prairie Reserve
Agenda 21/2030

Montana Legislation To Fight American Prairie Reserve

March 20, 2019 0

Montana Introduces Legislation To Fight American Prairie Reserve By Tim Ravndal Montana, North and South Dakota, and Wyoming are facing what many are calling a regulatory taking of property.  The “American Prairie Reserve” is expanding […]

Medicaid Expansion In Montana
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Multiple Bills for Medicaid Expansion In Montana

March 20, 2019 1

Multiple Bills for Medicaid Expansion In Montana By Tim Ravndal On Saturday March 16th the Montana Legislative House Human Services Committee held the first hearings on Medicaid Expansion. In 2018 the voters of Montana were […]

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