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Monday, January 25
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The Session Podcast

Week 4

Reviewing the regs

House committee hears testimony on creation of a task force to analyze the economic impacts of regulations suspended during the pandemic.

Ask first, shoot later

Committee approves bill imposing stiffer penalties on hunters who enter private property without permission.


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Lawmakers consider expanding affordable housing financing program

Two years after passing a program designed to increase the number of affordable apartments available in Montana communities by letting housing developers use the state’s coal trust fund as a bank for low-interest loans, Montana lawmakers are considering doubling the funding available for the program.

Direct primary care debate resurfaces

Sen. Cary Smith, R-Billings, introduced Senate Bill 101 to members of the Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee, stating that the legislation would help strengthen relationships between health care providers and their patients and give Montanans access to another option for affordable health care.

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