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What we’re looking forward to in week 16 of the Montana Legislature: Separation of powers and the future of Colstrip.
A challenge to the Legislature’s judicial appointment law spirals into a Republican-led investigation of the Montana judiciary over missing records. Democrats call it a ‘witch hunt’ designed to smear the judicial branch.
Ethics complaints are no longer confidential in Montana after Gianforte signs Missoula Rep. Brad Tschida’s ‘Bullock-Brad Battle Bill.’
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Montana’s Senate voted unanimously Friday to override the first veto issued by Gov. Greg Gianforte, defending a bill that would make it easier for the Legislature to repeal administrative rules issued by state agencies.
Lieutenant Governor Kristen Juras has long been known as a legal analyst with staunchly conservative social views. Now, she’s pulling the levers of policy in the state Capitol.
House Bill 325 would ask voters to approve election of state Supreme Court justices by districts, rather than statewide. Supporters say the change would encourage better representation on the state’s most powerful bench. Critics call it ‘judicial gerrymandering.’
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