Lawmakers funded the Montana Heritage Center museum with a bed-tax increase, but scuttled state preschool and a last-ditch effort to revive the ‘Save Colstrip’ bill
Montana’s prostitution statutes don’t criminalize the buying or selling of non-penetrative sex. That means the state’s “illicit massage parlors,” as they’re referred to by law enforcement, weren’t breaking the law if workers provided sexual activity that didn’t involve penetration. A bill aims to change that by broadening the law to include “sexual contact that is direct and not through clothing” to the already prohibited exchange of sexual intercourse.
Medicaid expansion is going to be one of the most hotly debated issues the 2019 Montana Legislature will tackle this session, and Rep. Mary Caferro, D-Helena, and Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, will play critical roles in determining the final outcome.
Republican Rep. Eric Moore is leading a GOP effort to come up with a long-term solution to the state’s infrastructure funding problem. Can a new Republican plan to reshape the way the state funds infrastructure survive Gov. Steve Bullock’s veto pen?