Morning Buzz 2/10: Session News and Top Hearings

Posted on February 10, 2011


The bill to redistribute local oil-and-gas funding drew heat from school officials Wednesday, reported Mike Dennison of the Lee Bureau.

Charles Johnson, also of the bureau, had stories on the progression of a prescription-drug registry act and a bill to define and exclude irrigation ditches from the stream access law.

Workers’ compensation insurance reform was on the House floor and in committee Wednesday and Associated Press writer Matt Gouras was there to cover it.

The AP also had stories on assisted suicide bills, Gov. Brian Scweitzer appointing a new lottery director, changes to the legal process surrounding right-to-know rules, and a the House endorsing a bill to loosen concealed carry laws.

Brett French, of the Billings Gazette, wrote about a move to return the number of tags for archery elk hunting to 2007 levels.

And Gwen Florio, of the Missoulian, had a story on a bill to allow juries to call the law itself into question.

Top Hearings

Click here for a look at all of today’s scheduled House and Senate hearings.

  • Resolution against Citizens United ruling will be discussed at 8 a.m. in room 172.
  • Electing Supreme Court Justices from districts will be discussed at 8 a.m. in room 303.
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