Morning Buzz 2/23: Today’s News from the 62nd Legislature

Posted on February 23, 2011


Charles Johnson, of the Lee State Bureau, reported on the progress of two bills aimed at repealing Missoula ordinances. The first would nullify a voter initiative to make marijuana enforcement the county’s lowest priority and the second would strike down Missoula’s 2010 ordinance which included sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in to the protected classes in the Montana Human Rights Act. The bureau also reported some of the comments about the bill.

Associated Press writer Matt Gouras also covered both bills.

Mike Dennison, of the Lee Bureau, wrote about the endorsement of a pro-development change in subdivision laws , malpractice reform bills and the Senate deadlocking on a bill to waive the renewable-power standard.

The bureau also reported on a bill to remove Election Day from the list of state holidays.

The Associated Press also reported on endorsing a plan to supersede the Environmental Protection Agency.

The schedule for today’s House floor sessions can be found here and the Senate’s here.

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