Morning Buzz 3/24: News From the 62nd Legislature

Posted on March 24, 2011

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Charles Johnson, of the Lee State Bureau, followed up on the development of the newest medical marijuana reform measure as it was introduced yesterday evening. He also reported the bill aimed at repealing Missoula’s gay-rights ordinance is likely dead.

Mike Dennison, of the bureau, wrote about the Senate deadlocking on the GOP funding plan, and a House committee killing two bills to create a health insurance exchange under federal health care reform.

John S. Adams, of the Great Falls Tribune, reported on the fierce opposition to a bill to expand cyanide leach mining.

Kimball Bennion, also of the tribune, wrote about a measure to simplify sex-crime convictions.

The Associated Press had stories on Gov. Brian Schweitzer coming together with the Legislature on a workers’ compensation insurance reform bill, the House refusing to look at the state worker pay plan and a move to replace income tax with a sales tax.

Top hearings

A referendum on requiring parental notice for abortion will be discussed at 8 a.m. in room 137.

A complete list of today’s hearing can be found here.

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