Morning Buzz 3/30: News From the 62nd Legislature

Posted on March 30, 2011

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Medical marijuana reform stalled yesterday as debate waited for a fiscal note on the newest and sole-remaining fix the law. Charles Johnson, of the Lee State Bureau, and Stephen Dockery, of the Associated Press, reported on the delay. The bill should be up for debate when the Senate convenes at 9 a.m.

Mike Dennison, of the bureau, reported on a bill up for hearing this afternoon that would change the way cabin-lease rates are figured.

He also wrote about the death of an eminent domain reform bill.

In what boiled down to Democrats mocking and more conservative Republicans insisting they will soon be sorry for having been so glib, the House rejected a proposal to shift accounts to the gold standard. AP writer Matt Gouras and John S. Adams, of the Great Falls Tribune, had the story.

Adams also reported on a bill that seeks to rewrite county zoning protest rules.

The AP also had stories on the House taking up abortion and gay-rights bills and the Senate endorsing a loan program for veterans.

Johnson also reported on the move to decriminalizing gay sex.

Here’s today’s agendas for the Senate and the House: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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