Morning Buzz 4/1: News from the 62nd Legislature

Posted on April 1, 2011


Charles Johnson, of the Lee State Bureau, wrote about the Senate passing bill to repeal medical marijuana.

Mike Dennison, of the bureau, reported on a bi-partisan House group that is working on a new school-funding plan and a bill allowing cyanide leaching in open–pit gold mines that is headed to the governor’s desk.

John S. Adams, of the Great Falls Tribune reported on a bill to rewrite the 40-year-old Montana Environmental Policy and on the House endorsing a bill to amend building codes.

Adams also had a story on the cyanide leaching in mines.

Michael Babcock, also of the Tribune, wrote about the Senate advancing unlimited archery elk hunting tags.

AP writer Matt Gouras wrote about the Senate endorsing House’s bill to crack down on sex education and House leaders ruling out a possible medical marijuana stalemate.

AP writer Stephen Dockery wrote about the House backing a bill to give Montana authority over federal land.

The AP also had a story about allowing cyanide leaching in mines.

Top hearings

A bill to lower business equipment tax will be discussed at 8 a.m. in room 152.

Bills about budget appropriations will be discussed at 9 a.m. in room 317.

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

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