GOP Access Bills Move Forward

HELENA, Mont. – A bill to create a “public lands access advocate” will receive a hearing today in the House Natural Resources Committee. This is one of the bills in the Republican package to improve public land access. House Bill 651, sponsored by Representative Matt Regier, will create a position serving under the Land Board Read More…

Legislature Again Votes to Protect Whistleblowers

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Legislature again voted to protect whistleblowers from retaliation in state government positions, sending a clear message to Governor Steve Bullock. “The people of Montana have sent a strong message through the Legislature that they want more transparency in state government,” stated Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen. “I urge Governor Read More…

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Blackjack Would Bring Needed Revenue

HELENA, Mont. – Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen made the following statement following the House Taxation Committee hearing on HB 578, a bill to legalize Blackjack in Montana and allocate the proceeds. Knudsen is a cosponsor. “This is a Montana-made solution, giving establishments and individuals the option of adding Blackjack to poker games they Read More…

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Knudsen: The Governor Should Protect Whistleblowers

HELENA, Mont. – Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen today received a letter stating that Governor Steve Bullock vetoed a whistleblower protection bill while the House of Representatives was out of town on a mid-session break. House Bill 202, sponsored by Representative Kirk Wagoner (HD 75), received bipartisan support in the House and Senate and Read More…

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