Feb. 22 – Day 39

AP: Hundreds gather at Capitol to protest Daines; appearance rescheduled

AP: Lawmaker opposes court’s antidiscrimination rule

Daily InterLake: LAWMAKERS CONSIDER PALLIATIVE CARE BILL

Helena IR: Photos: Hundreds of protesters gather to “Bring the Town Hall to Steve Daines”

Lee News: Former State Republican House Majority Leader arraigned on meth charges

Lee News: Bill would allow local governments to criminalize public drunkenness  

Lee News: Democrats fail to revive non-discrimination bill in Montana House

Lee News: Bill would end state’s contract with for-profit 660-bed prison

Lee News: Montana county wants state to pay $1.85 million it spends to prosecute tribal felonies Lee News: Colstrip owner pushes for tax break to keep plant units open

Lee News: Tax protest payback bill signed into law, creating flexibility for schools like Laurel

Lee News: Wilderness study areas stir lively debate

Lee News: Two more bills to fund school repairs are considered by Legislature

Lee News: Republicans pitch plans to help pay for senior and long-term care

Lee News: Both agencies resist moving Montana State Parks to Department of Commerce

Lee News (Guest opinion by Roger Koopman): Regulation won’t lower health care costs

Great Falls Tribune: House bill puts GFPS in budget bind

Great Falls Tribune: Flags ordered at half-staff in honor of Karla Gray

Great Falls Tribune: House rejects move to hear anti-discrimination bill

Great Falls Tribune: Sales decides against run for Congress

Great Falls Tribune: Bill to add 2 years to MDC moves forward

Great Falls Tribune: GOP introduces ‘Robin Hood’ bill

Great Falls Tribune: Bill would make it last call for attorneys as bar owners

Great Falls Tribune: Bill would end privatization of Shelby prison

MTN: Former MT House majority leader Lange indicted on meth charges (with video of 2007 outburst)

MTN: Legislature considers bill to allow major expansion of roof-top solar power in MT

MTN: Anti-smoking advocates want to raise Montana’s cigarette tax (with video)

MTN: Receiver requests liquidation of Browning assets

MTN: Republicans in Montana House refuse to revive gay-lesbian nondiscrimination bill

MT Public Radio: House Republicans Reject Adding LBGTQ Individuals to State Human Rights Act

MT Public Radio: Protesters Give Sen Daines An Earful At The State Capitol

MT Public Radio: Bill Could Exempt Outdoor Seasonal Workers From Overtime, Minimum Wage

Bozeman Chronicle: Bozeman Democrat wants hospital prices under Public Service Commission control (Update – tabled)

Bozeman Chronicle: Woods bill would raise tax rates on wealthy Montanans

Bozeman Chronicle: Sen. Tester hopes to clear way for state air ambulance regulations

Bozeman Chronicle: Lawmakers consider study of wasting disease; Bozeman senator says condition spreading toward Montana

Bozeman Chronicle: Sen. Tester hopes to clear way for state air ambulance regulations

Bozeman Chronicle: GOP lawmakers defend work on public health budget

Bozeman Chronicle: Montana bill would ban abortion after 24 weeks

Bozeman Chronicle:  Yellowstone bison death tally likely more than 570

Growler Fills (beer blog): Montana Colleges Seek Legislative Approval to Operate Educational Breweries

KGVO:Legislative Appropriations Committee Fully Funds Highway Infrastructure Projects

Flathead Memo: MT Senate votes 34–16 to repeal daylight saving time

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