Education Interim Committee to meet in Helena January 22-23

Committee: Education Interim Committee
Author: Pad McCracken
Posted on January 12, 2018

The Education Interim Committee will be meeting Monday-Tuesday, January 22-23, 2018, in Helena at the State Capitol, Room 137. An agenda has been posted to the committee website. The committee’s November meeting scheduled to take place in Bozeman in conjunction with a meeting of the Board of Regents of Higher Education was canceled due to the special session.

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New Subcommittee to Study Montana’s Tax Structure, Economy meets Jan. 17

Committee: Legislative Finance Committee
Author: Susie Lindsay
Posted on January 11, 2018


The Joint Subcommittee on the Changing Economy and Impacts to the Long-Term Viability of Montana’s Tax Structure will meet at 1 p.m. on Jan. 17 in Room 152 of the State Capitol Building.

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Committee to Take Up Medicaid Expansion, DD, Prescription Drug Price Studies

Committee: Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee
Author: Sue O'Connell
Posted on January 10, 2018

A legislative committee will delve into topics ranging from Medicaid expansion to services for people with developmental disabilities and planned reductions in state health and human services spending when it meets Jan. 18-19 in Helena.

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Legislative Council Holds Meeting in Bozeman

Committee: Legislative Council
Author: Susan Byorth Fox
Posted on January 8, 2018

The Legislative Council met on December 13, 2017, at Montana State University in Bozeman. The council is spending this interim on public outreach across the state. The next meeting will be March 14, 2018 in the Pablo and Polson area.

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ETIC to Hold Meeting on January 16

Committee: Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee
Author: Trevor Graff
Posted on January 5, 2018

The third meeting of the 2017-2018 Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee (ETIC) is January 16.
The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. in Room 152 of the State Capitol.

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Coal, Aquatic Invasive Species, and Training Bird Dogs Among the Topics for the January Meeting

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Joe Kolman
Posted on January 5, 2018

A legislative committee will examine the coal industry in Montana and the effects of changes in coal production at its January meeting.

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Montana AIS Funding Under Review

Committee: Environmental Quality Council
Author: Hope Stockwell
Posted on January 4, 2018

With the hydroelectric and fishing fees that fund Montana’s aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention and control programs set to expire in the next 2 years, the Legislature’s Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will discuss in January what future funding could look like.

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Water Committee Seeks Ideas on Exempt Well Issues

Committee: Water Policy Interim Committee
Author: Jason Mohr
Posted on December 27, 2017

After unsuccessful past legislative attempts and in the wake of a significant court ruling, a legislative committee is seeking ideas to modify state policy revolving around exempt groundwater wells.

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First Meeting of LFC Since the November Special Session

Committee: Legislative Finance Committee
Author: Amy Carlson
Posted on December 19, 2017


The Legislative Finance Committee had its first meeting since the November Special Session on Dec. 11, 2017, in Helena.

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RTIC to Work on Tax Structure Study Bill for Introduction in 2019 Session

Committee: Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee
Author: Megan Moore
Posted on December 11, 2017

The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee continued its interim work at a Dec. 5 meeting in Helena.

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Bozeman Hosts Leaders of Montana Legislature: Legislative Council Meets on December 13

Committee: Legislative Council
Author: Susan Byorth Fox
Posted on December 7, 2017

The leadership of the Montana Legislature is meeting in Bozeman Dec. 13 to solicit ideas for improving the people's branch of government. The meeting convenes at 10:30 a.m. in the Plant Biosciences Building, Room 108, on the MSU campus.

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Legislative Audit Committee to review DPHHS, The Montana University System including the Commissioner’s Office, Montana State Fund, and the OPI at the December Meeting

Committee: Legislative Audit Committee
Author: Angus Maciver
Posted on December 4, 2017

The Legislative Audit Committee (LAC) will meet Tuesday, December 12-13, 2017, in room 172 of the State Capitol. The LAC ensures accountability for the disposition and use of public funds, and the efficient and effective management of state government programs.

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RTIC Continues Interim Studies and Considers State Tax Structure Study

Committee: Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee
Author: Megan Moore
Posted on December 4, 2017

The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee meets next on December 5 in Room 137 of the Capitol in Helena beginning at 8 a.m.

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