In response to a new law allowing firearms on public college campuses, the Montana Board of Regents will consider whether to file a lawsuit against House Bill 102 which was signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte in February. The law removes the Board of Regents’ ability to enforce restrictions for guns carried on campuses.
After hearing Montana would be regaining a congressional seat Republican lawmakers added language to a voting bill outlining redistricting criteria raising concerns the legislature is trying to insert itself into the process. Joe Lamson one of the independent redistricting commissioners notes the importance of an independent commission which was understood at the constitutional convention when the commission was established.