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Montana Senate

Governor Gianforte Appoints First District Judge

Governor Greg Gianforte announced the first judicial appointment of his administration Wednesday naming David Grubich to the open district court bench in Cascade County.  The bench was vacated in April when the Montana Senate rejected Michele Reinhart Levine. Grubich will have to run for election in 2022 to retain his seat. Levine had said ear...

Montana Civil Air Patrol Seeking New Recruits

Lawmakers will be polled soon on whether to override eight vetoes issued by Governor Greg Gianforte after they adjourned the legislative session last month. The Secretary of State is required to poll legislators on whether to override post-session vetoes of bills that received a combined 100 votes from the 150 lawmakers in the House and Senate...

Senator Tester Addresses Increased Need For Broadband Infrastructure

Legislation containing $582 million for infrastructure projects throughout the state got the endorsement of the Montana Senate Tuesday. The nine bills deal primarily with state funds and previously available federal money. A final vote is needed for each of them before either moving to the governor’s desk or back to the House to deal with amen...

Senate Bill 399 Advances In The Senate

On a 6-5 vote, a re-write of the state’s income tax laws in Senate Bill 399 passed in the Senate Taxation Committee. It would cut the state’s income tax brackets from seven to two and set their tax rates at 4.7% for the lower tier and 6.5% for the upper. It would also eliminate several individual and corporate income tax credits. T...