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Mon Dec 21, 2020, 06:59 AM

Montana Legislature will meet in person, defying pleas to meet remotely

Republican members of the Montana Legislature voted Wednesday to hold the upcoming session in person, with the option to participate remotely.

The vote came after pleas from many in the Helena community to follow public health guidance discouraging large, in-person gatherings and meet entirely virtually.

The amendment to the rules that govern how the Legislature will function came from state Sen. Jason Ellsworth, a Republican from Hamilton. Lawmakers are sworn in Jan. 4 and the session lasts up to 90 days.

The vote came from the Joint House and Senate Rules Committee and fell on party lines, with 21 Republicans for the proposal and 13 Democrats against it.

Read more: https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/coronavirus/montana-legislature-will-meet-in-person-defying-pleas-to-meet-remotely/article_5181f558-1cfb-54c0-9e90-7d03bad69fbc.html

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TexasTowelie Dec 2020 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:42 PM

1. WTH happened to my state?

We were doing so well for the last two terms of Steve Bullock and then BAM...right back to the dark ages.

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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 11:47 AM

2. I read an Op-ed in today's Helena IR, 12/22/2020

They can do what they want inside the capital building, but they have to abide by the city, county and state rules when they walk out that door.

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