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Studying Natural Resource Development

One Montana Senator is hoping a system of financial rewards and other incentives will help encourage innovation in the use and development of the State's natural resources. The Senate has approved Senator Jason Priest's request for a committee to study such a plan before the Legislature meets again in 20-13

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Medical Marijuana Repeal Bill Ready For the Governor

The bill to repeal the Medical Marijuana Initiative has passed both houses of the Montana Legislature, and will face either approval from the Governor, or a veto…a decision we expect sometime this week. Another bill, a compromise being worked out in committee, faces an uncertain future. I spoke with State Senator Rowlie Hutton Monday afternoon, the man representing Hill and Blaine counties, who is responsible for bringing the repeal bill to the Senate. The entire interview is attached..please pay close attention to Hutton’s final comments.

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It Is Crunch Time At The Legislature And The Budget Is The First Priority

The State Senate is adding some money back into the budget plan, originally cut by their house colleagues, but not very much. The Senate endorsed the plan 27 to 23. Republicans mostly resisted adding any money over nearly 14 hours of debate, while democrats charged the elderly and needy were being hurt.

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Cowboy Hall Of Fame Needs A Home

The Senate has approved legislation giving flexibility to the location of the Cowboy Hall of Fame. The 2003 legislature passed a bill designating a cowboy hall of fame in Wolf Point Montana. Senator Taylor Brown of Huntley says after years of planning and preparing, the organization may need to consider other locations.

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The Legislature And Governors’ Office Come To An Agreement On Workers Compensation

The Schweitzer administration is supporting a deal with republicans to cut workers' compensation insurance rates, that are widely regarded as too expensive. Labor commissioner Keith Kelly told a Senate Panel they will support a reform measure, from house republicans, with negotiated changes the administration believes will provide needed protections for workers.

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DNA Preservation

Supporters of a bill moving through the Montana Legislature say DNA crime scene evidence needs to be stored, for up to 30 years, to protect wrongfully convicted criminals, the measure would allow people convicted of murder or rape to request that the biological evidence from their cases be preserved for up to 30 years after conviction. State Senator Linda Moss.

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