HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer has issued a stern warning that he will veto a growing list of bills he says are unconstitutional or frivolous and don't deal with jobs.
Schweitzer says the Legislature's own lawyers have warned that at least 20 Republican-backed bills could be unconstitutional.
They include an anti-illegal immigrant measure heard Monday that attempts to interpret the U.S. Constitution with a new state law clarifying who gets citizenship.
Schweitzer says frivolous bills include one allowing spear hunting and another where lawmakers adopt an author's Code of the West as the Code of Montana. The governor says Montana families can set their own codes to live by.
The governor also castigated as ineffective the GOP rewrite of what previously had been a bipartisan measure to decrease worker's compensation rates.