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Rehberg will try to fix Tester forest bill

 

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MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer BILLINGS

Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg said Monday he plans a series of public meetings to solicit ideas for "fixing" legislation from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester that seeks to both expand wilderness and increase logging in Montana. Tester, a Democrat, introduced the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act in July, promoting it as a consensusdriven balance between preserving the environment and creating new jobs. In a Monday teleconference with reporters, Rehberg said he's heard from constituents saying they were excluded from the drafting of the bill. Rehberg has not...



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