What to look for in this legislative session
HELENA — Montana's 62nd Legislature opened for business this week, with lawmakers offering more than 1,900 ideas for bills so far. Most won't survive the journey into law, but they do show what's on legislators' minds.
High on the list is regulating Montana's booming medical marijuana industry, cracking down on repeat DUI offenders, cutting business taxes, scaling back environmental regulations and cutting the costs of Montana's health care and worker's compensation systems.
That list reflects the agenda of many Republican lawmakers who campaigned last year on promises to boost Montana'...