By Tristan 

Code of West proposal unceremoniously killed


Code of West proposal unceremoniously killed

HELENA — The legislative attempt to enshrine an author's "Code of the West" in state law appears dead.

A House committee on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected the idea that had already cleared the Senate with the backing of Senate President Jim Peterson. The bill adopts the 10-point code from a book directed at Wall Street mismanagement.

But the measure has been lampooned by the governor and others. Gov. Brian Schweitzer has openly threatened a veto and argues the Legislature has been wasting its time with such bills that tell Montanans how to...

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