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Lawmakers discuss 2013 Legislature so far

Local lawmakers, talking to local constituents Thursday night in Havre on the first night of a recess of the Montana Legislature, talked about progress they have seen in the first half of the session — including an improvement in the tone from the 2011 session.

Sen. Greg Jergeson, D-Chinook, said — much like the sessions following confrontations between Gov. Stan Stephens and the Legislature in the late 80s and early 90s — the lawmakers seem to be making a conscious effort to curb the angry tone of the last session.

"I would give this particular session of the Legislature high marks,"...


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