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Legislature should deliver on jobs and ending child abuse

During this past campaign, I knocked on doors for candidates across our community, and one message came through loud and clear. The people of Montana need jobs, and they expect the Montana Legislature to deliver.

This is why I am a cosponsor on House Bill 490, the "Hire Montanans First Act." This bill ensures that jobs funded by Montana taxpayers are filled by Montana workers. HB 490 would require companies that are awarded a contract by the state of Montana and local governments to hire at least 75 percent of their workforce in state. Currently, only 50 percent of the work force on these p...


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