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Legislators discuss bills during teleconference Thursday


January 18, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Commissioner Mike Wendland speaks to Montana state representatives during a teleconference Thursday at Northern Montana Hospital in Havre.

Montana Rep. Joshua Kassmier, R-Fort Benton, said during Thursday's teleconference with the public that there are more important priorities in Montana than worrying about building a wall on the southern border.

Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, said he agreed with Kassmier in the wall, proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, is a federal issue and that he was unsure if Montana Senate President Scott Sales was serious when he proposed the bill.

Sales said in the beginning of this year he will introduce a bill during the legislative session that will propose sending $8 million to help Trump b...

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