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By Tim Leeds 

Bachmeier introducing bill to allow firing of appointed local officials


February 18, 2019

Joshua Kassmier

Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, said Friday from Helena during a legislative teleconference in Havre that he is sponsoring a bill that would authorize county commissioners to remove from office people they had appointed to fill an unfinished elected term.

Bachmeier, Rep. Joshua Kassmier, R-Fort Benton, and Sen. Russ Tempel, R-Chester, spoke to people in a conference room at Northern Montana Hospital via a video link to Helena.

Bachmeier said the Montana Association of Counties helped him with the language for the bill and he expects MACo to support it when the bill is introduced this week....

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