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Disagreement continues over Montana Legislature Joint Rules Committee meetings


Last updated 9/22/2020 at 12:15pm

Democrats and Republicans are sparring over a meeting last week of the Legislature’s Joint Rules Committee.

The Montana Legislature’s Joint Rules Committee met Thursday to discuss rule changes including one that would allow legislators to attend meetings and vote virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Democrats on the committee boycotted the meeting, saying it was held illegally, as the legislature is not in session and that it is an attempt to make it possible for the legislature to combat Gov. Steve Bullock’s directive allowing counties to use mail-in ballots for the upcoming gener...

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