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Working in the home stretch

When we first came to the 68th session in January, the goal was all about removing red tape and clutter from our laws. Having gotten to the final stretch, I can only hope we have removed more clutter than we added.

There have been 1,644 bills introduced as of this past week, which is 331 more bills than last session, and short of the record set in the 1973 session (2,211 bills). As some of you may remember, 1972 was when the Montana Constitution was last updated. It was followed by a big rewriting of many outdated laws. At that time, there were no computers. I find it hard to believe how all t...


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