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Bill Aims to Capture Bed Tax from Online Bookings
Montana has had a 4% sales tax on hotel rooms and rental cars since the late 80’s. But, the way people rent rooms and cars has changed a lot since then.
As 2021 Legislature Wraps First Half, Here’s What’s Moving Forward
Despite all the challenges brought by the pandemic, lawmakers in the 67th Montana Legislative Session are wasting no time in pushing through a deluge of bills
Lawmakers Grapple with Solutions to Montana’s Youth Mental Health Crisis
The Montana Legislature is grappling with how best to support mental health programs in schools, an issue experts say was important even before the COVID-19 pandemic brought on new and stressful challenges for students.
Montana Lawmakers Consider Bill to Loosen Gun Restrictions
Representatives on the House Judiciary Committee heard public testimony on a bill Wednesday that would allow Montanans to carry a concealed firearm almost anywhere without a permit.
Gov. Gianforte: COVID-19 Response Will Focus on Vaccines and Incentives, Not Mandates
Gov. Greg Gianforte said at a press conference Tuesday that he plans to focus the state’s pandemic response on personal responsibility and incentives, as well as expanded vaccine distribution.