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2019 Montana Legislative News

It is strange, after serving 14 years, to be a “freshman” representative in the House. However, as a “senior” freshman, I chair the Joint Education Finance and vice-chair Full Appropriations committees. These familiar committees are where I held leadership positions in the Senate, thus it wa…

The halls and hearing rooms of the Montana Capitol will echo with chatter about student debt, firefighter health and a deluge of bill requests the week of Jan. 14. Here are some topics to follow.

The 66th Montana Legislature opened for business Jan. 7 and lawmakers spent much of the first week discussing what they hope to see for hot topic issues and bills, like public lands and Medicaid expansion.

First and foremost among the tasks facing Montana legislators as they open up the 2019 legislative session is producing a state budget — the set of bills that will ultimately direct how Montana’s state agencies spend billions in public money over the next two years.

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Lynn Kenyon, an Augusta resident and small business owner, is opening a new business, Forge, this spring. Forge will be in the building at 206 Main St. in downtown Augusta.

Ten members of the Dutton/Brady High School boy’s basketball team voiced their desire not to form a basketball cooperative with Power High School during the Oct. 22 school board meeting.

Weekly Sheriff's Report

Nov. 5 — 9:52 a.m., deputy investigated an attempted break-in at the Fairfield Community Hall.