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By Michael Siebert
UM Community News Service 

Special Mail Election, Local Control of Seed, Spearfishing and Eating Disorder Treatment Discussed

Legislative Roundup - Week 12

 

Freddy Monares,UM Community News Service

Carole Mackin, a taxpayer from Helena, is escorted out of a hearing room at the Montana Capitol by a sergeant-at-arms Thursday, March 23 after she refused to stop her testimony in support of Senate Bill 305, which would allow mail ballot elections. Twenty minutes was given for testimony for and against the bill.

HELENA -- With the special congressional election quickly approaching, Montana lawmakers heard heated testimony on a bill last week that would allow counties to opt for mail-in ballots.

Senate Bill (SB) 305, introduced by Sen. Steve Fitzpatrick, R-Great Falls would just apply to the upcoming special election between Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist -- both vying for the congressional seat vacated by now Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

"This election is going to be very expensive and it's going to be an incredible burden on your local taxpayer," Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick...



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