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By Nancy Ballance - HD87
Hamilton, Mont. 

A change is needed


January 3, 2019

Thank God a group of Republican legislators have taken the initiative to rid Montana House of Representatives of a 30-year supermajority experiment that has contributed to hyper-partisanship disdained by most of Montana's citizens. The Montana constitution defines only a few cases when a legislative supermajority vote is needed, for example: before spending trust funds, amending the constitution or overriding a governor's veto. Nowhere does the constitution suggest the legislature should adopt supermajority rules that limit debate and centralize power in the hands of a few. Returning to...

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