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Lobbying Reporting Requirements for Counties

Posted Date: 
December 14, 2012
Harold Blattie, Executive Director, Montana Association of Counties

With the 2013 Legislative Session fast approaching, counties are reminded that while elected officials are exempt from the normal reporting requirements of lobbyists, they still may need to register with the Commissioner of Political Practices as a “Principal” if the county pays for lobbying activities conducted on the county’s behalf by hired or contract lobbyists or county employees.

LAWS Demonstrations: 2013 Legislative Session

Posted Date: 
November 21, 2012

Over the next three months, the Legislative Services Division will offer several demonstrations of the Legislative Automated Workflow System, or LAWS. This online system allows the public and state agencies to track legislation during the 2013 legislative session.

MACo Pension Update: Pre-Session

Posted Date: 
November 16, 2012
Sheryl Wood, Associate Director, Montana Association of Counties

On April 10, 2012, the Governor released his legislative proposal regarding the unfunded pension liability.  The proposal was further elaborated on and defined during subsequent meetings of the State Administration and Veteran’s Affairs and Legislative Finance Committees.

2013 Montana Legislative Leadership

Posted Date: 
November 14, 2012

Montana Legislators elected their leadership on Wednesday.