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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - OPD Expenditures

Posted Date: 
January 13, 2016

The Legislative Fiscal Division has posted the latest Chart of the Week. This week's chart is on caseloads and expenditures from the Montana Office of the State Public Defender. It is the second of two charts in this series.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - State Public Defender Cases

Posted Date: 
January 6, 2016

The Legislative Fiscal Division has posted the latest Chart of the Week. This week's chart is on caseloads from the Montana Office of the State Public Defender.  It is the first of two charts in this series.

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January Issue of 2015-2016 Interim Newsletter

Posted Date: 
January 1, 2016

The January issue of The Interim newsletter is now available.  The newsletter contains information on previous and upcoming legislative activities.

This month's Back Page article focuses on the future of the Colstrip coal-fired generating station.

Past issues of The Interim are also available on the Legislative Branch website.

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Water Committee to Ponder Water Court Future

Posted Date: 
December 30, 2015
Contact: 
Jason Mohr, Water Policy Interim Committee Staff

The Water Policy Interim Committee will discuss the future of administering and enforcing water rights in Montana at its first meeting of 2016.

Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Federal Payments to Counties

Posted Date: 
December 16, 2015

The Legislative Fiscal Division has posted the latest Chart of the Week. This week's chart is on federal payments made to counties.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Charitable Endowment Credit

Posted Date: 
December 10, 2015

The Legislative Fiscal Division has posted the latest Chart of the Week. This week's chart is on the charitable endowment tax credit.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Lottery Profit Distributions

Posted Date: 
December 2, 2015

The Legislative Fiscal Division has posted the latest Chart of the Week. This week's chart is on the Montana State Lottery's historic net profit distributions.

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December Issue of 2015-2016 Interim Newsletter

Posted Date: 
December 1, 2015

The December issue of The Interim newsletter is now available.  The newsletter reports on legislative activities during the interim and includes articles on committee meetings and informational articles for legislators. 

This month's Back Page article features a primer on The Clean Water Act and WOTUS - Waters of the United States.

Past issues of The Interim are also available on the Legislative Branch website.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Live Births

Posted Date: 
November 18, 2015

The Legislative Fiscal Division has posted the latest Chart of the Week. This week's chart is on Montana's live birth numbers. Birth rates are used to forecast funding, staffing and infrastructure requirements for Montana's public school districts.

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Poll on Campaign Finance Rules Triggered

Posted Date: 
November 16, 2015
Contact: 
Sheri Scurr, SAVA Committee Staff & Research Analyst, Office of Research and Policy Analysis, Montana Legislature

The State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee has received 23 letters from members of the legislature objecting to 16 proposed new and revised campaign finance rules. By law, this requires the committee to conduct a poll of the legislature about legislative intent when it passed campaign finance law revisions during the 2015 session.