MACo Legislative Update, Issue 8 – February 21, 2021

By | Association News, Legislative Updates

Where and when are we in the time and space of Legislative Land? Well, we are still in Helena. Some of us are in home-offices on Zoom and/or streaming hearings. Some of us are at the Capitol lurking in dark corners while streaming hearings so we know what the heck is going on behind the closed doors that we can’t go through unless testifying. And all of us are almost halfway through the session.

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February 19th: MACo Provides Legislative Updates About Weeks 6 & 7 of the 67th Legislative Session

By | Association News, Legislative Updates, Virtual Townhalls

On February 19th, MACo and the MSU Local Government Center hosted a virtual “townhall” to provide Montana’s counties with a venue and opportunity to share and learn from the situations and best practices in their communities around the state as well as receive pertinent updates during this unprecedented time.

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February 5th: MACo Provides Legislative Updates About Weeks 4 & 5 of the 67th Legislative Session

By | Association News, Coronavirus, Legislative Updates, Virtual Townhalls

On February 5th, MACo and the MSU Local Government Center hosted a virtual “townhall” to provide Montana’s counties with a venue and opportunity to share and learn from the situations and best practices in their communities around the state as well as receive pertinent updates during this unprecedented time.

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MACo Legislative Update, Issue 5 – January 31, 2021

By | Association News, Legislative Updates

Helena – Welcome to week five of the 67th Legislative Session! Holy cannoli folks, we are ONE MONTH IN and one month down. It’s been . . . an adventure. A quiet, yet loud, slow, yet busy, calm, but chaotic adventure. Rest-assured that your ever-faithful, never-tiring MACo lobbyists and friendly local government advocacy groups are holding the line, presenting the facts, and keeping you folks informed.

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January 22nd: MACo Provides Legislative Updates About Weeks 2 & 3 of the 67th Legislative Session

By | Association News, Coronavirus, Legislative Updates, Virtual Townhalls

On January 22nd, MACo and the MSU Local Government Center hosted a virtual “townhall” to provide Montana’s counties with a venue and opportunity to share and learn from the situations and best practices in their communities around the state as well as receive pertinent updates during this unprecedented time.

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MACo Legislative Update, Issue 3 – January 17, 2021

By | Association News, Legislative Updates

Well, we’ve done it—another legislative week in the books. How is it going? Glad you asked. Committees are still convening in person. Each committee is different as to how they allow public participation. The committees that are meeting in the smaller rooms allow for one person to come in at time, so proponents and opponents stand in line and wait to be called upon. Most Chairs allow for in-person testimony first, followed by online participation. This logic revolves around avoiding groups of people being congregated in one area for too long.

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MACo Legislative Update, Issue 2 – January 10, 2021

By | Association News, Legislative Updates

The 67th Legislative Session is freshly underway, having just convened last Monday, January 4th. The usual hustle and bustle of the Capitol building–often filled with legislators, lobbyists, the public, and guided tours–was unnervingly absent. Some legislators and advocates still haunted the halls, but for the most part, the first week’s chaos migrated primarily to computer screens, cell phones, and emails.

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