This just in from the Associated Press:
HELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer has been fined $4,100 in a three-year-old ethics case.
The state commissioner of political practices previously had found that Schweitzer broke ethics laws when he appeared in a public service radio advertisement during his 2008 re-election campaign.
Schweitzer has argued the [...]
As the Associated Press explains it, lawmakers revised Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s revision. Got that?
HELENA — Lawmakers have passed a revised version of the medical marijuana overhaul after rejecting Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s amendment to allow 25 patients per pot provider and to let those providers make a profit.
The Legislature passed Senate Bill [...]
Montana lawmakers started working months ago, long before the 2011 Legislature started, on revisions to the state’s 2004 voter-approved initiative that legalized medical marijuana.
Today looks like it will be the Legislature’s last day, and guess what’s going on? Lawmakers are still fiddling with the lone remaining bill – termed “unconstitutional” yesterday by Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
Here’s what’s going on this morning, according to Missoulian State Bureau Chief Chuck Johnson:
Some key legislators met with Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s chief of staff Thursday to discuss some of his suggested amendments to the major medical marijuana bill that both houses passed.
Most of the members of the Senate-House conference committee met with Vivian Hammill, Schweitzer’s chief of staff, about the governor’s suggested amendments to Senate Bill 423, by Sen. Jeff Essmann, R-Billings [in photo at right]. …
After the meeting, Essmann said, “Not everything that was in the the set of draft amendments is agreeable to us. On the other hand, there were acceptable suggestions on a number of points.”
For a Missoulian State Bureau story listing Schweitzer’s proposed changes, see below.
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