Chuck Hunter

Montana Legislature
6:30 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

State Lawmakers Elect Party Leaders

Republican Debby Barrett will serve as President of the Senate in the 2015 legislature.

State lawmakers chose their party leaders for the upcoming 2015 legislative session in Helena today.

Yellowstone Public Radio’s Jackie Yamanaka says they’re talking about working together to benefit Montana.
 

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Megaloads
5:44 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Lawmakers ask if Missoula can charge fees to megaload shipments

State lawmakers are asking what rights local governments have to charge fees to megaload shipments moving through Montana cities and towns.

These vehicles carry enormous pieces of equipment, blocking traffic as they haul their freight often to the tar sands of Canada or the Bakken oil patch.

The legislature’s Revenue and Transportation Interim committee inquired into the fees Tuesday.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce says the city of Missoula began charging them a few years ago. 

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