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Guest Opinion: Productive Legislative Session Adjourns

The legislature has finished its work after 87 days. The session was filled with many long days at the Capitol but we saw many legislative breakthroughs that will benefit our district and all of Montana. The driving force behind these victories was...

 

Major Legislation Of Session Heading Towards Finish Line

The past week saw the legislature send several pieces of major legislation, representing this session's major policy debates, to the Governor's desk for approval. The legislature gave final approval...

 

Letter to the Editor: Legislature Enters Final Month

The past two weeks have been some of the biggest weeks in the House during the session. Contentious bills we took up in the House included Representative Buttrey’s Medicaid Reform and Integrity...

 

Why I'm Supporting Representative Buttrey's Medicaid Reform and Integrity Act

The 2015 Montana legislature passed the Medicaid Expansion program in Montana, providing healthcare coverage to low income and disabled individuals. Importantly this act included work/training programs, premiums, as well as a 4 year expiration...

 

Catch and Keep Or Let Them Swim Away

It’s often said that Montana is like a small town with long streets. Montanans may be separated by hundreds of miles but it’s amazing how many mutual friends you find you have after talking with someone for five minutes in this giant small town....

 

Legislative Session Heating Up

The first weeks of the legislature were filled with many clean-up bills, often passing with between 70 and 100 percent support. Now the House Floor debates are getting more spirited and the decisions to vote yea or nay are a little more difficult to...

 
 By Joel Krautter    News    January 30, 2019

Week 3 Legislative Report

After a slow but steady start, the legislative session is now getting busy as we finished week three. Another way I know things must be ramping up is by the rapidly increasing number of emails I’ve been getting the past few weeks. The high point...

 

Week 1 Report from the Legislature

The first week of the legislative session in Helena got underway this past week. I was excited to be sworn-in, along with 30 other freshman House members and with family and friends present. While...

 

Taking Care Of Montana's Cash Cow

Budget problems, budget cuts and lower than expected revenue. Such has been the news from Helena this past year. The budget cuts even hit Sidney. The Office of Public Assistance closed, ending three j...

 

Krautter Calls For Legislation To Protect Richland County And Montana From Becoming A Dumping Ground For Other States' Radioactive Waste

On Wednesday night, March 7, I attended the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) meeting regarding the Yellowstone Disposal landfill, being proposed 4 miles southeast of Sidney and in close...

 
 By Joel Krautter    News    May 25, 2016

Candidate Responds To Bullock's Infrastructure Plan For Montana

Any responsible infrastructure plan requires careful thought and coalition building. A few weeks ago, Gov. Bullock floated his latest infrastructure balloon. His plan calls for a $200 million investment of cash and bonds to fund infrastructure needs,...

 
 By Joel Krautter    News    May 18, 2016

No Time For Dirty Politics In House District 35 Race

On Saturday, May 14th, as I was out campaigning, I received word that negative campaign mailers were arriving in mailboxes across Richland County attacking my opponent, Scott Staffanson. These mailers were sent out by a third-party group named...

 

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