Montana’s Democratic lawmakers recently gathered in Helena for two scheduled interim committee meetings. They discussed the top issues facing the state as well as explore initiatives to address the concerns of their constituents.
As coal and fossil fuel production declines, Montana is seeing a drop in jobs in those sectors. Meanwhile, the health care industry is booming in the state. Officials discussed how Montana can help workers successfully transition to a more diversified economy.
The high cost of health care, supporting public education and improving the state’s infrastructure are among the top issues lawmakers say are impacting their districts.
Democratic lawmakers discuss their priorities for the upcoming 66th Legislature, which is scheduled to gavel in on January 7, 2019.
State lawmakers describe the changes that they feel Montana needs to make to ensure that the state is prepared to face the future.