Posted: Feb 26, 2013 4:34 PM by MTN News
On Wednesday, Montana lawmakers will be busy voting on general bills to meet the transmittal deadline on Thursday.
Wednesday is the last day for the second reading of bills that do not affect state revenue or spending.
The House will vote on roughly fifteen bills, including bills that would revise property tax laws and reduce business equipment taxes.
And the Senate will vote on several bills, including a resolution to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
Citizens United allows corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money on independent political expenditures.
Campaign finance and disclosure laws will continue to be one of the major topics this session and two bills have already passed the House that would shed light on dark money in state politics.
One would require non-profit political action committees or PACs to label election materials paid for by anonymous donors.
The other would help anonymous donors see how PACS are spending their money.