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Verdell Jackson

Critics suggest alternative water compact for Flathead Reservation

KALISPELL – Some Republican state legislators and a group called Concerned Citizens of Western Montana have released a review highly critical of the proposed water rights compact for the Flathead Indian Reservation, and offered an alternative compact.

July 21, 2013 10:54 amLoading…
Senate endorses bill to curb illegal workers

Senate endorses bill to curb illegal workers

HELENA — The state Senate has endorsed a bill that would criminalize the employment of illegal immigrants.

March 27, 2013 5:39 pm Related Loading…
Montana bill to allow heat-packing lawmakers rejected

Montana bill to allow heat-packing lawmakers rejected

HELENA — The Montana Senate has rejected a measure that would have allowed legislators to carry concealed firearms in the state Capitol.

February 25, 2013 4:46 pm Related Loading…
Sen. Verdell Jackson, R-Kalispell

Sen. Verdell Jackson, R-Kalispell


February 25, 2013 9:30 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Tester's FJRA nothing but more wilderness bill

Montana’s letters and editorial pages have been flooded with praise for Sen. Jon Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act. Well, here’s some criticism: To begin, the name is all wrong. FJRA is first, foremost, and only a wilderness bill, which would immediately lock away a million acres (660,…

January 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Updated list of nullification bills before Legislature

HELENA — Here is the status of bills before the Legislature to “nullify” or defy federal law, in some fashion.

February 21, 2011 11:15 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Right to bear arms doesn't cover 30-shot clips

Tension was high in Congress in the months before the Civil War when an observer wryly noted that the only members not carrying a pistol were carrying two pistols. Perhaps high tension explains why Montana State Sen. Verdell Jackson, R- Kalispell, has introduced legislation to allow Montana …

January 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Proposed legislation to allow lawmakers to carry concealed guns into Capitol

HELENA — As state lawmakers on Monday considered hiring a police officer to beef up Capitol security after a congresswoman was shot in Arizona, a Montana senator has a bill to allow legislators with concealed gun permits to bring their weapons into the statehouse for protection.

January 11, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Panel rejects carbon burial bills for now

HELENA - A panel of lawmakers Wednesday backed away from plans to address carbon sequestration at next winter's legislative session, saying the topic had too many unknowns.

July 16, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

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