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Legislature shifts into high gear

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Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2011 2:34 pm

The Legislature is shifting into highway gear as it passes into its sixth week, pumping more bills onto the floor on issues ranging from repealing Montana’s medical marijuana law to requiring that women receive pre-abortion ultrasounds.

Among its more sweeping decisions last week, the Republican-controlled House voted to end the practice of allowing voters to register on Election Day. It also approved a voter referendum on adding the words “and economically productive” to Montana’s constitutional guarantee of a “clean and healthful environment.”

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