Montana’s 67th legislative session began on Jan. 4. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to move Montana forward and create jobs and economic opportunity for my constituents. The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected communities across Montana, and Montanans are counting on us to create jobs, grow the economy, and protect health care and education. Because of the pandemic I have been attending the legislative session from home using Zoom. I have had a good experience with this new technology attending meetings, talking with bill drafters, constituents and presenting my first bill.
I am serving on the Taxation, Education and Fish and Game committees. Committees are organized and starting to hear bills. Over the next couple of weeks, Democrats will be introducing our priorities, which include tax relief for hardworking Montanans, fighting for a balanced budget that protects services without raising taxes, proposals to create jobs through infrastructure and expansion of broadband, and an effort to raise the minimum wage for working Montanans. I’m looking forward to getting to work and will share updates with you on a regular basis here, and on the Zoom meetings the Boulder Monitor is hosting for Jefferson County constituents. Please feel free to contact me any time at email@example.com.