Posted: Jan 9, 2013 6:36 PM by MTN News
On Thursday, Montana's Senate Taxation Committee will consider whether to accept Governor Steve Bullock's revenue estimates for the next three years. Bullock's budget office expects the state to have about $2 billion in revenue each year. These revenue estimates determine the amount of money the legislature can legally spend.
Also, the House Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Committee will hear two bills that would make it easier to hunt wolves. Both bills propose dropping the cost of non-resident wolf licenses from $350 to $50. One of the bills would allow one hunter to take as many as five wolves. The current limit is one wolf per tag.
And U.S. Senator Max Baucus will address a joint session of the state House and Senate Thursday. Baucus will unveil his 2013 legislative agenda, including a program to reduce unemployment among veterans.