Apr. 24 -
Senate adjourns. Session over.
House adjourns sine die after passing SB 81 on 3d. We need a veto on this one. Read more
Apr. 23 -
Great news! HB 377, the bill to amortize and save TRS, just passed House 3d reading. That's the last vote for this bill before the governor's desk.
Not-so-great news: SB 81 (Lewis), tuition tax credits for private & religious schools, has been resurrected and just passed House 2d reading. Up for 3d tomorrow.
Apr. 22 -
HB 454 (PERS fix) passed House 3d reading. That's the last hurdle for this bill before the governor's desk.
Fact sheet on pensions
April 20 -
HB 13 (state pay plan) has passed the legislature.
Fact sheet on HB 13
Apr. 19 -
SB 175 (school funding) passed its last hurdle today before heading to the governor's desk. The Senate voted on 3rd reading to concur with House amendments. SB 175 now goes to the governor for his consideration.
Read about SB 175
Bill status: April 18, 2013 - status of bills we support and oppose that are still in play
School privatization: Most have died. It ain't over 'til it's over. Who is behind the efforts to privatize our public schools? Learn more
MEA-MFT’s LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES: stripped down, simple, & immensely important:
• PASS the state pay plan (HB 13)
• PROTECT your pension (PERS & TRS).
• FUND public education (Head Start, K-12, higher ed).
• FIGHT the attacks (on public education, public services, & workers’ rights).
Read more detail on our legislative agenda here.
MEA-MFT and allies release mid-session voting record. MEA-MFT and our allies in Montana public education have, for the first time, compiled a joint mid-term voting record on public school issues. Read the voting record here.
READ 'EM & REAP:
Essential Truths About the Great Work of Montana's Public Schools
MEA-MFT has teamed up with many other education advocacy groups to produce this major new document, produced to help legislators understand K-12 issues. Read about it here.
Did You Know... Stories About the Great Work of Montana's Public Schools
Another publication from Montana's education advocacy coalition, including MEA-MFT. Don't miss these great stories. Read them here.
MEA-MFT POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT
PREVIOUS MONTANA LEGISLATURES
MEA-MFT 2011 Legislative Voting Record
How did your legislators do on our issues in the 2011 session? Click here to find out. (The voting record takes a moment to download.)
Report card time: MEA-MFT 2009 Legislative voting record
MEA-MFT's 2009 priority bills How they fared.
MEA-MFT Voting Record
2005 SPECIAL SESSION
'05 special session voting record: Grade your legislators.
The grades are in: MEA-MFT 2005 legislative voting record
2003 voting record