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Most state lawmakers gather in Helena for Legislative Week

January 13, 2020 GMT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — About 120 of the state’s 150 legislators were expected to gather in Helena for Legislative Week starting Monday.

Lawmakers have scheduled several interim committee meetings this week in what they describe as a way of trying out meeting every year, the Great Falls Tribune reported.

The Montana Legislature now meets in a 90-day session every other year, but a bill passed last year asks lawmakers to consider changing that to annual 45-day sessions.

About two dozen meetings are planned this week, including training sessions and a dinner for legislators.