2013 Legislative Scorecard
MontPIRG had another exciting legislative session fighting for the issues that best advance the public interest here in our state. Two students lobbyists led our legislative efforts in Helena by standing up to the powerful interests trying to take Montana in the wrong direction. Back on campus at the University of Montana students were organizing around the same legislative issues to insure that their voices were heard on legislation that affects our lives.
Working together we were able to make strides in a difficult legislative session by defeating bills that would have benefited slumlords, stalled the growth of Montana’s renewable energy industry, and allowed wealthy interests to donate unlimited money in legislative races. In addition to stopping bad legislation, MontPIRG advanced bills that improved our renewable energy standard and strengthened laws against predatory lenders.
We are proud of what was accomplished at the 63rd legislative session and even prouder of the work our student volunteers and interns did to make these victories possible.