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January 15, 2007View for printing

There's a new background noise in the Legislature, a tip-tapping backbeat beneath the crack of the gavel and the chime of the electronic vote board.

More lawmakers are working on laptops during House and Senate sessions. They're e-mailing their constituents, looking online at bill drafts that once consumed reams of paper, and possibly even sneaking a quick peek at stock tables, the sports page, or even their own Web sites.

Nearly every lawmaker lists an e-mail address with his or her profile on the Legislature's Web site (http://www.leg.mt.gov). It's a transformation from even a decade or so ago.

By GWEN FLORIO Tribune Capitol Bureau

Full Story: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/app ... 1/701140304

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MATR is pleased to offer a single URL for any and all legislative websites and blogs so more in Montana will be able to find them easier and converse with their elected leaders.

2007 Montana State Legislature & Live Streaming Video Link for the Session http://www.matr.net/companies.phtml?cat=42

If you know of other sites or blogs by Montana State Legislators, please let the legislator know about this site or send their URL to russ@matr.net and we'll load them and promote the site in our twice weekly newsletters. You can subscribe for it here: http://www.matr.net/newsletter.phtml

Thank you.

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Reader Comments:




Congratulations to all legislators who are embracing technology and its ability to better connect with constituents throughout the state.

This is a start.

Much more can and should be done to provide the people of Montana better ways to communicate with their elected officials.
--Russ




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