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Montana laptop lawmakers log on, blog on. Do you know how to find your Legislators' websites and blogs or watch the 2007 session on live streaming video?

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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 ( It's a transformation from even a decade or so ago.

By GWEN FLORIO Tribune Capitol Bureau

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2007 Montana State Legislature & Live Streaming Video Link for the Session

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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.

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