City, county officials meet with legislators to talk about their needs

Officials from the Montana state legislature, the Great Falls City Commission and the Cascade County Commission got together on Tuesday to put forth issues that the city and county want the legislature to consider during its next session.

At the Joint City / County Commission and Local / Regional Legislators Special Work Session, commissioners and other stakeholders discussed issues such as housing, community development, workforce, Malmstrom Air Force Base, taxes and more. legislation ahead of the session so that legislators can address the most prevalent concerns.

Ten attended to represent the legislature, five of whom were prospective legislators. The event was spearheaded by Rep. Steve Galloway and City Commissioner Joe McKenney.

“We have a housing crisis at this point,” opened Jolene Schalper, Senior Vice President of the Great Falls Development Authority.

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