Tester pushing three public land bills

Lee State Bureau

by Charles Johnson

HELENA – Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Friday he will look for opportunities to get the Senate to pass three public-land related bills before the election, but called the prospects doubtful this session.

He told the Helena Independent Record editorial board that his best opportunity might come if Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, introduces an omnibus lands bill that includes some state-specific public lands bills offered by a number of Western senators.

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