Montana State Legislature
Modernization & Risk Analysis (MARA) 2025 Biennium
Modernization & Risk Analysis
Date: October 16 & 17, 2023
Time: 08:00 AM
Location: Big Sky, MT
January 2024 // April, 2024
August 1, 2023
- Economic Futures (Eli Dourado, Utah State University)
- I-West Phase One Final Report
- 2023 Land Use Legislation
- Overview of Minneapolis Fed's Analysis of the Minneapolis 2040 Plan (Libby Starling, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
- Housing Research & Updates (Alex Horowitz, Pew Charitable Trusts)
- 95 Mills Reappraisal Impacts (Nick VanBrown, LFD)
- Update on Inventory & Status of Data Projects (Nick VanBrown, LFD)
June 15, 2023
Reports and data requests will be uploaded once available.
» MARA Data Project
Legislative non-partisan staff under the direction of the Modernization and Risk Assessment (MARA) Committee compiled data from across Montana. Once the data was put together, economic, demographic, and financial interactions and trends emerged providing a glimpse at the future.
Minutes and meeting videos will be uploaded once available.
Public comments will be uploaded once available.
Legislative Committee Members:
- Rep. Llew Jones
- Rep. Mary Caferro
- Rep. Jim Hamilton
- Rep. Bill Mercer
- Sen. John Esp
- Sen. Christopher Pope
Non-Legislative Committee Members:
- Kendall Cotton
- Dwaine Iverson
- Heather O' Loughlin
- Lance Fourstar
"Section 1. Modernization and risk analysis committee.
(1) There is a modernization and risk analysis committee. The committee shall study the long-term future budget and revenue needs of the state with changing economics and demographics.
(2) The modernization and risk analysis committee is a bipartisan committee consisting of the following:
(a) six members of the legislative finance committee, with three members appointed by the presiding officer and three members appointed by the vice presiding officer of the legislative finance committee;
(b) four members who are not officials or employees in the executive or legislative branches with two appointed by the presiding officer and two appointed by the vice presiding officer of the modernization and risk analysis committee; and
(c) an interim committee chairperson and vice chairperson of opposite parties as temporary voting members of the committee. The presiding officer of the modernization and risk analysis committee shall invite the two members based on the relevance at least one of the topics of the upcoming meeting to the subject matter under the jurisdiction of a specific interim committee. If the chairperson or vice chairperson of the interim committee is unable to attend, the chairperson or vice chairperson may designate a member of the interim committee. The interim committee chairperson and vice chairperson must be invited at least 30 days prior to the meeting date."
Continue reading about the establishment of the Modernization and Risk Analysis committee in