Montana House of Representatives.

Montana state lawmakers will get a slight uptick in their pay during the next legislative session. The roughly 20 cent per hour raise was part of a 1 percent increase to all state employees’ pay approved  last year. Lawmakers are also looking at ways to update their budgets for communicating with constituents.

Change in inflation-adjusted personal income for most recent year through Q3 2017.
Pew Charitable Trusts

Personal income growth in Montana grew faster last year than the national average. That’s according to an analysis released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Montana ranked sixth in the nation through the third quarter of 2017 for growth rate in personal income.

Bill Could Exempt Outdoor Seasonal Workers From Overtime, Minimum Wage

Feb 21, 2017

HELENA -- Montana lawmakers heard testimony on House Bill 496 Tuesday that would add seasonal outdoor recreation employees to a list of people who wouldn't necessarily be eligible for minimum wage or overtime pay.

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney, Governor Steve Bullock, and Montana Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy announce the 2016 Labor Day report, September 6, 2016 in Helena.
Corin Cates-Carney

A jobs report released Tuesday by the state’s Department Labor and Industry gives a glowing picture of Montana's current job market, but predicts a worker shortage in the next decade.

Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy handed the 2016 Labor Day report to Governor Steve Bullock during a press conference hosted by a financial company in Helena.

Montana Labor, Non-Profit Groups React to New Federal Overtime Rule
M. Sullivan (CC-BY-NC-ND)

A new federal overtime rule could have profound impacts in Montana.