Gov. Greg Gianforte
Gov. Greg Gianforte, elected in Nov. 2020, took office in early 2021 as Montana’s first Republican governor since 2005.
The governor appoints state agency heads and is ultimately responsible for the day-to-day management of government. The governor also prepares a budget proposal that serves as a starting point for the legislative appropriations process, where lawmakers determine how much the governor’s executive branch is allowed to spend.
Bills passed by the Legislature are sent to the governor, who can sign them into law, issue a veto, or let them become law without his signature. Vetos can be overridden by two-thirds majority votes in both the House and Senate.
The governor's desk
As of 6/21/21, 589 bills from the 2021 Legislature had been sent to Gov. Gianforte for his signature.
Currently before the governor
Signed into law
Became law without signature
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