FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Republicans Leave Working Families Behind,
End Democratic Effort to Aid Renters
Republicans Kill Democratic Plan to Make Renting More Affordable for Hardworking Montanans
Helena, MT — Republicans in the Senate Judiciary Committee killed a Democratic proposal that would have made renting more affordable for working families.
For too long, rental applications have been used to line the pockets of some landlords, costing working Montanans their hard-earned money. This Democratic proposal would have ended this predatory practice and kept money where it belongs — in the pockets of Montana families. Returning unused rental application fees would make it easier, and more affordable, for families to call Montana home.
“Montana Republicans continue to make life more difficult for hardworking families,” said Sandi Luckey, Montana Democratic Party Executive Director. “Refusing to put money back in Montanans’ pockets proves it — Republicans in the state legislature will always put wealth over work.
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