HELENA — National Democrats have increased their investment in this month's Montana special congressional election, but whether it will make a difference remains to be seen as Republicans have thrown surprisingly large amounts of money to protect a seat their party has held for two decades.
HELENA — The 2017 Montana legislative session that ended Friday was dominated by debates over infrastructure and how to tighten the budget, but it also included bills to make significant changes in tax policy, health care, energy, campaign finance and other areas.
HELENA – Abortion, the death penalty, guns and the very essence of personhood. Some of the legislative session's most contentious bills seemed doomed from the start, some killed with a stroke of the governor's veto pen while others perished by legislative action or inaction.
HELENA — In an interview before Gov. Steve Bullock signed his suicide prevention bill Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy said that getting the law passed was a long and personal journey.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has signed legislation creating a commission to help guide policy on child abuse and neglect.
HELENA — The Montana Legislature endorsed a proposal Tuesday to spend $6 million to test ways to expand pre-school access in the state, which opponents objected was a backdoor attempt to pass Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's pre-school grant proposal that failed earlier this session.
HELENA — Negotiations on an infrastructure bill are stalling a Montana House vote on a measure that would raise state employee pay by 1 percent in each of the next two years.
HELENA — Legislators opened one of their last days at the Capitol by passing a package of tax reform bills, some of which had appeared stalled.
HELENA — The Montana House killed Rep. Kerry White’s proposal to eliminate property taxes and institute a 2 percent statewide sales tax, but he nonetheless urged his colleagues to start discussing the politically difficult subject.
HELENA — The way schools work to reduce truancy will remain the same after the Montana House killed a proposal that could have led some parents lose their driver’s license or temporary cash assistance if their children missed too much school.
HELENA — The $10.3 billion state budget is headed to Gov. Steve Bullock after the Montana House gave it final approval.
HELENA - A county commissioner who drove more than 400 miles to testify told lawmakers Thursday a vote-by-mail election to fill Montana’s vacant U.S. House seat would save his rural county money and alleviate concerns over a lack of election judges.
HELENA – Montana would have to spend an extra $126 million a year to continue its Medicaid expansion program under proposed legislation to replace the federal Affordable Care Act, according to estimates by Gov. Steve Bullock's budget office provided to the Associated Press in response to a p…
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HELENA – A bill that would effectively prohibit the abortion of a viable fetus in all cases passed out of committee Tuesday along party lines, with Republicans in support and Democrats opposed.
HELENA – Multiple lawyers on Tuesday spoke against a proposed anti-discrimination rule that they say would infringe on the religious liberty of attorneys.
HELENA – The attorneys for Montana’s fifth- and 11th-smallest counties came to the Capitol on Tuesday to speak against a piece of legislation they say is targeted at one of them and is the result of small-town gossip from people unhappy that an elected official owns the local watering hole.
HELENA – The tentacles of methamphetamine abuse reaching across Montana are choking everything from state agencies struggling to keep up with increased workloads to Indian reservations with even fewer services than the rest of the state.
HELENA – In-state college students still are likely to see an approximately $1,000 increase in tuition after the education appropriations subcommittee made final budget cuts to higher education Thursday.
HELENA – Belgrade’s downtown is withering because its liquor licenses are moving to Bozeman, where they’re worth more. It’s a situation more and more towns across Montana will find themselves in and, according to supporters of legislation introduced Wednesday, it’s why cities should have the…
HELENA – People who spoke in opposition to a bill that would limit where drones can fly said they were worried the legislation, if not amended, would prohibit the production of films and the use of aircraft by companies like railroads who use the technology to inspect their track.
HELENA – Dustin Schneemann, 17, was driving his younger brother and a nephew in June 2011 when he picked up his phone to text.
HELENA – In his Head Start Day address at the Capitol on Friday, Gov. Steve Bullock asked parents and teachers to speak with legislators about the importance of funding early childhood education.
HELENA – Owners of wine shops and wineries around Montana told lawmakers Friday a proposed 27 cents-a-liter hike on wine could destroy their businesses.
HELENA – A bill whose sponsor says that requiring voters to present photo identification will prevent fraud faced heated opposition Thursday.
FROID – The mayor of this small town in far northeastern Montana has just one request: show us the money.