A law that passed with bipartisan support in 2005 allows the vote of an elector who returns their completed absentee ballot and then dies before Election Day to be counted.
After focusing on protecting other structures and halting the spread of the blaze on Mt. Maurice the previous day, crews focused on containing the fire as it continues to burn on the eastern edge of the Beartooth Mountains.
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte tours the Robertson Draw fire south of Red Lodge with fire and Carbon County officials on Thursday.
Across Montana, elected officials, public health officers and attorneys are left with wildly different interpretations of what House Bill 257 actually does.
Justice Jim Shea authored the opinion Thursday, writing neither the state Constitution nor its framers' recorded intent required an independent commission to screen judicial applicants.
Montana is on track to ink a new contract with the private prison near Shelby by the end of the month, a deal that's come together under an different landscape than previous negotiations.
The group that successfully brought a 1978 ballot referendum that put proposed nuclear power plants up to a public vote only to have it overturned by the 2021 Legislature has filed for a ballot issue to override the bill passed by lawmakers.
Following an audit that found falsified financial records at the Montana Public Service Commission, a former PSC chairman is asking Gov. Greg Gianforte to do something no previous executive has done — remove a commissioner from office.
The applicants include Michele Reinhart Levine, who was appointed to the vacancy under the last administration but rejected by the state Senate in April.
Tuesday's filing is the latest in a flurry of constitutional challenges to legislation sponsored by Republican lawmakers.
Montana state employees who have been working remotely because of the pandemic will begin returning to their worksites this month and Capitol Complex offices that have been closed to the public will reopen in two weeks.
Sen. Mike Cuffe, a Eureka Republican who carried two of the most substantial voting bills to pass, said the session was the most consequential for Montana’s elections since his first legislative session in 2011.
Gov. Greg Gianforte is objecting to a U.S. government proposal to alter water releases from a huge reservoir in northeastern Montana to help an ancient and endangered fish species — the dinosaur-like pallid sturgeon.
Lawmakers will be polled on whether to override eight vetoes issued by Gov. Greg Gianforte after they adjourned the legislative session last month
"This is a good start to criminal justice reform in the sense of meaningful and uniform sentencing," Rep. Jimmy Patelis, R-Billings, said.
Gov. Greg Gianforte indicated in his veto letter that he believed the fees in HB 188 were too high.