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Media seek contempt of court against House GOP over apparent illegal caucus

Media seek contempt of court against House GOP over apparent illegal caucus

HELENA — A Helena judge on Friday set a show-cause hearing for Dec. 9 on whether the Montana House Republican caucus should be found in contem…

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Panel compromises on state revenue estimate

HELENA — After deadlocking along partisan lines on setting a general-fund revenue estimate, the majority of a bipartisan legislative committee…

November 20, 2014 8:30 pmLoading…

Lawmaker McNiven resigns 2 weeks after re-election to run newspaper

Lawmaker McNiven resigns 2 weeks after re-election to run newspaper

Lockwood and Worden state legislator Jonathan McNiven has resigned his post just two weeks after the general election.

November 20, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…

Lawmakers will take first stab at projecting revenue

Lawmakers will take first stab at projecting revenue

HELENA — An interim legislative committee on Thursday will come up with the first estimate of projected state tax revenues for the next two fi…

November 19, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…

Post-election audit finds accurate vote counts

Post-election audit finds accurate vote counts

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says a postelection audit confirms the vote count in the Nov. 4 election was accurate.

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Tester bill would reveal 'dark money' donors

Tester bill would reveal 'dark money' donors

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester introduced a bill Tuesday to reveal the major donors who fund secret groups that seek to influence elections.

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GOP group censures Sen. Tutvedt for undermining credibility of local Republicans

GOP group censures Sen. Tutvedt for undermining credibility of local Republicans

HELENA — The Flathead County Republican Central Committee has unanimously censured veteran Sen. Bruce Tutvedt, R-Kalispell, for misconduct and…

November 18, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

Bullock on Medicaid: 'More or less a new way, than any other state has taken'

HELENA — As promised, Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday unveiled his plan to make another run at asking the Legislature to accept millions in feder…

November 17, 2014 5:42 pmLoading…

Advocates challenge lynx habitat rule in court

Advocates challenge lynx habitat rule in court

BILLINGS — Wildlife advocates sued the federal government Monday after it declined to designate some areas in the West as critical habitat for…

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Bullock proposes budget with new form of Medicaid expansion

Bullock proposes budget with new form of Medicaid expansion

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday released his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that includes a new way to expand Medicaid to…

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Bullock to unveil budget plan Monday

Bullock to unveil budget plan Monday

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock’s proposed budget for the next two years will include a plan to expand Medicaid and start a pre-kindergarten educa…

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Greenwood leaving state GOP

HELENA — Bowen Greenwood said Friday he will be resigning at the end of the month as executive director of the Montana Republican Party.

November 14, 2014 4:17 pmLoading…

Agriculture groups see benefits to Republican Senate majority

Agriculture groups see benefits to Republican Senate majority

Montana farm and ranch groups will appeal to a Republican U.S. Senate to turn back federal land and environmental laws challenging their indus…

November 13, 2014 4:52 pmLoading…

Tester named to lead Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Tester named to lead Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

HELENA — Montana Sen. Jon Tester was named Thursday as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where he’ll be in charge of r…

November 13, 2014 12:09 pmLoading…

August flooding damage nears $1.8 million for roads and bridges

August flooding damage nears $1.8 million for roads and bridges

A late August rain storm that clobbered Eastern Montana caused nearly $1.8 million damage to roads and bridges, disaster officials said Wednesday.

November 12, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Barrett is first woman elected Senate president; GOP mostly chooses rural lawmakers

Barrett is first woman elected Senate president; GOP mostly chooses rural lawmakers

HELENA — Senate Republicans broke barriers Thursday by electing Sen. Debby Barrett, R-Dillon, as the first woman chosen as president of the Mo…

November 12, 2014 6:25 pmLoading…

Montana lawmakers pick legislative leaders

Montana lawmakers pick legislative leaders

HELENA — In electing new leadership for the 2015 Legislative session, Montana Senate Republicans have kept the more conservative edge they ado…

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Lawmakers meeting to choose legislative leaders

HELENA — Montana lawmakers are meeting to choose House and Senate party leadership for the 2015 Legislative session.

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Tester one of at least two U.S. senators up for DSCC chairman

Tester one of at least two U.S. senators up for DSCC chairman

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is among at least two Senate Democrats being considered to chair the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Co…

November 11, 2014 4:27 pmLoading…

Tester’s new role in the minority: Swing vote that could help move key issues

Tester’s new role in the minority: Swing vote that could help move key issues

HELENA — Montana’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jon Tester, will now be in the minority for the first time in his Senate career — but said th…

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