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Board of Canvassers certifies election results

Board of Canvassers certifies election results

HELENA — The state Board of Canvassers has certified Montana's general election results.

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Speaker names legislators Montana House committees

Speaker names legislators Montana House committees

HELENA — House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, has announced the following chairs and members of Montana House committees for the 2015 L…

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MDU to purchase wind farm in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase a the wind farm to be developed outside of Hett…

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New speaker says Republicans have followed legal advice on caucuses

New speaker says Republicans have followed legal advice on caucuses

HELENA — The incoming House speaker said legislative Republicans have followed the advice from the legislative legal staff on open-meeting req…

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State senator arrested for DUI; claims harassment

State senator arrested for DUI; claims harassment

GREAT FALLS — Tribal law-enforcement officers arrested a Democrat state senator and Blackfeet leader for driving under the influence, a charge…

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Tester: 'There’s things we need to do' to help middle class in Congress

Tester: 'There’s things we need to do' to help middle class in Congress

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there will be opportunity to get things done with the Republican-controlled Senate next year.

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GOP to decide on joining closed primaries case

HELENA — Montana Republican Party members plan to meet in early January to decide whether to join a lawsuit seeking to allow only registered R…

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Butte-Silver Bow clerks must issue marriage licenses

Butte-Silver Bow clerks must issue marriage licenses

BUTTE — No deputy clerks in the Butte-Silver Bow clerk of court office are exempt from issuing wedding licenses for same-sex couples, Clerk of…

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'Focus on your teacher and not your empty tummy': Governor a hit a Lockwood Schools

'Focus on your teacher and not your empty tummy': Governor a hit a Lockwood Schools

For breakfast, Gov. Steve Bullock told Lockwood Intermediate School students Monday he usually enjoys a bowl of Cheerios and yogurt.

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House Republican caucus isn't 1st in recent past to violate open-meetings law

House Republican caucus isn't 1st in recent past to violate open-meetings law

HELENA — Montana’s 2015 House Republican caucus got itself in hot water recently, when two news reporters found its members in the basement of…

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Governor's budget freezes tuition, not expenditures, Montana universities say

Governor's budget freezes tuition, not expenditures, Montana universities say

MISSOULA — During its meeting last week in Missoula, the state Board of Regents praised the biennial budget presented by Gov. Steve Bullock, b…

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'More conservative than people realize': Meyers only American Indian Republican in Legislature

'More conservative than people realize': Meyers only American Indian Republican in Legislature

HELENA — G. Bruce Meyers says growing up on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in north-central Montana, he was taught not to trust anything “whit…

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Little time to find replacement for resigning lawmaker

Little time to find replacement for resigning lawmaker

Short on time, Republicans and Yellowstone County commissioners will have to hustle to replace Rep. Jonathan McNiven, who recently resigned, b…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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