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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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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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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