HELENA — A judge has rejected the Montana Senate majority leader's attempt to dismiss charges that his campaign took illegal contributions and coordinated with a conservative group.
HELENA — Charges that state Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich broke campaign-reporting laws were filed improperly and should be dismissed, an attorney for Wittich told a state judge Monday.
HELENA — State Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich on Friday asked a District Court judge to dismiss a complaint against him filed by the state political practices commissioner and accused Gov. Steve Bullock, two commissioners and a legislator of conspiring to remove him from office.
HELENA — The state political practices commissioner released findings Tuesday showing he concluded that Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich violated the law by coordinating with Western Tradition Partnership and other entities to accept illegal corporate donations in his 2010 primary election…
HELENA — State Rep. Mike Miller, R-Helmville, should be removed from office or fined for accepting illegal campaign help from several secretive conservative groups, the state political practices commissioner said in court filings Friday.
HELENA — In the campaign for Eastern Montana’s Senate District 20 this year, Republican Duane Ankney of Colstrip knows he’ll be facing an opponent — from within his own party.
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HELENA — A Republican state legislative leader has urged Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to reconsider his opposition to having the state pick up the costs of reopening national parks in Montana until the federal government shutdown ends.
KALISPELL — Montana Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich thinks Republicans were undermined by a rift among their own ranks in this year’s legislative session, and he predicts the divide will emerge into a wider debate in months to come.
HELENA — Unlike former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Gov. Steve Bullock didn’t have a ceremony in front of the Capitol to symbolically veto bills with specially made branding irons.
HELENA — Republican legislators left the legislative session that ended this week even more divided than when they arrived, with warring factions promising a protracted fight for control of the direction of the Montana GOP.
HELENA — After the gavels came down Wednesday on the 2013 Legislature, Gov. Steve Bullock and legislative leaders had widely different assessments about what was accomplished — and what wasn’t — in the session.
Senate Minority Leader Jon Sesso, left, and Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich speak outside the Senate chambers Wednesday April 24, 2013, in Helena, Mont. The Legislature was wrapping up the 2013 legislative session after reconciling budget differences with Gov. Steve Bullock.
HELENA — Legislators entered the final week with high hopes of reaching quick agreement on the major pieces of the budget that are nearing resolution.
HELENA -- A proposed pay raise for state employees is only one vote away from passing the Legislature and going to Gov. Steve Bullock for his consideration.
HELENA — The Senate on Wednesday endorsed the two major bills seeking to repair Montana’s financially troubled pension funds for teachers and public employees.
HELENA — Senate debate Friday on a relatively minor bill dealing with so-called "dark money" in politics prompted another public row in the Republican caucus.
HELENA -- A lawsuit against former state Political Practices Commissioner Dave Gallik can proceed in court, a Missoula district judge said in a decision Thursday.
HELENA — Senate Democrats accused Republicans Saturday of trampling their legal rights during a tumultuous standoff at the Legislature the previous day, but GOP leaders insisted they had operated fully within the law and rules.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Friday criticized the actions by Senate Republican leaders to deny Democratic lawmakers the right to speak on the Senate floor.