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Guest opinion: Lawmakers enjoy taxpayer-funded insurance while denying it to others

Hy•poc•ri•sy- noun- The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.

December 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Montanans must drive safely at any speed

Gazette opinion: Montanans must drive safely at any speed

Do speed limits make highways safer?

December 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Some lawmakers want to increase interstate speed limit to 80 mph

Some lawmakers want to increase interstate speed limit to 80 mph

HELENA — Four legislators are having separate bills drafted for the 2015 session to raise the daytime speed limit on Montana interstate highways from 75 mph to 80 mph, and in one case, 85 mph.

November 29, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Local Energy Investment Act would empower Montanans

Our proposition is simple: businesses and residents should have more opportunities to produce their own energy, and get credit for it from their utility.

November 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana should invest in federalism

The American experiment of federalism, and the proper role of the states versus the federal government, continues to evolve. Even though many of us are cautiously optimistic after this election that the federal government will improve, given the federal government's past inability to properl…

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Leading Republican has plan for more Medicaid coverage

Leading Republican has plan for more Medicaid coverage

HELENA — A leading Republican lawmaker Tuesday unveiled his proposal to revamp and expand Medicaid coverage for the poor in Montana — but said it wouldn’t accept additional federal dollars offered to the states under Obamacare.

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Judge rejects Montana Senate leader's conspiracy claims

Judge rejects Montana Senate leader's conspiracy claims

HELENA — A Helena judge has dismissed claims by the Montana Senate majority leader that the governor, a state senator and two commissioners of political practices conspired to drive him out of office.

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Lawmaker's attempt to toss complaint rejected

Lawmaker's attempt to toss complaint rejected

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.

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Montana Senate leader asks judge to dismiss illegal contribution complaint

Montana Senate leader asks judge to dismiss illegal contribution complaint

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.

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Wittich denies charges, accuses Bullock, others of misconduct

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.

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Commissioner: Montana Senate leader broke campaign laws

Commissioner: Montana Senate leader broke campaign laws

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…

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Commissioner calls for removal of state rep from office for campaign violations

Commissioner calls for removal of state rep from office for campaign violations

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.

January 24, 2014 4:42 pm Photos

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In 2014 legislative races, the battle is on … within the Republican Party

In 2014 legislative races, the battle is on … within the Republican Party

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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Guest opinion: Better reforms possible without Obamacare

My New Year’s resolution is to stop more Obamacare train wrecks.

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GOP lawmaker wants Bullock to open national parks

GOP lawmaker wants Bullock to open national parks

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.

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GOP undermined by rift in its own ranks, Montana Senate leader says

GOP undermined by rift in its own ranks, Montana Senate leader says

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.

June 02, 2013 7:12 am Photos

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Bullock vetoes several Republican tax measures, bill allowing guns on campus

Bullock vetoes several Republican tax measures, bill allowing guns on campus

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.

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Internal GOP battle promises to continue

Internal GOP battle promises to continue

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.

April 25, 2013 5:43 pm Photos

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Reactions mixed to work of 2013 Legislature

Reactions mixed to work of 2013 Legislature

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.

April 24, 2013 8:19 pm Photos

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Jon Sesso

Jon Sesso

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. 

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