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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.

September 23, 2014 8:30 pmLoading…
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.

August 27, 2014 1:53 pmLoading…
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.

July 08, 2014 1:48 pmLoading…
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.

June 23, 2014 2:55 pmLoading…

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.

May 17, 2014 8:38 pmLoading…
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.

January 13, 2014 12:15 am Related Loading…

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.

May 06, 2013 8:17 pm Related Loading…
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. 

April 24, 2013 1:58 pmLoading…
Montana Lawmakers enter final week eyeing budget

Montana Lawmakers enter final week eyeing budget

HELENA — Legislators entered the final week with high hopes of reaching quick agreement on the major pieces of the budget that are nearing resolution.

April 22, 2013 5:26 pm Related Loading…
Pay raise bill heads toward passage

Pay raise bill heads toward passage

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.

April 19, 2013 7:36 pm Related Loading…
Senate OKs 2 pension bills

Senate OKs 2 pension bills

HELENA — The Senate on Wednesday endorsed the two major bills seeking to repair Montana’s financially troubled pension funds for teachers and public employees.

April 17, 2013 3:26 pm Related Loading…
Montana GOP split lingers over 'dark money' crackdown

Montana GOP split lingers over 'dark money' crackdown

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.

April 12, 2013 5:42 pm Related Loading…

Judge: False claims case against Gallik can advance

HELENA -- A lawsuit against former state Political Practices Commissioner Dave Gallik can proceed in court, a Missoula district judge said in a decision Thursday.

April 11, 2013 10:59 pmLoading…

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