Eastern Montana is seeing unprecedented growth as a result of the Bakken development. This impact comes not only from drilling and related activities in Montana, but also from “spillover” into Montana from North Dakota. These impacts are real, they are in many cases severe, and they need addressing.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is expected to announce a $45 million aid package for Eastern Montana communities overwhelmed by the Bakken oil boom.
Just who is Montana Attorney General Tim Fox working for anyway?
When the state of Washington announced they were taking the unheard-of step of including Montana mines and transportation networks in the scope of an environmental analysis related to a costal port in Washington, a lot of Montana industries took notice. The move was designed to undermine coa…
HELENA — A Republican lawmaker’s support of bills opposed by the oil industry may have cost him his day job at a law firm that represents the industry’s interests earlier this year.
HELENA — The House Taxation Committee endorsed a bill Monday to extend to all new future electrical generating facilities —including coal and natural gas — the current tax breaks offered only to alternative-energy facilities such as wind.
HELENA — Plenty of big issues are a long way from solved at the 2013 Legislature, but at least one looks like a sure thing: creating a multimillion-dollar fund to help Eastern Montana cities and counties deal with impacts from booming oil development.
HELENA — Three “school choice” bills that use state funds or tax credits to help finance private or charter schools passed out of legislative committees Wednesday on mostly party line votes, with Democrats solidly opposed.
HELENA — Republican legislative leaders praised Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock for agreeing to put the state budget online, starting Thursday, but disagreed on a number of other issues in his State of the State address.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock will give his first State of the State address Wednesday night to a joint session of the Montana Legislature.
MISSOULA — Taxi companies won’t answer to the Montana Public Service Commission if a bill being drafted in Helena ends up on the books.
HELENA – The Legislature’s new Republican majority leaders outlined the GOP’s agenda Wednesday, saying they’d focus on tax relief, boosting the state’s economy and revising education — but they also said they want to work with incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Steve Bullock. ...
There’s no shortage of intriguing match-ups in this year’s races for the 2013 Legislature.
And they're off.
The Keystone XL pipeline project stands ready to create thousands of jobs, add an estimated $7.5 million into Montana's treasury and move our nation toward greater energy security. A recent survey by MSU Billings shows that this ready-to-go project enjoys overwhelming support from folks here…
HELENA — The House panel with the last surviving school-funding vehicle at the Legislature kicked around some options on Monday, but took no action — and it’s not yet clear what it may or may not do, its chairman said.