Showing: 1-20 of 20

Bill Mcchesney

Legislative fed-land study sparks accusations of 'hidden agenda' of transferring lands to state

HELENA — A study of federal land management problems in Montana roiled a legislative panel Wednesday, as some members said the report has a “hidden agenda” of transferring ownership of federal lands to the state.

July 09, 2014 4:53 pmLoading…
Pension fix would work differently than lawmaker expected

Pension fix would work differently than lawmaker expected

HELENA -- Some legislators were surprised to learn that a new pension-fix law increases contributions by workers and government agencies for only six months, but keeps in place lower cost-of-living pension adjustments for retirees possibly into the next decade.

June 14, 2013 7:47 pmLoading…
Bullock signs major spending bills; budget director to run final numbers on Tuesday

Bullock signs major spending bills; budget director to run final numbers on Tuesday

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday signed into law some major spending bills to fix Montana’s troubled pension systems, raise state employees’ salaries and pay for some new and renovated university system buildings.

May 06, 2013 9:29 pm Related Loading…
One pension fix passes House, another is close

One pension fix passes House, another is close

HELENA -- The House on Monday gave final approval to one bill to fix one of Montana’s financially troubled pension funds and preliminarily endorsed another bill to address the other major plan.

April 22, 2013 7:32 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 pension fixes head to full Senate vote

Montana pension fixes head to full Senate vote

HELENA — A Senate committee on Tuesday approved two bills aimed at fixing Montana’s financially troubled pension funds after amending them further.

April 16, 2013 12:39 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…
2 Bullock pension bills win panel’s approval

2 Bullock pension bills win panel’s approval

HELENA — The Bullock administration’s two bills attempting to fix Montana’s financially troubled government pension systems won approval in committee Friday.

March 22, 2013 8:37 pm Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
Montana lawmakers consider longer term limits

Montana lawmakers consider longer term limits

HELENA — The Senate Administration Committee is considering a constitutional change that would increase the number of years a legislator can serve from eight to 16 years.

March 13, 2013 5:28 pm Related Loading…
Both big pension fixes still alive at Legislature

Both big pension fixes still alive at Legislature

HELENA — The House will face a choice between two conflicting approaches to fixing Montana’s financially ailing pension systems.

March 12, 2013 1:17 pm Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
Appropriations Committee votes top week's hearings agenda

Appropriations Committee votes top week's hearings agenda

HELENA — Some key executive action is coming in committees this week and figures to top the legislative agenda.

March 09, 2013 11:00 pm Related Loading…
Major pension bills face vote next week

Major pension bills face vote next week

HELENA — With deadlines fast approaching, the Joint Select Committee on Pensions intends to vote on the major pension bills on March 12, its chairman said Tuesday.

March 05, 2013 5:45 pm Related Loading…
Governor’s pension fix draws praise, criticism

Governor’s pension fix draws praise, criticism

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock’s bill to repair the financially troubled Montana Public Employee Retirement System drew widespread support Thursday, except from groups upset with budget cuts to programs to help pay for the fix.

February 21, 2013 8:15 pm Related Loading…
Legislature poised to help on oil, gas impacts from drilling boom

Legislature poised to help on oil, gas impacts from drilling boom

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.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
Lawmakers seeking plenty of constitutional amendments

Lawmakers seeking plenty of constitutional amendments

HELENA — Montana legislators have proposed 22 different constitutional amendments so far this session, but they’ve already dropped a number of them.

February 10, 2013 9:45 pm Related Loading…
Rep. Bill McChesney, D-Miles City

Rep. Bill McChesney, D-Miles City

McChesney

January 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Panel gets earful on drawing new Senate districts – and agreement often hard to find

Panel gets earful on drawing new Senate districts – and agreement often hard to find

HELENA – Should western Montana’s Lake County maintain its own Senate district – or should southern Lake County fall in with part of Missoula County?

November 15, 2012 9:37 pm Related Loading…
House group readying new school-funding proposal

House group readying new school-funding proposal

HELENA — A bipartisan group of House members has hammered out a new, scaled-down public school funding proposal that still would take some oil and gas money from Eastern Montana districts to help fund schools statewide, lawmakers said Thursday.

March 31, 2011 7:35 pmLoading…

GOP-led House endorses Montana budget plan

HELENA — The Republican-led House on Monday backed a Montana budget plan that decreases spending primarily by rolling back social services, but also made same last-minute cuts to proposed education spending.

March 14, 2011 7:30 pmLoading…

GOP up in Red Lodge, rural Montana

Republicans romped in rural Montana, upsetting six Democratic incumbents in early returns and easily holding onto seats vacated by term-limited incumbents.

November 03, 2010 1:14 amLoading…

Top headlines delivered to your inbox daily.

Follow The Billings Gazette

Activate Full Access RED

Popular Stories

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses