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Gazette opinion: What’s on Legislature’s agenda for 2015?

The start of the 2015 Montana Legislature is more than nine months and two elections away, but the list of potential legislation is already 76 bills long.

March 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Judge hears arguments in redistricting lawsuit

HELENA — A commission’s last-minute reassignment of two state senators to new central Montana districts was a political move to allow another state senator from Conrad to run for re-election in 2014, and should be thrown out, a lawyer for citizens in one of the districts argued Friday.

November 08, 2013 2:50 pmLoading…
Council briefed on Montana environmental issues

Council briefed on Montana environmental issues

To get a sense of some of the most pressing environmental issues facing Montana, consider the Environmental Quality Council’s agenda — controlling wolf populations, hunting and fishing license reform, sage grouse protection and the increasing cost of fighting wildland fires.

June 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Voters in central Montana Senate district sue to invalidate portion of redistricting plan

Voters in central Montana Senate district sue to invalidate portion of redistricting plan

HELENA — A last-minute change in the assignment of two “holdover” senators in Montana’s newly drawn Senate districts shortchanges the voting rights of people in a new central Montana district and should be thrown out, a lawsuit says.

March 25, 2013 12:15 pm Related Loading…

Legislature doesn't override any Schweitzer vetoes

HELENA — The Legislature failed to override any of Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s vetoes during the 2011 session to keep his perfect record intact of never having had a veto overturned since becoming governor in 2005, the latest tallies showed Thursday.

June 02, 2011 6:00 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Seat belt bill needs to get moving in Senate

So far, the 2011 seat belt bill is stuck in first gear. After a hearing on Jan. 27, Senate Bill 82 was tabled on Feb. 10 in Senate Highways and Transportation Committee.

February 15, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Facts, public opinion support changing state seat belt law

Montana's vehicle occupant fatality rate is triple the U.S. rate. For the past decade, about 75 percent of fatally injured Montana vehicle occupants were unbelted at the time of crash.

January 07, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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