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GOP group censures Sen. Tutvedt for undermining credibility of local Republicans

GOP group censures Sen. Tutvedt for undermining credibility of local Republicans

HELENA — The Flathead County Republican Central Committee has unanimously censured veteran Sen. Bruce Tutvedt, R-Kalispell, for misconduct and undermining the credibility of local Republicans.

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Guest opinion: CSKT water compact will serve all Montanans well

As members of the Montana Senate who come from opposing parties, we have often found ourselves disagreeing about political values, legislative proposals and our constituents’ interests. But we do agree there are times when we all should leave our politics, animosity and distrust at the door …

August 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Responsible Republicans make government better

There is a war for the soul of the Republican Party in Montana. Responsible Republicans have shown leadership with conservative solutions, the path I hope voters take on June 3.

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Year 1 down, Bullock looks ahead

Year 1 down, Bullock looks ahead

HELENA — With his first year in office nearly in the books, Gov. Steve Bullock said he can point to a number of accomplishments and a few disappointments so far, but he’s focused on the future.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Tax relief for small Montana businesses

More than 10,000 small Montana businesses have one fewer tax to pay next year, thanks to a new law effective Jan. 1.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am

Bullock: Law changes exempts thousands of businesses from equipment tax

HELENA — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and a Republican senator on Friday toured a Helena bakery that next year no longer will have to pay a property tax on its business equipment under a new law.

December 06, 2013 7:45 pmLoading…

Bullock eyes collaboration to build policies

BROADUS — Gov. Steve Bullock, like his predecessor, is a Democrat. On most days, that would seem like the only thing they share.

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Guest opinion: Credit Baucus for taking on tough tax-reform task

Sen. Max Baucus has taken on the gargantuan task of reforming our nation’s tax code. If done right, it could turn out to be the most significant accomplishment of his career. But with well-established special interest groups standing in the way, it might be more likely that we just get more …

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Veto override results murky until Monday

HELENA — With Monday’s deadline fast-approaching, it remains unclear whether legislators will succeed in overriding any of Gov. Steve Bullock’s vetoes.

June 07, 2013 9:26 pmLoading…
Ex-lawmaker suggests GOP candidates be rated for party loyalty

Ex-lawmaker suggests GOP candidates be rated for party loyalty

HELENA — As a divided Montana Republican Party gathers Friday in Bozeman for its annual state convention, a GOP ex-legislator is suggesting the party should rate its candidates and officeholders on how they uphold party principles — and perhaps withhold support from those who don’t.

June 06, 2013 4:37 pmLoading…
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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Chamber News: 2013 Legislature had a mix of accomplishments, disappointment

As with any legislative session, there are high and low points, drama, heartbreak and joy. The 2013 session was no exception.

May 15, 2013 3:47 pmLoading…
Bullock vetoes draw GOP criticism

Bullock vetoes draw GOP criticism

HELENA — Republican legislators on Tuesday criticized the number of vetoes by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and some specific ones.

May 07, 2013 1:15 pm Photos

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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.

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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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Two amended tax bills advance

Two amended tax bills advance

HELENA — The last two remaining major tax bills were amended in conference committee Tuesday and advanced in the House and Senate as the Legislature neared adjournment.

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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.

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One Montana tax simplification bill survives

One Montana tax simplification bill survives

HELENA -- Only one income tax simplification bill survived Monday, although its Senate sponsor was not happy with a series of House committee amendments that boost the costs of his bill.

April 15, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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GOP legislators' hopes of large tax cuts dimming

GOP legislators' hopes of large tax cuts dimming

HELENA — With two weeks left in the 2013 Legislature, the Republican majority’s hopes of passing tens — if not hundreds — of millions of dollars of tax cuts appear to be fading.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Senate GOP split surfaces again in caucus

Senate GOP split surfaces again in caucus

HELENA — In a tense Senate Republican caucus Monday, a conservative leader asked senators to publicly show whether they would be standing with him or against him on an motion to blast a Democrat’s Medicaid expansion bill onto the floor.

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