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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.

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Crowd celebrates as Bullock signs bill decriminalizing gay sex

Crowd celebrates as Bullock signs bill decriminalizing gay sex

HELENA — A crowd gathered in the Capitol rotunda as Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill that strikes an obsolete Montana law still on the books that makes gay sex a crime.

April 18, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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Montana lawmakers to push referendums through

Montana lawmakers to push referendums through

HELENA — The Montana House is set to give final approval to two Republican referendums that sparked uproar in the Senate two weeks ago when Democrats failed in an attempt to block the passage of the bills.

April 17, 2013 7:55 am Photos

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Montana lawmakers look at consumer-data proposal

Montana lawmakers look at consumer-data proposal

HELENA — A House panel heard a bill Tuesday that would require companies to divulge the personal information they glean from consumers and to which entities they sell the information.

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Montana House backs increase in contribution limits

Montana House backs increase in contribution limits

HELENA — The House, on a mostly party line vote Monday, approved a major Republican bill to overhaul Montana campaign-finance laws by increasing the amount of allowable contributions made directly to candidates.

February 25, 2013 4:44 pm Photos

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Montana House backs restrictions on sex education

Montana House backs restrictions on sex education

HELENA — The House on Wednesday backed a proposal to require parental permission before students can attend sex-education classes in schools, a measure supporters said is necessary to deal with an increasingly controversial curriculum.

February 06, 2013 4:20 pm Related Loading…
House OKs bill to end same-day voter registration

House OKs bill to end same-day voter registration

HELENA — House Republicans pushed through a bill Thursday to end same-day voter registration and cut off registration at 5 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day.

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On party line, committee OKs ending Election Day registration

On party line, committee OKs ending Election Day registration

HELENA — On a straight-party line vote Friday, Republicans on a House committee approved a bill to cut off voter registration on Election Day and to cut it off at 5 p.m. on the previous Friday.

January 25, 2013 1:41 pm Photos

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Rep. Bryce Bennett, D-Missoula

Rep. Bryce Bennett, D-Missoula

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January 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Montana delegates attending Democratic National Convention this week

HELENA — Nearly three dozen Montana delegates and Democratic state officials are attending this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., including state Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, who’s addressing the convention on Wednesday. Juneau, running for re-e…

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Laslovich has experience needed to be attorney general

Jesse Laslovich is the leader we need to be our next attorney general. I am proud to be endorsing Jesse because he has the experience and drive that we need from our chief law enforcement official.

May 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Bill to require partisan judges fails in House

HELENA — The state House has voted down a plan to make judiciary elections in Montana partisan.

March 03, 2011 5:26 pmLoading…

Panel kills bill requiring new permits for 'mega-load' equipment

HELENA — A House panel has killed a bill that would require “megaloads” of industrial equipment on Montana highways to obtain a new type of special-use permit.

February 18, 2011 4:43 pmLoading…

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