WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.
Yellowstone County commissioners took up the proposed 2015 budget for MetraPark on Thursday, making few changes but urging staff to begin planning for resurfacing parking lots, something that’s been discussed for about 10 years.
The estimated cost of expanding the Yellowstone County jail got a little higher on Tuesday with no clear way for how the county would pay for it.
Heading into a new budget year, Yellowstone County’s financial picture generally looks good.
The commitment period for incoming college freshmen may still be months away, but the University of Montana is projecting an improvement in fall enrollment, and measures are in place to balance next year’s budget.
HELENA — Analysts estimate the state's general-fund surplus at the end of the two-year budget cycle will be nearly $6 million more than previously projected.
HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., isn’t impressed with President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 federal budget, saying it increases “wasteful Washington spending” – but he’s not the only member of Montana’s congressional delegation blasting the budget.
HELENA — Republican legislators are using different comparisons to fight over how much the 2013 Legislature increased state spending over the next two years.
MISSOULA — Fewer out-of-state students enrolled in upper-division courses and more dual-enrolled students than projected will leave the University of Montana with a 1.85 percent budget shortfall, school officials said Wednesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday he plans to call on the Legislature to approve some level of pay raises for state employees when it convenes early next year.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming’s Republican congressional delegation unanimously decried the agreement ending the federal budget impasse for failing to address the growing national debt, but it was divided on voting for the deal that ended the partial federal government shutdown and guaranteed tha…
Yellowstone County commissioners are proposing a small tax increase to fund the proposed 2014 budget after making some adjustments this week.
MISSOULA — Students and faculty at the University of Montana left their classrooms on Wednesday to converge on Main Hall, where they rallied outside the offices of administrators to voice concerns surrounding cuts in the 2014 budget.
HELENA — From bison to abortion, from school funding to public-employee pensions, the 2013 Montana Legislature tackled a host of meaty and expensive issues during its 87-day session that ended on Wednesday.
HELENA – From the state budget to tax relief to public-school funding, the big issues remain in flux as the 2013 Montana Legislature enters its final week -- but legislative leaders say they’re mostly haggling over a few closing details before wrapping things up.
HELENA — The 2013 Montana Legislature appears headed into its home stretch, as the House Thursday endorsed the session’s major budget bill and prepared to send it to the governor.
MISSOULA — Projecting an estimated budget gap of $16 million next academic year, the University of Montana is looking to trim costs, a discussion that could include cutting personnel.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that the House's budget proposal still needs work when it hits the Senate.
HELENA — The Montana House stunned observers Tuesday morning by endorsing the session’s major budget bill on a unanimous vote, with no amendments and virtually no debate — a historic departure from the usual dayslong, partisan floor battle of sessions past.
HELENA – Call it a crash course on $9 billion in state spending for everything from prisons to public schools — and then, you start voting on it.