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Montana State Parks celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
Expanding Medicaid rolls would likely create thousands of jobs in the Billings area, but would also cost taxpayers millions, a University of Montana health care economist said in Billings Thursday.
If Cal Kunkel were playing baccarat in Las Vegas, instead of building apartments in Billings, he’d definitely be a high roller.
HELENA — As the federal government’s partial shutdown entered its second week, the economic effects in Montana certainly aren’t positive, a top economist said — but it’s hard to measure them precisely.
Most Montana schoolchildren will be back in class by the end of this week. Are they ready to learn? Do they get needed health care, including preventive care? Do families have resources to provide for their children?
University of Montana economists doing a midyear economic forecast said the state’s income growth will remain strong this year, but not as strong as 2012.
Patrick Barkey, director of the University of Montana's Bureau of Business & Economic Research, outlines a midyear economic forecast during a meeting at the Crowne Plaza on Tuesday.
It’s been quite a party. But the hangover might be a doozy. After four straight years of trillion-dollar annual budget deficits, the news is dawning on all political parties that the federal budget is long due for serious repair, and that less spending is part of the process. As a state that…
Former legislative fiscal analyst Terry Johnson talks about the future of energy to Montana's economy the annual economic outlook seminar in Billings.
Montana doesn’t have a medical school. So, for the past 40 years, the state has paid part of the educational expenses for classes of 20 medical students per school year.
Unless U.S. politicians or international conflicts derail the game plan, Montana should repeat last year’s relatively good economic performance with another 3.5 percent rise in nonfarm income.
Former legislative fiscal analyst Terry Johnson talks about the future of energy Tuesday at the University of Montana's annual Bureau of Business and Research economic seminar in Billings.
MISSOULA — One of the state’s largest environmental lobbies is questioning a series of coal studies released by the University of Montana, saying the research is too closely tied to industry and lacks independence because of it.
HELENA — A University of Montana annual economic outlook seminar starts a nine-city tour later this month.
On New Year's Day, The Billings Gazette editorial board looks forward to the opportunities and challenges in the year ahead. Continuing a practice started several years ago, we present a community agenda, a short list of issues that we believe deserve attention in 2013. We believe our state …
MISSOULA — A new report released by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research this week details the advice passed on by many parents over the decades: finish high school.
Montanans wait all year for summer. And this year it arrived, in the West at least, right on schedule. For the past two years, a much less welcome event has also arrived on or around the first day of summer: a midyear global economic malaise.
Business has been better for Montana coal. Demand for Montana coal is softening for various reasons resulting in mine layoffs.
HELENA — The proposed Otter Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana, once operating, would create a $200-million-a-year positive economic impact for the state, says a report released this week by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business & Economic Research.
Oil may have been king at this Montana Energy 2012 conference, but Patrick Barkey, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana in Missoula, focused on the state's coal future.