With three weeks left till the filing deadline for school board, it’s time for our annual appeal for more good candidates.
When a Montana governor issues a veto, it has greater than a 99 percent chance of being sustained, according to the record of the past 40 years.
HELENA — With Monday’s deadline fast-approaching, it remains unclear whether legislators will succeed in overriding any of Gov. Steve Bullock’s vetoes.
Most Montana Medicaid rates have not increased for several years. The Legislature budgeted a 2 percent rate increase in fiscal year 2009, but Gov. Brian Schweitzer rescinded it because state revenue projections were dropping sharply.
The biggest Montana school funding changes in decades are headed for Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk.
The long campaign to replace Montana State University Billings' outdated Science Building got its biggest boost ever this weekend when the House approved a bill that would appropriate $10 million from the general fund toward the $15 million project.
The debate this week in Helena about offering Medicaid coverage to Montanans making less than $15,400 a year should be about reform and jobs.
Montana lawmakers have the opportunity to let local voters decide on improvements for pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
HELENA — House Republicans rebuffed four attempts by Democrats to blast bills from committees onto the floor for debate, including Gov. Steve Bullock’s $400-a-taxpayer rebate and his bill increasing the mandatory percentage of Montana workers on public-works projects.
A Hardin woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of a 3-year-old foster child who was left alone in a hot car for several hours.
HELENA — The Montana House on Tuesday rejected a proposal to name the Winchester Model 1873 the state rifle after Native American legislators said they couldn't honor a weapon that brought "devastation" to their ancestors.
The 2013 Legislature will be asked to consider four proposals generated by an interim study on childhood trauma.
The 2013 Montana Legislature won’t convene for another four months, but its work is piling up. Lawmakers and interim committees have already requested at least 325 bill drafts.
A couple of 10- or- 11-year-old Lodge Grass kids running out of the Little Horn IGA on Wednesday with armfuls of Slim Jims and other snacks wasn’t a big loss for the business.
GREAT FALLS — Montana Democrats may still be licking their wounds from the shellacking they took in the 2010 election, but a group of Native American Democrats is organizing to help reverse those fortunes by turning out Indian voters in far greater numbers next year.
A day after the Legislature adjourned its biennial session, House Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade, still had 51 bills to sign and send to the governor, according to legislative information. Senate President Jim Peterson, R-Buffalo, had 22 bills to sign and have delivered to the executive off…
Ups and Downs gives a quick take on news of the week.
HELENA — The House on Wednesday passed a pair of bills targeting illegal immigrants who are seeking jobs with Montana employers and trying to obtain state government services.
University biology students and professors from Billings and a Chamber of Commerce representative joined a standing-room-only crowd at the Capitol on Wednesday to ask lawmakers to approve the long-awaited renovation of the Montana State University Billings Science Building.
A Billings Heights lawmaker would deny state citizenship to U.S.-born babies of illegal immigrants under a bill introduced Monday in Helena.