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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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Gazette opinion: Let’s close the deal to upgrade MSU Billings Science Building

Gazette opinion: Let’s close the deal to upgrade MSU Billings Science Building

The long campaign to replace Montana State University Billings' outdated Science Building got its biggest boost ever this weekend when the House approved a bill that would appropriate $10 million from the general fund toward the $15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.

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House narrowly endorses school choice bill

House narrowly endorses school choice bill

HELENA – The Montana House Saturday narrowly endorsed the session’s major school choice bill, which would create state income tax credits for donations to groups that fund scholarships for kids attending private schools.

April 06, 2013 4:32 pm Photos

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GOP guts, then passes own alternative bill on expanding coverage for low-income Montanans

GOP guts, then passes own alternative bill on expanding coverage for low-income Montanans

HELENA — As Republicans voted Wednesday to kill bills expanding Medicaid coverage for low-income Montanans, they also advanced what they said is a GOP health coverage plan — but not before stripping out most of its content.

March 27, 2013 9:08 pm Related Loading…

Republicans in House advance bill to study Medicaid expansion

HELENA — The Republican majority in the state House Monday endorsed a bill that would study, rather than enact, a Montana expansion of Medicaid, the government health care program for the poor.

March 25, 2013 9:11 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Covering Montanans: Medicaid must be reformed

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.

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Doctors back Medicaid expansion in talks with Bullock

Doctors back Medicaid expansion in talks with Bullock

Billings-area residents living at or near the poverty level desperately need the improved medical access offered by Medicaid expansion, RiverStone Health officials told Montana’s governor Thursday.

March 21, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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Medicaid expansion bills unlikely to emerge from GOP-controlled committees

Medicaid expansion bills unlikely to emerge from GOP-controlled committees

HELENA — Bills to expand Medicaid in Montana — one of Gov. Steve Bullock’s signature proposals — are likely dead in Republican-controlled committees at the Legislature, lawmakers close to the issue say.

March 20, 2013 5:37 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Good bill for safer streets, local control

Montana lawmakers have the opportunity to let local voters decide on improvements for pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

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Montana panel hears wrongful birth, life bill

Montana panel hears wrongful birth, life bill

HELENA — A Senate panel is considering a bill that would prohibit the parents of children with genetic abnormalities from suing their doctors for withholding that information from them before birth.

March 11, 2013 5:40 pmLoading…

Blast motions all fail in Montana Legislature

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.

February 26, 2013 7:32 pmLoading…
Bill to allow guns at Montana colleges strips regents' authority

Bill to allow guns at Montana colleges strips regents' authority

MISSOULA — A bill permitting the possession of firearms on Montana’s college campuses also looks to strip authority from the Montana Board of Regents to regulate weapons on university property, raising the possibility of a constitutional showdown if the bill becomes law.

February 25, 2013 10:24 pm Related Loading…
Rep. Cary Smith, R-Billings

Rep. Cary Smith, R-Billings

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February 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Rep. Cary Smith, R-Billings

Rep. Cary Smith, R-Billings

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January 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Executive branch must share information

When Yellowstone County legislators gathered Monday to get information from constituents, they heard a plea for more information from state government.

November 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Democrats pick up 7 Montana House seats

Democrats pick up 7 Montana House seats

Democrats gained seven seats in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, including two regional pickups.

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Medical marijuana opponents accused of political stunt

A press conference to charge Attorney General Steve Bullock of botching medical marijuana ballot language quickly soured on pot opponents who found themselves accused of blowing smoke.

October 17, 2012 7:05 pmLoading…
Energy for America Tour stops in Billings

Energy for America Tour stops in Billings

Montana state legislators and Americans for Prosperity join together for an Energy for America Tour event in Billings.

October 20, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…
Sponsor defends medical pot law

Sponsor defends medical pot law

HELENA -- The sponsor of the controversial new medical marijuana law defended it Friday, warning of "unfortunate consequences" if a judge temporarily blocks its implementation.

June 24, 2011 7:00 pmLoading…

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