Texting while driving in Montana is dangerous, but not illegal.
The only time a hotel clerk has had to tell Anna Whiting Sorrell to keep it down was the night that the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, on Nov. 7, 2009.
HELENA — Speakers will discuss health care, oil-and-gas drilling, public pensions and state finances at the 92nd annual meeting of the Montana Taxpayers Association on Dec. 5 in Helena.
HELENA — Only 212 Montanans were able to choose a health insurance policy on the “Obamacare” online marketplace during its first month, federal officials reported Wednesday — although nearly 2,700 people completed an application.
HELENA -- The Senate on Monday backed the long-range building bill paid for by cash and added back two university system projects that had been stripped out last week.
HELENA — State lawmakers are considering telling Montanans to hang up and drive — or face hefty fines.
In the second week of March, the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation:
HELENA — The Republican-controlled Senate Taxation Committee on Tuesday rejected three Democratic bills aimed at helping low- and moderate-income Montanans.
HELENA — Two Democratic state senators Tuesday dropped in a pair of new bills to extend federally funded Medicaid health coverage to an additional 70,000 low-income Montanans, saying the controversial issue should be debated in the Senate.
HELENA — On a straight party-line vote, the Senate Taxation Committee on Friday voted to table a bill that would have terminated Montana’s so-called “tax holiday” on oil and gas production.
State Sens. Jim Peterson, left, Greg Jergeson and Janna Taylor listen to Sen. Christine Kaufmann's proposal to increase taxes for higher incomes Wednesday in Helena.
Sen. Christine Kaufmann discusses her proposal to consider a tax hike for those earning more than $31,000.
HELENA — Swimming against the tide of a tax-cutting, Republican-controlled Legislature, a Democratic senator wants to raise state income taxes on Montana’s highest-income earners.
HELENA -- A pair of bills to impose new taxes or fees to help offset local impacts from booming oil-and-gas development along the Montana-North Dakota border each had their first hearing Tuesday -- with decidedly different receptions.
Whether youths are more likely to continue hunting if they get into the field at a young age is being debated again this legislative session in Helena.
HELENA — Hospitals, physicians, health insurers and health clinics came out in force Wednesday to support a bill encouraging “patient-centered medical homes,” which are medical practices designed to offer preventive care and reduce health-care costs.
HELENA — Judy Smith, a Missoula feminist and activist, spoke Tuesday in the Capitol rotunda during a rally celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on Roe vs. Wade.
HELENA — The Senate Taxation Committee on Friday unanimously approved a three-year revenue estimate that is within 1 percent, or $61.9 million, of what the Bullock administration projected.
The 2013 Legislature will be asked to consider four proposals generated by an interim study on childhood trauma.
HELENA — State revenues will be $67.7 million to $77.7 million higher for the fiscal year ending June 30 than had been previously projected, the Legislature's chief revenue forecaster said Thursday.