Looking east from Montana toward Washington, D.C., the view can be grim at times. Congress and the president are too often bogged down in rancorous bickering while solutions to our nation’s most pressing challenges take a back seat to politics. But when it comes to protecting public safety, …
HELENA — Republicans on two House committees Wednesday voted to kill separate bills that would have ratified or studied a proposed water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in western Montana.
HELENA — Foes and supporters of the Flathead tribal water rights compact flooded the halls of the Capitol on Wednesday, orally dueling before a House committee on whether the Legislature should approve the controversial agreement.
HELENA – The bill to ratify the controversial water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes won’t pass this Legislature, its sponsor said Friday – but he’s working on an alternative proposal.
HELENA — The chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on Friday urged the Legislature to support a proposed water rights compact with his tribes, asking lawmakers to look past those who view the compact with suspicion.
HELENA — A contentious water rights agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Western Montana is headed for the Montana Legislature, where its sponsor said Wednesday that he’s hopeful it can be ratified.