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Billings lawmakers plan to reform forfeiture law

Billings lawmakers plan to reform forfeiture law

A pair of freshman state lawmakers from Billings — a Democrat and a Republican — are proposing changes to the state’s civil asset forfeiture law and expect to bring legislation forward during the next legislative session.

September 09, 2014 4:04 pm Photos



Should Walsh take credit for phone-privacy bill in state Legislature?

HELENA – Montana’s newest U.S. senator, John Walsh, is making privacy protection a big part of his re-election campaign, and says on his website he worked to pass a first-of-its-kind state law forbidding law enforcement from tracking people on their cell phones or other electronic devices.

March 06, 2014 6:10 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Schools need more good trustee candidates

With three weeks left till the filing deadline for school board, it’s time for our annual appeal for more good candidates.

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Heights lawmaker honored by Forbes Magazine

Heights lawmaker honored by Forbes Magazine

Billings legislator Daniel Zolnikov made the Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 list for his work on cellphone privacy rights.

January 06, 2014 12:11 pmLoading…

Quandt has done the homework, would serve well

Due to the rapid growth we are experiencing in this community, decisions currently being made will affect us for many years. We must ensure that our City Council has the resources to plan for the long term without continuously adding fees and additional taxes onto the taxpayers.

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Guest opinion: Legislation needed to protect Montanans' privacy rights

We take privacy for granted. Too often we mistakenly assume that we are the only ones privy to our personal information. We assume it is within our discretion to decide who has access to the most intimate details of our personal lives — unfortunately, as the latest headlines have shown, this…

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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The long campaign to replace Montana State University Billings' outdated Science Building got its biggest boost ever this weekend when the House approved a bill that would appropriate $10 million from the general fund toward the $15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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Guest opinion: Medicaid expansion would encourage irresponsibility, raises care costs

The proponents Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion are unabashedly brandishing their rhetoric-based talking points, claiming that the measure will do everything from creating thousands of jobs to bringing revenue to our state.

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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.

March 20, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
New lawmakers learning ropes as 2013 Legislature begins

New lawmakers learning ropes as 2013 Legislature begins

HELENA — Freshman Reps. Amanda Curtis and Daniel Zolnikov are soaking up all of the training offered to learn how to become legislators.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Rep. Daniel Zolnikov, R-Billings

Rep. Daniel Zolnikov, R-Billings


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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.

November 07, 2012 5:01 pm Photos


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Montana legislative races fill up

Montana legislative races fill up

And they're off.

March 12, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Tester's FJRA nothing but more wilderness bill

Montana’s letters and editorial pages have been flooded with praise for Sen. Jon Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act. Well, here’s some criticism: To begin, the name is all wrong. FJRA is first, foremost, and only a wilderness bill, which would immediately lock away a million acres (660,…

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Term limits shake up legislative races

Election season is barely a week old and already changes are certain in several local legislative districts.

January 18, 2012 12:17 pmLoading…

Rehberg stands up for Montanans' public access

Wilderness bills, along with most designated wilderness areas throughout Montana, are the real assault on our lands. Wilderness areas are lobbied for and widely supported by out-of-state environmental groups that have deep pockets and little concern for the well-being of Montanans. Wildernes…

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Chili cooks helped promote recreation

Families for Outdoor Recreation would like to thank all the participants who took the time out of their busy schedules to participate in the sixth annual Chili Cook Off fundraiser, hosted by Hi Mountain Recreation. We would also like to thank the competing chili competitors.

October 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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