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Day 2 of the homeless summit given to brainstorming what might work

Day 2 of the homeless summit given to brainstorming what might work

Attendees and organizers alike left day two of the Community Innovations Summit clamoring for more.

October 30, 2014 2:10 pmLoading…
Sen. Dave Wanzenried pulls out of U.S. Senate nomination race

Sen. Dave Wanzenried pulls out of U.S. Senate nomination race

HELENA — State Sen. Dave Wanzenried on Thursday said he’s ending his efforts to succeed Sen. John Walsh as Montana’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidate this fall, leaving only two main candidates still in the intra-party contest.

August 14, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Why should Montana governor appoint U.S. senator?

With the departure of Max Baucus from the Senate, Montana’s longest-serving statewide elected official is Ed Smith. Never heard of him? Well, we have elected him clerk of our Supreme Court five times. Ed served as chief clerk of the Montana House of Representatives for three legislative sess…

February 28, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Remedies for state’s painkiller problems

In the first year since the Montana Prescription Drug Registry went live, 3.8 million painkiller prescriptions were registered.

November 22, 2013 2:45 pmLoading…

Bullock eyes collaboration to build policies

BROADUS — Gov. Steve Bullock, like his predecessor, is a Democrat. On most days, that would seem like the only thing they share.

September 01, 2013 9:14 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Low-income workers deserve access to health care

In the nine sessions I served in the Montana Legislature as well as in my business interactions over the years, one issue continues to rise above all others: access to affordable health care.

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Guest opinion: Moderate majority reached good compromises

Here's to working together. Here's to the slow, arduous pursuit of compromise. Here's to the overlooked, underappreciated, unglamorous middle ground. These days, we hear so much from the fringes that it's easy to forget that progress is possible.

May 02, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
Billings and Missoula college building projects added to bill

Billings and Missoula college building projects added to bill

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.

April 15, 2013 10:00 pm Related Loading…
Montana Senate panel rejects family planning money

Montana Senate panel rejects family planning money

HELENA — The Senate budgeting committee rejected federal family-planning money on Friday, although Republican opponents recognized they may not ultimately win the fight over the money.

April 05, 2013 11:26 am Photos

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Senate GOP split surfaces again in caucus

Senate GOP split surfaces again in caucus

HELENA — In a tense Senate Republican caucus Monday, a conservative leader asked senators to publicly show whether they would be standing with him or against him on an motion to blast a Democrat’s Medicaid expansion bill onto the floor.

April 02, 2013 8:15 pm Related Loading…
Medicaid expansion bill survives – but GOP says it still won’t support expansion

Medicaid expansion bill survives – but GOP says it still won’t support expansion

HELENA — In a dramatic turn of events Tuesday, a coalition of Senate Democrats and five Republicans resurrected and then narrowly endorsed a bill to expand Medicaid in Montana — but GOP senators supporting the move said they’re not for expansion.

April 02, 2013 3:45 pm Photos

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Bill to overhaul campaign finance law passes

HELENA — The Senate, in a vote Monday that exposed the split among Republicans, endorsed an overhaul of Montana’s campaign finance law to require anonymous “dark money” political groups to disclose their donors.

March 25, 2013 9:50 pmLoading…
Bill to shut down Montana Developmental Center 'blasted' back to life

Bill to shut down Montana Developmental Center 'blasted' back to life

HELENA — A bill to phase out the Montana Developmental Center was revived Wednesday after being “blasted” from a committee where it had been tabled and thought to be dead.

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Montana senators introduce Medicaid expansion bills

Montana senators introduce Medicaid expansion bills

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.

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Another medical-pot bill emerges

HELENA — Medical-marijuana advocates are making a final try this legislative session to amend the 2011 law that imposed tighter restrictions on what was then a booming industry here.

March 10, 2013 9:47 pmLoading…

Horse Sense: Medical-marijuana bills face tough time at Legislature

HELENA — So far, the 2013 Legislature appears to be no more receptive to medical marijuana than the 2011 session was.

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Lawmakers seeking plenty of constitutional amendments

Lawmakers seeking plenty of constitutional amendments

HELENA — Montana legislators have proposed 22 different constitutional amendments so far this session, but they’ve already dropped a number of them.

February 10, 2013 9:45 pm Related Loading…
Online voter registration bill wins support before Senate committee

Online voter registration bill wins support before Senate committee

HELENA — Montana could make it more convenient, improve accuracy and save money by allowing people to register to vote online, a senator told a committee Wednesday.

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Pay increase plan tops legislative hearings next week

Pay increase plan tops legislative hearings next week

HELENA — A hearing on a proposed pay raise for state employees headlines the House and Senate schedule this week for the Montana Legislature.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Gillan fights for seniors, Montana children

There is only one candidate running for the Democratic Party nomination for Congress with a proven record for doing what’s right for Montanans: Kim Gillan.

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