There were lots of clear favorites in Eastern Montana GOP primaries.
The first and most important amendment to our Bill of Rights says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech.” Montana’s Constitution states, “The state shall make no law respecting an est…
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.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock’s last-ditch effort to pass disclosure requirements for political “dark money” in Montana failed this week, as Republican legislative leaders refused to allow a vote on a heavily amended bill enacting the new rules.
HELENA — The state Senate moved forward with a plan Monday that would penalize companies that hire workers who live and work in the U.S. illegally.
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.
Montana lawmakers have the opportunity to let local voters decide on improvements for pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
HELENA — So far, the 2013 Legislature appears to be no more receptive to medical marijuana than the 2011 session was.
HELENA — In short order, a House committee on Friday rejected and then tabled four bills intended to fix parts of the 2011 medical-marijuana law that a district judge has temporarily blocked.
HELENA — The Montana House is endorsing a bill that backers say will make sure Montana cities never adopt policies contrary to federal immigration law.
HELENA - Montana lawmakers on Monday looked at a proposal that would require cities to help enforce anti-immigration laws, which supporters argue is necessary to prevent what has happened in other states.
On Nov. 6, Montana voters can demonstrate their concern about illegal immigration by voting for Legislative Referendum 121 to deny many state-taxpayer funded benefits and services to illegal aliens.
HELENA — Former House Speaker Scott Sales of Bozeman cleared his Republican primary, paving the way for his return to the Legislature, but the GOP's legislative incumbents faced mixed results after Tuesday's vote.
Onward to November, at least for some.
And they're off.
HELENA — The sound and fury of the tea party-fueled conservative revolution that swept into power of the Montana House was only able to advance core issues after running headlong into a headstrong governor who labeled the agenda "bat-crap crazy," an increasingly skeptical public and the toug…
HELENA — The House on Wednesday passed a pair of bills targeting illegal immigrants who are seeking jobs with Montana employers and trying to obtain state government services.