HELENA — If the Legislature really wants to solve Montana’s mental health care crisis, a simple solution exists, a Democratic state senator said Thursday: expand Medicaid.
HELENA — Montana’s lone Democrat in Congress, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, said Monday the new GOP-controlled Congress has the chance to address many problems facing the country — if Republicans are serious about advancing “responsible” proposals.
HELENA — The 2015 Montana Legislature kicked off Monday, with top leaders from both parties pledging to work together for the public good during the 90-day session.
HELENA — Two years into his first term as governor, Democrat Steve Bullock has no shortage of positives he can point to when talking about his record.
HELENA — As Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock eyes his second Legislature, which begins next week, he knows he’ll need some Republican help to move any part of his agenda through the GOP-controlled body.
HELENA — In an unusual occurrence, the top two leaders of the Montana Senate in 2013 are moving over to the state House in January, where each will play key roles as committee chairmen.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana violated state law in its campaign against a Billings Republican in the 2014 elections, the state Commissioner of Political Practices has ruled.
Montana counties have lost $20 million in the bipartisan spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.
Incumbent Rep. Margie MacDonald has won a recount challenge to her South Billings legislative district.
A too-close-to-call Billings legislative district will be decided by recount Wednesday.
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there will be opportunity to get things done with the Republican-controlled Senate next year.
HELENA — Montana Sen. Jon Tester was named Thursday as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where he’ll be in charge of recruiting Senate candidates for the 2016 elections.
HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is among at least two Senate Democrats being considered to chair the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which will recruit and support U.S. Senate candidates for the 2016 election.
HELENA — Montana’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jon Tester, will now be in the minority for the first time in his Senate career — but said this week his new role may actually create more opportunities to get things done.
Trailing his opponent by a dozen votes, Republican legislative candidate Tony O’Donnell said he will ask for a recount of his south Billings district.
Montana’s agriculture economy faces challenges, but is still one of the state’s best performers, Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday.
HELENA — Montana Democrats are trying to put a good spin on Tuesday’s election losses, noting that while they got creamed in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate races, they actually picked up a couple seats in the Legislature, saying that’s a better showing than Democrats in most other states.
HELENA — State Republicans easily held their majorities in the Montana Legislature on Tuesday, maintaining a 29-21 margin in the state Senate for the 2015 session and carving out a 59-41 majority in the House — a loss of two seats from the current House makeup.
Editor's note: Two errors were corrected in this story at 8:08 a.m., Wednesday, Nov.5.
There may be no candidate who knows better than Jon Tester the importance of high voter turnout in a nonpresidential election.