Montana Elders for a Livable Tomorrow (March 14 guest opinion) sounds like a nice organization. However, along with the Northern Plains Resource Council and Blue Skies Campaign there is one common goal, to stop the production of coal, and that’s not so nice for Montana.
The energy economy in Montana is booming.
The long campaign to replace Montana State University Billings' outdated Science Building got its biggest boost ever this weekend when the House approved a bill that would appropriate $10 million from the general fund toward the $15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.
Montana lawmakers have the opportunity to let local voters decide on improvements for pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
HELENA — A proposal, backed by Montana’s top election official and local election administrators, to give counties the option of switching to all-mail voting for elections ran into a buzz saw of opposition Friday.
HELENA — Some families of murder victims lined up opposite side of a bill Thursday to abolish the death penalty in Montana and replace it with life imprisonment with no possibility of parole.
Two state legislators from Billings have introduced bills to change the law used by the City Council to create a citywide park district in 2011 without putting the matter to a public vote.
It is often said that support for the death penalty is a mile wide but an inch deep — people often support it, but they haven’t spent too much time figuring out why. It is understandable that, in reaction to a violent and senseless crime, the community would want to see justice done. But aft…
When Yellowstone County legislators gathered Monday to get information from constituents, they heard a plea for more information from state government.
Republicans appear to have flipped two state Senate seats in Billings, but thousands of Yellowstone County ballots remained uncounted late Wednesday.
Plans are steaming ahead for a new road that will cross the Yellowstone River near Lockwood and enter the Heights alongside Mary Street.
The Billings City Council approved creation of a citywide park district Monday night, deferring until next year decisions on the nuts and bolts of the plan.
A day after the Legislature adjourned its biennial session, House Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade, still had 51 bills to sign and send to the governor, according to legislative information. Senate President Jim Peterson, R-Buffalo, had 22 bills to sign and have delivered to the executive off…
Ups and Downs gives a quick take on news of the week.
Reps. James Knox and Doug Kary chat before a mid-session update sponsored by local Tea Party members at MSU Billings on Friday.
The location of Saturday's town hall meeting with state Senate Majority Leader Jeff Essmann, R-Billings, has been changed.
The Montana Constitution makes strong guarantees of the public's right to know about state and local government.
Recently, The Billings Gazette ran an editorial that criticized us for voting against House Bill 130, a bill which would have required every voter in Montana receive a mail ballot. As local lawmakers from Yellowstone County, we were disheartened to read that The Gazette chose to misrepresent…
HELENA — Ed Bartlett prefers cheeseburgers and Pepsi to "thick steaks and old whiskey."
In November, when Montanans elected representatives to the Legislature and other public offices, the majority of Yellowstone County voters chose to have their ballots mailed to them.