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Ed Buttrey

A look at selected key legislative races in Montana this year

HELENA — Two dozen key legislative races on Nov. 4 will help determine party control of the 2015 Montana Legislature, where Republicans currently hold a 29-21 edge in the Senate and a 61-39 majority in the House.

October 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
GOP state Senate candidates say Democratic Party mailers are inaccurate smear attempts

GOP state Senate candidates say Democratic Party mailers are inaccurate smear attempts

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party has sent campaign mailers attacking Republican candidates in two key state Senate races — and the GOP targets say the mailers are grossly misleading or false.

October 09, 2014 4:25 pm Photos

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Legislators, health care lobbies, governor's office discussing Medicaid-expansion plans

HELENA — A coalition of health care and business lobbies, state lawmakers and Gov. Steve Bullock’s office has been quietly discussing options to expand Medicaid in Montana, hoping to craft a compromise on the politically charged topic.

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Dark-money complaint against MT senator dismissed

Dark-money complaint against MT senator dismissed

HELENA — The commissioner of political practices has dismissed a complaint accusing a Republican senator from Great Falls of coordinating his 2010 campaign with a secretive conservative group.

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Gazette opinion: Telemedicine law saves patients time, money

If you were ill and your personal physician advised consulting a medical specialist about your diagnosis, would you choose:

January 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

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GOP advances alternative to Bullock's Medicaid expansion plan

GOP advances alternative to Bullock's Medicaid expansion plan

HELENA – Republicans on a Senate committee late Friday afternoon rammed through their alternative proposal to provide subsidized health coverage to poor Montanans starting in 2014, calling it a workable compromise that also could reform Medicaid.

April 12, 2013 6:23 pm Photos

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GOP alternatives to Medicaid expansion face long odds

GOP alternatives to Medicaid expansion face long odds

HELENA – Some legislative Republicans and others are scrambling to come up with an alternative to Medicaid expansion, instead using public funds to help uninsured, low-income Montanans buy private health insurance.

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Gazette opinion: Let’s protect patient choice for telemedicine

Gazette opinion: Let’s protect patient choice for telemedicine

From Ekalaka to Plentywood to Eureka to Dillon, telemedicine eliminates the distance between Montana patients and their medical specialists.

February 17, 2013 12:10 am Related Loading…
Health care officials urge insurance coverage of telemedicine

Health care officials urge insurance coverage of telemedicine

HELENA — Health officials, hospitals and others Wednesday urged passage of a bill that would require health insurers to cover services provided by telemedicine, saying it will save money for patients and, in the long run, insurers.

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Sen. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls

Sen. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls

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