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.
HELENA — A number of Democrats expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. John Walsh, who ended his campaign Thursday.
The 9/11 attackers have won. Their goal was to provoke fear that in turn would lead Americans to destroy their own democracy.
In four terms in the Montana Legislature few decisions have been as difficult as whether to uphold the governor’s veto on House Bill 12. It increases funding to businesses providing services to Medicaid patients and it passed with bipartisan support. Funding for increases to these providers …
HELENA -- The House on Monday gave final approval to one bill to fix one of Montana’s financially troubled pension funds and preliminarily endorsed another bill to address the other major plan.
This session in Helena we’ve heard a lot of bills that bear a striking similarity to model bills from the legislative agenda of the corporate bill-mill ALEC. Whether a bill is an ALEC model bill, whether its subject is just high on the ALEC agenda, or whether it was written by a former ALEC …
A bill that would take money from the Habitat Montana fund and use it to purchase more Block Management Program lands for hunters for two years passed 66-34 in its second reading on the House floor Monday afternoon.
HELENA — Three “school choice” bills that use state funds or tax credits to help finance private or charter schools passed out of legislative committees Wednesday on mostly party line votes, with Democrats solidly opposed.
Our public retirement systems are in trouble, but not the kind of trouble I read in the headlines recently. We can fix them and we should do it now. But we need to remember how they got into trouble in the first place.
BOZEMAN — State Rep. Franke Wilmer of Bozeman has a chance to return to the state Legislature after losing June's Democratic congressional primary.
The absentee ballot was the most popular choice for the primary election in Yellowstone County.
HELENA — The hottest statewide race in Tuesday’s primary election is probably the one where voters are least familiar with the candidates: The seven-way Democratic primary in the race for Montana’s open U.S. House seat.
HELENA — From union locals to fellow state lawmakers, Democratic U.S. House candidates Kim Gillan and Franke Wilmer have racked up plenty of endorsements, which they often tout on their campaign literature.
HELENA — The crowded Democratic congressional primary is intensifying as the front-runners jockey for the attention of their party's primary voters, each making the "electability" case and promising to take the seat back from Republican hands.
HELENA -- With seven Democrats in Montana’s wide-open U.S. House contest, one question looms large for voters in next week’s Democratic primary election: Which of the seven is the best choice to beat Republican Steve Daines?
HELENA – State Sen. Kim Gillan and state Rep. Franke Wilmer continue to lead the crowded Democratic U.S. House field in fundraising, but Republican Steve Daines is still easily the top financial dog in the race, according to reports filed Thursday.
HELENA — Just three of the seven Democrats running for Montana’s open U.S. House seat showed up Saturday evening for the primary’s final public debate — and each offered their own strategy for how they can win in November.
Editor's note: This feature on Montana's U.S. House race is the first of a two-day series looking at how candidates in the contested Democratic and Republican primaries stand on key issues. Today's package focuses on the seven Democratic candidates; tomorrow we look at the three Republicans.
HELENA -- Democratic U.S. House candidate Jason Ward of Hardin reported late Monday that he has raised about $9,200 for his campaign, including a $5,800 loan from himself.