HELENA — A state legislator and a former legislator — one Democrat, one Republican — confirmed Thursday that they’re running for the state Public Service Commission seat being vacated by Commissioner Bill Gallagher of Helena.
HELENA — The Montana Historical Society came up empty again in its attempt to obtain money from the Legislature to proceed with plans to build its new Montana Heritage Center.
HELENA -- The Senate on Monday backed the long-range building bill paid for by cash and added back two university system projects that had been stripped out last week.
HELENA — A Senate committee on Wednesday tabled the bill that would have appropriated nearly $100 million in state cash for some new university system building projects and renovations and a new Montana Historical Society building.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget director urged a Senate committee Tuesday to finance nearly $100 million worth of new and renovated state buildings by issuing bonds, instead of paying cash.
HELENA — The House took a step Wednesday designed to make it easier to secure legislative passage of nearly $100 million for the proposed construction of new and renovated state buildings.
HELENA — On a bipartisan vote Wednesday, the Montana House endorsed a pay raise for state employees and a pair of bills to fix Montana’s financially ailing public pension funds.
HELENA — A split House Appropriations Committee approved a state pay plan Saturday, but stripped out the 5 percent raises in base pay for state workers in each of the next two years that Gov. Steve Bullock and unions had sought.
HELENA — The House Appropriations Committee on Friday approved issuing $75.5 million in bonds — or now possibly by paying with cash — for new buildings and renovations, mostly at state colleges and universities.
HELENA — The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday rejected an attempt to approve the bill to raise state employees’ base pay by 5 percent in each of the next two years.
HELENA — The veneer of bipartisan cooperation on the state’s major budget bill peeled away Monday night as the House Appropriations Committee approved the $9 billion measure on a party-line vote, with Republicans in favor.
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The sales pitch for the bonding bill presented to the 2013 Legislature is investing in infrastructure, providing higher education and taking advantage of low interest rates to complete long-delayed capital projects.
MISSOULA — Students sitting in an anatomy and physiology lab at Missoula College on Friday afternoon were surprised to see Gov. Steve Bullock and his staff walk through the door. #featured
HELENA — A proposal to build a new Missoula College building on the University of Montana campus drew criticism Monday from some local residents at a legislative hearing Monday.
HELENA — There was widespread support Monday for all but one of the nine proposed state building projects that would be funded by the state issuing nearly $100 million in bonds.
HELENA — The sponsor of the bill to provide nearly $100 million in bonding for state buildings said Monday that he is making some changes at the request of Gov. Steve Bullock.
HELENA — A bill to authorize the state to issue nearly $100 million in bonds to build new state buildings stayed alive Tuesday, but needs to muster more votes later this week to pass.
HELENA — In an about face on Monday, the House reversed itself and called for another preliminary vote on a bill authorizing nearly $100 million in bonding for new and renovated state buildings and sent it to a conference committee.
What a difference a couple of weeks or even a few days makes in positions of Montana lawmakers. Over a weekend, two leaders of the Senate, Billings Republicans Taylor Brown and Jeff Essmann, switched from supporting a state jobs and infrastructure bill to opposing the legislation.