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Candidates already running, or thinking about running, for Gallagher’s PSC seat

Candidates already running, or thinking about running, for Gallagher’s PSC seat

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.

January 02, 2014 3:35 pm Photos

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New Historical Society building not funded again

New Historical Society building not funded again

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.

April 25, 2013 7:04 pm Related Loading…
Billings and Missoula college building projects added to bill

Billings and Missoula college building projects added to bill

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.

April 15, 2013 10:00 pm Related Loading…
Funds for buildings killed, but is there life after death?

Funds for buildings killed, but is there life after death?

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.

April 10, 2013 7:38 pm Related Loading…

Budget director: Use bonds, not cash, for buildings

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.

April 09, 2013 5:41 pmLoading…
Building money moved to another bill

Building money moved to another bill

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.

March 27, 2013 7:10 pm Related Loading…
Pay and pension bills clear House

Pay and pension bills clear House

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.

March 27, 2013 5:52 pm Photos

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Bill for state pay plan amended, passes House committee

Bill for state pay plan amended, passes House committee

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.

March 23, 2013 9:22 pm Related Loading…
House committee OKs bonding bill

House committee OKs bonding bill

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.

March 22, 2013 7:36 pm Related Loading…
House committee rejects pay plan bill

House committee rejects pay plan bill

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.

March 13, 2013 7:14 pmLoading…
Tempers fray as House panel kicks out major spending bill on party-line vote

Tempers fray as House panel kicks out major spending bill on party-line vote

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.

March 11, 2013 9:19 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Technology would save state time, money

Go to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority website and you’ll see an online application for the state’s Medicaid program.

February 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Support JOBS for building long-term success

Gazette opinion: Support JOBS for building long-term success

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.

February 10, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Bullock tours Missoula College, sees need for new facility

Bullock tours Missoula College, sees need for new facility

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

February 02, 2013 2:22 pmLoading…

Some Missoula residents fight site for new college building

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.

January 28, 2013 11:00 pmLoading…

Most state bonding projects draw support at legislative hearing

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.

January 28, 2013 11:00 pmLoading…
Bonding bill sponsor makes changes at governor's behest

Bonding bill sponsor makes changes at governor's behest

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.

January 14, 2013 11:45 pm Related Loading…

$100M bonding bill stays alive in Montana Legislature

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.

April 26, 2011 2:05 pmLoading…

Bonding bill hits snag

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.

April 18, 2011 9:37 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: House needs to muster 67 votes to pass jobs bill

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.

April 18, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

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