Several years ago, my wife and I played "Heads or Tails" at the Chase Hawks Memorial Banquet in Billings. Four hundred people in attendance joined in the game, each standing with one hand placed on either their head (for heads) or bottom (for tails). The emcee flipped the coin and declared “…
The Linde’s insurance agent warned there could be hoops to jump through before the couple’s claims check could be tapped for hail damage repairs.
Anticipating home insurance problems after last May’s hail storm in Billings, Montana’s state insurance commissioner is dispatching claims experts to the city this week to meet with homeowners.
Todd Buchanan recaps the market news of the last week.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that he doesn’t plan any immediate changes to the state overhaul of the public employee pension system even if courts throw out portions of the law affecting retirees.
Go ahead and admit it. Every time the Powerball jackpot climbs into the stratosphere, you find yourself fantasizing about what you’d do with all those millions.
HELENA — Managers of state pension money performed better than average, a new report reviewed on Wednesday showed, despite concerns about increasing costs.
Stockman Bank is Montana’s largest family-owned bank. It's roots run deep in western heritage and Montana history. In 1953, William “Bill” Nefsy purchased the Miles City Bank and started growing a successful family banking business one customer at a time. A well-known rancher, Nefsy’s foray …
HELENA — An attempt to modify the future impact of an error in a new pension law continued Wednesday, but wasn’t resolved.
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's five elected officials voted Monday to add $600 million to the state's investment in private equities in the next three to five years.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The five elected state officials will vote Monday on whether to increase Wyoming's investments in private-equity funds.
HELENA — Two fixes for the state's pension systems are nearing final approval, despite lingering concern from Republicans over the cost, after the House advanced the measures in a pair of close votes Saturday.
Embattled ex-billionaire Tim Blixseth is seeking settlement talks to resolve a tangle of lawsuits involving hundreds of millions of dollars in claims against him arising from the 2008 bankruptcy of Montana's exclusive Yellowstone Club.
Our governor and legislative leaders have recognized the state’s pension shortfalls as a problem. That’s encouraging. Now it is time to take the opportunity of our state’s healthy fiscal condition to make much- needed changes to the plan. It is time that the Legislature and the executive bra…
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.
CHEYENNE — Employees covered by the Wyoming Retirement System are facing a 2 percent increase in their retirement contribution next year.
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s proposal to fix the state’s public employee pension system cleared a small legislative hurdle Tuesday, and received some support from Democratic candidate for governor Steve Bullock.
HELENA — State government’s two largest pension funds posted net gains of 2.42 percent and 2.41 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, the state Board of Investments reported.