Democrats gained seven seats in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, including two regional pickups.
And they're off.
Election season is barely a week old and already changes are certain in several local legislative districts.
On the Internet, his Texas job and calls for anti-socialist mind ammo have drawn a bull's-eye on his behind from liberal bloggers, but Heights Republican legislator James Knox is not an endangered species, state officials say.
HELENA - A Republican Montana state legislator said Wednesday he was talking about weapons of the mind in an online discussion with a tea party leader about stocking up on "ammo" to "attack" socialists.
HELENA -- While Republican state Sen. Jim Shockley has been campaigning for attorney general for the past year, the Democratic side of the 2012 race remains in flux.
A day after the Legislature adjourned its biennial session, House Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade, still had 51 bills to sign and send to the governor, according to legislative information. Senate President Jim Peterson, R-Buffalo, had 22 bills to sign and have delivered to the executive off…
Billings Fire Chief Paul Dextras broke city policy when he confronted a group of five active and retired firefighters at a restaurant in December.
Mark Higgins stands amid marijuana plants in one of the four grow rooms at Montannabis, his medical marijuana business.
A crop of marijuana plants gets started at Montannabis, a medical marijuana business in Billings.
Heavy buds grow on plants at Montannabis, a medical marijuana business at 116 N. 11th St.
Mark Higgins, the owner of Montannabis, a medical marijuana business, shows how a bud-heavy marijuana plant can't support its own weight.
A large bud tops a marijuana plant growing at Montannabis Inc.
Mark Higgins gives visitors a tour of Montannabis, his medical marijuana business at 116 N. 11th St. in Billings in March. He closed that business after the Legislature overhauled medical marijuana laws in Montana, including a ban on making a profit from marijuana sale.
The owner of a large medical marijuana business says two prominent opponents of medical marijuana were willing to take his money when he was getting started in the business.
Reps. James Knox and Doug Kary chat before a mid-session update sponsored by local Tea Party members at MSU Billings on Friday.
Rep. James Knox chats with Amy Hanson before a mid-session update sponsored by local Tea Party members at MSU Billings on Friday.
Citing extreme media bias, Republican lawmakers home on their midsession break Friday told supporters that their best work was being ignored by the press.
House District 47 Representative James Knox, addresses an overflow crowd at the Midland Empire Pachyderm Club's meeting Friday at the Elks Club.