Montana Republicans were weighing broad changes to how candidates are picked during primary election as the political party's convention headed to a finale Saturday.
HELENA — Republican legislators are using different comparisons to fight over how much the 2013 Legislature increased state spending over the next two years.
HELENA — Senate President Jeff Essmann and House Speaker Mark Blasdel on Thursday appointed a 12-member joint select committee to address state pensions, one of the major issues of the session.
HELENA — It’s hard to keep track of what’s happening with the state and federal government’s efforts to regulate or control medical marijuana in the state.
Montana's tough new medical marijuana law was supposed to end the phenomenon of assembly-line doctor appointments or online recommendations for therapeutic cannabis.
HELENA — Senate Republicans are floating a new proposal to break the legislative logjam over landowner rights vs. property condemnation powers of transmission line developers — but so far they’re not finding any takers.
HELENA — A Senate panel on Monday requested a bill to be drafted to impose strict regulations on medical marijuana to make it harder for people to obtain cards to legally use it, eliminate the storefront dispensaries and squeeze money out of the industry by requiring growers to be nonprofits.
HELENA -- A Senate committee failed on a tie vote to endorse a bill that would repeal Montana's medical marijuana law.
One of the early disappointments of the 2011 Montana Legislature is a Senate committee's failure to support raising Montana's legal dropout age from 16 (or eighth-grade graduation) to 18 or high school graduation/GED completion.