When the 2005 Legislature passed the law that created Election Day voter registration in Montana, I was proud of our state, our legislature and our bipartisan coalition as we placed a commitment to democratic ideals ahead of partisanship.
There has been a lot of hyperbole in the press lately from people opposed to LR-126, the referendum that will appear on the ballot soon that moves the deadline for voter registration to 5 p.m. the Friday before Election Day. This change will merely ensure that all properly registered voters …
Irked at what they believe is Democrats interfering in their primary elections, state Republican Party delegates on Saturday called for closing their primaries and allowing only registered Republicans to vote in them.
Delegates to the state Republican Party platform convention will debate a series of resolutions Saturday, including controversial ones seeking to change Republican primary elections.
Four legislators representing the two feuding Republican factions in the Legislature met privately with a facilitator on Friday.
HELENA — In legislative primary elections Tuesday, the battle between conservative and moderate wings of the Montana Republican Party pretty much ended in a draw — although, in most cases, incumbents survived.
HELENA — A political group formed by centrist Republicans in Montana has fired the latest salvo in an ongoing battle between competing GOP factions, sending out new campaign mailers attacking the more-conservative-leaning Republicans in nearly 20 legislative primary races across the state.
When the Yellowstone National Cemetery is dedicated today, Yellowstone County residents should take pride in knowing that they created this honorable resting place for American heroes.
A Washington state ban on electricity from coal-fired power plants would be an economy killer for Montana, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Monday.
HELENA — A Great Falls legislator who’s been a vocal critic of leaders in his own Republican Party has been sued by a pair of constituents, who say he no longer lives in the district and should vacate his seat.
If a candidate for public office in Montana raised $900,000, he would have to report the funding sources, identifying donors by name.
A coal impact fund already on the books could be tapped to help Montana cities deal with an anticipated increase in the number of coal trains bound for the Pacific Northwest.
In a Jan. 16 guest opinion, Yellowstone County Republicans Dale Mortensen, Jennifer Owen and Anna Woods argued that primary efforts under way to purge so-called moderate Republicans from the party in Montana are something to cheer. This power grab from the right wing of the Republican Party …
Campaign filing season begins Thursday with new battle lines drawn for state legislative districts.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock gets mixed reviews, often but not always following party lines, for his first year as Montana’s chief executive.
HELENA — On a party-line vote Friday, the Legislative Council rejected an attempt to subpoena emails, text messages and other correspondence to and from a state retirement board during its meeting last month.
HELENA — A legislative panel this week begins a yearlong project to explore ways to reinvigorate a branch of government that some lawmakers believe is playing a lesser role since the passage of term limits.
The growing, unfunded public pension liability was one of the biggest, most urgent problems the 2013 Montana Legislature addressed.
HELENA — Senate President Jeff Essmann on Friday asked for an attorney general’s opinion on how a state retirement board should interpret a new law to prepare for an actuarial valuation of the Public Employees Retirement System.
HELENA — A new tally taking into account Gov. Steve Bullock's vetoes shows that spending of state money is expected to go up about 11 percent over the next two years.