HELENA — Some convicted sex offenders could not live within 300 feet of schools or other facilities frequented by children under a bill Montana lawmakers are considering.
Montana's two-year colleges are collaborating on a major project to boost student enrollment and graduation in degrees and certificates needed for high-demand fields.
The Montana Legislature has convened in Helena for its once-in-two-years, 90-day work session.
If every Montana county was home to as many people as Yellowstone, there would be only five other counties (instead of 55 others) in our state of 1 million people.
HELENA — In an unusual occurrence, the top two leaders of the Montana Senate in 2013 are moving over to the state House in January, where each will play key roles as committee chairmen.
HELENA — The state political practice commissioner has dismissed a Republican lawmaker’s complaint that Democratic Secretary of State Linda McCulloch improperly used public resources to solicit opposition to a ballot issue.
The Montana House Republican legal rationale for disregarding Montana’s open meetings law makes Rep.-elect Jeff Essmann’s logic look believable.
You probably know that old saying about those who forget history are bound to repeat it.
Montana’s most populous county has some issues that are much bigger than challenges seen in other counties.
Last week, representatives elected on Nov. 4 to the Montana House met secretly in the basement of a Helena restaurant for a GOP caucus.
HELENA — House Republicans gathered in secret in the basement of a Helena restaurant Thursday night for a party caucus that was not publicly noticed ahead of time, as required by law.
In an election with 35,191 votes cast, the Billings public safety levy fell 1,027 votes short on Tuesday.
Legislative Referendum 126 would repeal Montanans’ right to register and vote on Election Day.
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.