As many as 2,000 temporary high-paying, blue-collar jobs will be created in Montana if the U S government approves the much publicized Keystone XL pipeline. More than twice as many similar private sector construction jobs, however, will result from state government approval of the “Build Mon…
HELENA, Mont. — Everything from replacing flooring in the Capitol to acquiring land for bighorn sheep habitat and providing $45 million for projects in Bakken-affected towns would become reality under a $400 million infrastructure plan proposed by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.
HELENA — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock has turned to Republican State Rep. Jeff Welborn of Dillon to sponsor his nearly $400-million-plus infrastructure bill in the 2015 Legislature.
HELENA — In the war between competing factions of the Montana Republican Party this primary election, two new political-action committees are spending to help their chosen candidates — but it’s not exactly big money.
HELENA — In the past week or so, Republican state Rep. Jeff Welborn of Dillon has seen attack mailers from an outside group turn up in his Beaverhead County district, blasting him for being a big-spending, pro-government politician.
Here's to working together. Here's to the slow, arduous pursuit of compromise. Here's to the overlooked, underappreciated, unglamorous middle ground. These days, we hear so much from the fringes that it's easy to forget that progress is possible.
This week, Montana state senators have the opportunity to provide their constituents with the same consumer price protection on health insurance that they already have on other types of insurance.
HELENA — In an about face on Monday, the House reversed itself and called for another preliminary vote on a bill authorizing nearly $100 million in bonding for new and renovated state buildings and sent it to a conference committee.
HELENA — A massive crowd showed up at the Capitol on Tuesday to oppose a bill that they say would erode stream access for sportsmen by clarifying the state's ban on recreational access on irrigation ditches.
HELENA — The House gave final approval Thursday to a controversial bill that backers said clarifies the state ban on recreational access on irrigation ditches.
HELENA — The often-divisive stream access issue was back before the Legislature on Wednesday as the House passed a bill sought by private landowners to clarify the state ban on recreational access on ditches.
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