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John Brenden

John Brenden

John Brenden

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June 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Ex-GOP chairmen take aim at U.S. House candidate

Ex-GOP chairmen take aim at U.S. House candidate

HELENA — Three former Montana Republican Party chairmen took the unusual step Monday of uniting to publicly oppose former state Sen. Ryan Zinke's bid to win the GOP nomination for U.S. House in next month's primary election.

May 05, 2014 1:44 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Stand up for Montanans' access to public lands

John Brenden (April 17 guest opinion) pretended to be a “friend” of public recreationists while promoting a Bureau of Land Management land exchange with his political supporters, the Wilks brothers.

April 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Proposed BLM land exchange a good deal for all recreationalists

Montana outdoor enthusiasts have it pretty good. With over 32 million acres of state and federal land open to all sorts of recreational opportunities, we truly are an outdoors mecca.

April 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: What’s on Legislature’s agenda for 2015?

The start of the 2015 Montana Legislature is more than nine months and two elections away, but the list of potential legislation is already 76 bills long.

March 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Coal regulations prevent construction of new plants

In response to the EPA's announcement of new regulations for coal-fired power plants, State Director of Environmental Quality Tracy Stone-Manning stated the new rules would have little impact on Montana because our state has existing regulations for new power plants that are similar the new …

October 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Council briefed on Montana environmental issues

Council briefed on Montana environmental issues

To get a sense of some of the most pressing environmental issues facing Montana, consider the Environmental Quality Council’s agenda — controlling wolf populations, hunting and fishing license reform, sage grouse protection and the increasing cost of fighting wildland fires.

June 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tame batch of hunting, wildlife bills OK'd

Tame batch of hunting, wildlife bills OK'd

Trespassing hunters will have to pay higher fines and nonresident upland bird hunters will now be able to buy a less expensive three-day hunting license under laws passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Steve Bullock.

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Gazette opinion: Progress on protecting Montana’s kids, elders

At the start of the 2013 Legislature, Montana county attorneys supported several bills to help protect the state’s oldest and youngest residents. All but one of those bills has become law or can become law within the next few days.

May 02, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Montana House kills bill to increase bison hunting

Montana House kills bill to increase bison hunting

HELENA — The House rejected a bison management plan Wednesday that would have increased the number of hunting licenses for bison and prohibited the future relocation of the animals.

April 17, 2013 4:25 pm Photos

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Senate seeks to kill FWP land purchases

Senate seeks to kill FWP land purchases

Hunter dollars could not be spent on any land acquisitions or conservation easements under amendments the Senate has made to House Bill 5, the state’s major capital projects bill.

April 17, 2013 2:00 pm Related Loading…

State pay raise bill advances, but no more money added

HELENA -- A Senate committee on Friday night pushed out a pay plan bill for state employees, but failed to add any more money.

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Gazette opinion: A crime-fighting team for Yellowstone County kids

Prosecuting crimes against children requires special skills and techniques that will gather evidence without causing further harm to the young victims.

April 11, 2013 12:10 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Time grows short for child abuse legislation

Last year, Montana’s Child and Family Service Division completed 8,060 investigations of child abuse and neglect reports involving 11,835 children. Abuse or neglect was substantiated in 2,037 investigations, including:

March 31, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Indian leaders, advocates rally for bison at Montana Capitol

Indian leaders, advocates rally for bison at Montana Capitol

HELENA — Indian leaders, wildlife advocates and sportsmen's groups are advocating for increased tolerance of bison and are opposing anti-bison bills now making their way through the Montana Legislature.

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Regents won’t spend U-system money on Milk River Ranch artifacts

Regents won’t spend U-system money on Milk River Ranch artifacts

HELENA — The Montana University System will not buy archaeological and paleontological resources at the Milk River Ranch in northern Montana, the higher education commissioner said Thursday.

March 07, 2013 6:59 pm Photos

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Montana lawmakers seek answers to bison management

Montana lawmakers seek answers to bison management

HELENA — The Montana Legislature will consider year-round bison hunting and prohibitions on the animals' movements amid a slew of bison-related measures to be tackled during the second half of the legislative session.

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Montana Senate endorses reviving constituent accounts

Montana Senate endorses reviving constituent accounts

HELENA — The Montana Senate on Wednesday voted to revive special accounts that state legislators could use for costs associated with the job, accounts nearly shuttered amid concerns of abuse.

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Landowner fears, anger stoke barrage of bison policy bills at Legislature

Landowner fears, anger stoke barrage of bison policy bills at Legislature

HELENA – For Republican state Sen. John Brenden and many of his Eastern Montana neighbors, the idea of bison roaming the Montana plains as wildlife is absurd — and they want to do what they can to stop it.

February 24, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Bill would limit FWP land purchases

Bill would limit FWP land purchases

Limiting Fish, Wildlife and Parks from any net gain in property would be better for private landowners by often removing a competitor to ranchers looking to buy property, as well as help the rural communities reliant on those lands to generate agricultural income, proponents of a bill said i…

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