I served in the Montana Senate with the two military war veterans running for Montana's House seat, Senate Majority Leader Corey Stapleton and Sen. Zinke.
HELENA —Two Republican legislators who won primary elections despite a barrage of third-party attacks have filed political-practices complaints against American Tradition Partnership and others.
Thomas Minckler has spent most of his 40-year working life helping other people acquire rare and valuable artifacts, most of them related to the American West and early Montana history.
It’s not unusual for state legislative races to feature no contested primary, but this year is different.
HELENA — A compromise school-funding proposal emerged on Monday to fund annual, inflationary increases in state money for public schools the next two years — and use oil-and-gas revenue from northeastern Montana school districts to help fund that increase.
HELENA — The House panel with the last surviving school-funding vehicle at the Legislature kicked around some options on Monday, but took no action — and it’s not yet clear what it may or may not do, its chairman said.
HELENA — Some coal tax revenues would be used to help slowly pay down the massive potential deficits in four state public employee pension funds under a bill passed by the House on Monday.
HELENA — At Flathead Family Planning Services in Kalispell, some 3,200 people — many of them without health insurance or much money — visit in a year to get physical exams, contraception, pregnancy tests and other reproductive health care.
HELENA — School officials offered dramatically different takes on Monday on legislative Republicans’ complex proposal to increase state money for public schools the next two years, at the bill’s first public hearing before a legislative committee.
HELENA — The House on Thursday voted to raise the optional fee from $4 to $6 per light vehicle annually to pay for the state parks, fishing access sites and Virginia and Nevada cites.
What a difference a day makes.
HELENA — The House on Friday killed a bill that would have switched most Montana elections to a vote-by-mail system, as 15 Republicans switched their votes to "no" after voting "yes" on a preliminary vote Thursday that endorsed the idea.
HELENA — A Republican senator on Monday accused Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer's budget director of cooking up inflated tax collection projections that don't reflect economic reality in Montana.
HELENA — Only one incumbent state legislator was ousted in primary elections Tuesday, and it took another incumbent to do it: Rep. Joel Boniek of Pray lost in the House District 61 Republican primary to Sen. John Esp of Big Timber, who is term-limited out of his Senate seat.
Several contested legislative primaries were going down to the wire Tuesday night.
I am voting for John Esp, Republican candidate for House District 61. The district covers Park and most of Sweet Grass counties, excluding Livingston. Esp has over nine years of experience in Helena. His leadership on conservative issues is well respected. He takes the time to talk with all …
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