A group of state Democratic legislators spent Thursday in the East Billings Urban Renewal District talking about ways to fix blighted neighborhoods.
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 -- Some legislators were surprised to learn that a new pension-fix law increases contributions by workers and government agencies for only six months, but keeps in place lower cost-of-living pension adjustments for retirees possibly into the next decade.
HELENA — Montana tax collections through the end of May have exceeded expectations, with revenue up 11 percent, but state spending is expected to jump more than 14 percent over the next budget cycle, fiscal analysts said Tuesday.
BUTTE — Montana will honor its veterans who died or are missing in action with an official state medal of valor.
Gov. Steve Bullock signs a bill that creates the Montana Award of Valorous Service with state Rep. Champ Edmunds of Missoula, left, and state Sen. Jon Sesso of Butte-Silver Bow by his side in the rotunda of the Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse.
HELENA — Unlike former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Gov. Steve Bullock didn’t have a ceremony in front of the Capitol to symbolically veto bills with specially made branding irons.
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.
HELENA — Saying it was betrayed by Gov. State Bullock’s office, a group representing retired Montana public employees is urging him to veto the bill that seeks to fix pensions for public employees.
HELENA — After the gavels came down Wednesday on the 2013 Legislature, Gov. Steve Bullock and legislative leaders had widely different assessments about what was accomplished — and what wasn’t — in the session.
Senate Minority Leader Jon Sesso, left, and Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich speak outside the Senate chambers Wednesday April 24, 2013, in Helena, Mont. The Legislature was wrapping up the 2013 legislative session after reconciling budget differences with Gov. Steve Bullock.
Ten workdays remain for the Montana Legislature to complete the state’s two-year budget as well as major education, health care, public pension, infrastructure and tax reform bills.
HELENA — The Montana Senate on Monday endorsed a bill to provide pay raises for state employees over the next two years.
HELENA — With two weeks left in the 2013 Legislature, the Republican majority’s hopes of passing tens — if not hundreds — of millions of dollars of tax cuts appear to be fading.
HELENA — Democrats are offering to pay for the damage caused when they pounded mugs on their Senate desks during last week's attempt to drown out a floor session.
HELENA — Senate leaders said Wednesday that they reached a deal aimed at ending the acrimony stemming from the Republican majority's decision to vote on bills despite Democrats' attempts to halt the proceedings.
HELENA — Senate Democrats accused Republicans Saturday of trampling their legal rights during a tumultuous standoff at the Legislature the previous day, but GOP leaders insisted they had operated fully within the law and rules.
HELENA – Montana’s state Senate careened into partisan chaos Friday, as minority Democrats pounded their desks and shouted protests, trying to shut down the chamber to block a pair of Republican proposals to change Montana voting laws.
HELENA — At the 11th hour of this legislative session, some Republican lawmakers are dropping in referendums to put controversial issues directly before voters and bypass possible vetoes by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.