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Gazette opinion: Free tuition for students who are ready for college

Gazette opinion: Free tuition for students who are ready for college

When President Barack Obama made a case for boosting the middle class in the State of the Union address, his idea to “up our game” focused on college affordability.

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Montana’s congressional delegation reacts to Obama's speech

Montana’s congressional delegation reacts to Obama's speech

HELENA — Montana’s congressional delegation split along party lines Monday night with Democratic Sen. Jon Tester praising President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, while Republican Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Ryan Zinke criticized the president.

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Ben Steele honored with Congressional Record tribute

Ben Steele honored with Congressional Record tribute

Bataan Death March survivor Ben Steele picked up another honor Friday when U.S. Sen. Jon Tester stopped by the Billings veteran’s home.

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Montana congressmen balk at Air Force bomber training plans

Montana congressmen balk at Air Force bomber training plans

Calling the Air Force unwise for moving ahead with a bomber training complex over parts of the Bakken, U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines said they would fight the proposal.

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Daines, Tester try to use Keystone XL bill to block Air Force jet range

Daines, Tester try to use Keystone XL bill to block Air Force jet range

The congressional chess match over the Keystone XL pipeline added some Twister rules Friday when Montana’s senators linked it to a proposed U.S. Air Force fighter jet training range.

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Tester, legislators ask VA to patch gap that costs vets their trucking jobs

Tester, legislators ask VA to patch gap that costs vets their trucking jobs

MISSOULA — Two state representatives are asking U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to help patch a loophole in federal law that puts Montana veterans needing a medical exam to renew their commercial driver’s license at a disadvantage.

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Tester undaunted as Montana's lone Democrat

Tester undaunted as Montana's lone Democrat

HELENA — As the 114th Congress convened this week, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said he isn't daunted by his new status as the lone Montana Democrat in Congress or by the fact that his party is now the minority in the Senate.

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Daines, Zinke sworn in to new posts

Daines, Zinke sworn in to new posts

HELENA — Republican Steve Daines became Montana’s newest U.S. senator Tuesday, while fellow Republican Ryan Zinke was sworn in as the state’s lone congressman to succeed Daines.

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Tester says things can get fixed, if the Republicans play ball

Tester says things can get fixed, if the Republicans play ball

HELENA — Montana’s lone Democrat in Congress, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, said Monday the new GOP-controlled Congress has the chance to address many problems facing the country — if Republicans are serious about advancing “responsible” proposals.

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Billings native going to Bullock’s office; O’Brien going to DGA

Billings native going to Bullock’s office; O’Brien going to DGA

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday announced the appointment of Adam Schafer as a senior adviser and director of public engagement.

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Gazette opinion: Senate rules again override common sense

Gazette opinion: Senate rules again override common sense

On Dec. 9, the U.S. House gave unanimous approval to a bill that aims to reduce suicides among military service members and veterans.

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Tester nominates 30 Montana students to military academies

Tester nominates 30 Montana students to military academies

MISSOULA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester nominated 30 high school students to apply to the nation’s prestigious military academies.

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Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties have lost $20 million in the bipartisan spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.

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Gazette opinion: Montana wins big with bipartisan land deal

Gazette opinion: Montana wins big with bipartisan land deal

Last week, all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation stood side-by-side and announced the sort of bipartisan cooperation that Montanans want to see from Congress.

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Guest opinion: What they didn't tell you about Congress' public lands package

When Rep. Steve Daines and Sens. John Walsh and Jon Tester were busy celebrating the public lands package they snuck into a bill that was supposed to be about national defense, I wonder if they stopped to think about the landowners and taxpayers they threw under the bus.

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Montana wilderness bill a product of last-minute horse-trading; Senate vote this week

Montana wilderness bill a product of last-minute horse-trading; Senate vote this week

Years of legislative wrangling squeezed down to hours of last-minute negotiating to get a bundle of Montana land bills into the National Defense Authorization Act last week.

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Gazette opinion: A lifetime duty to care for veterans

Gazette opinion: A lifetime duty to care for veterans

On Dec. 7, 1944, news of war in Europe and in the Pacific filled The Billings Gazette. Portraits of young men in military uniforms ran almost daily under a caption that said “killed in action” and listed their parents’ address in Billings. Mothers shared snippets of news from letters they ha…

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Time is running out for action on federal tax breaks

Time is running out for action on federal tax breaks

Death and taxes are the certain things in life, or so goes the adage. Tax breaks, hung up in an unproductive Congress, haven’t been a sure bet for Montanans depending on them.

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Montanans react to the public lands package

Montanans react to the public lands package

HELENA — A sampling of reaction to the public lands package unveiled Wednesday by Montana’s congressional delegation:

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