HELENA — A pair of bills that would ramp up penalties for a variety of hunting offenses by imposing two-year licensing bans will make their first appearances in legislative committees on Tuesday.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has signed a law that aims to give landowners more say in eminent-domain proceedings.
The biggest Montana school funding changes in decades are headed for Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk.
Hunting and fishing outfitter groups are on opposite sides of a bill that would allow outfitters to hire emergency assistants for up to 15 days.
A bill that would increase hunter access to private lands was opposed by a sportsmen’s group and backed by landowner groups during a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday in Helena.
As members of the Montana House of Representatives, it’s our job to find areas where different sides can come together, and provide common-sense Montana solutions.
A bill that would take money from the Habitat Montana fund and use it to purchase more Block Management Program lands for hunters for two years passed 66-34 in its second reading on the House floor Monday afternoon.
A wolf management bill that won swift and overwhelming bipartisan support in the Montana Legislature was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Steve Bullock.
HELENA — The right of power companies to condemn private property for a transmission line is headed for another battle at the Montana Legislature, as a Republican state senator wants to repeal a two-year-old law defining that right.
If you are old, young, a veteran, former Montana resident or handicapped, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has a deal for you.
HELENA — The Montana Department of Health and Human Services has ordered a Townsend nursing home to close by Saturday, displacing 30 residents.
After a year-long battle to get Initiative 161 passed in last November's election — a fight that even entered the courtroom — sponsor Kurt Kephart thought he could rest. The hard work had been done, the battle finally won.
HELENA -- The sponsor of a bill to bolster landowner rights during condemnation of their property by power line companies or other entities killed his own bill Tuesday, saying he feared it would later be gutted on behalf of industry interests.
HELENA — Republican legislators are advancing numerous proposals that they say will help improve access to health insurance and reduce costs. Here is a summary and status of their proposals:
Only four months after it was passed, a voter-approved initiative removing nonresident license set-asides for outfitters seemed set for a challenge by an outfitter/legislator's bill.
There aren't any sandbags piled up in bunkerlike fashion around the Fish, Wildlife and Parks headquarters in Helena, but no other government agency is under such heavy fire this legislative session.
HELENA — Landowners asked legislators Monday to tilt eminent domain laws more toward their favor — less than a week after opposing industry interests asked the opposite.
Rep. Doug Kary of Billings has introduced into the 2011 Montana Legislature what he thinks is a pretty simple bill - one that would allow hunters to drive onto public lands with an official escort between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to retrieve downed game.
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