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Bullock vetoes several Republican tax measures, bill allowing guns on campus

Bullock vetoes several Republican tax measures, bill allowing guns on campus

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.

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House panels kill bills to study, enact Flathead tribal water rights compact

House panels kill bills to study, enact Flathead tribal water rights compact

HELENA — Republicans on two House committees Wednesday voted to kill separate bills that would have ratified or studied a proposed water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in western Montana.

April 03, 2013 7:01 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Good bill for safer streets, local control

Montana lawmakers have the opportunity to let local voters decide on improvements for pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

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Montana gun bills heard on universities, concealed carry

Montana gun bills heard on universities, concealed carry

HELENA — Montana lawmakers behind two pro-gun measures said Monday that restrictions on carrying concealed weapons in cities and on university campuses violate Second Amendment rights.

March 18, 2013 11:57 am Related Loading…
Reporter's Notebook: Minority reminded of the power of majority rule

Reporter's Notebook: Minority reminded of the power of majority rule

HELENA — During committee votes on the Legislature’s major budget bill last week, something happened that always happens: The majority party — i.e., the Republicans — voted down most of the minority party’s attempts to amend the bill.

March 17, 2013 12:10 am Related Loading…
Montana Senate panel takes up pro-gun measures

Montana Senate panel takes up pro-gun measures

HELENA — A pair of pro-gun measures approved by the Montana House hit the Senate Wednesday, including one that would prohibit local authorities from enforcing any federal ban on semi-automatic weapons.

March 06, 2013 1:47 pm Related Loading…
Montana House panel debates penalties for assisted suicide

Montana House panel debates penalties for assisted suicide

HELENA — Outlawing physician-assisted suicide in Montana would protect the elderly from being abused and keep the integrity of the medical profession intact, supporters of a bill to ban the practice told lawmakers Wednesday.

February 20, 2013 12:28 pm Related Loading…

Sporting groups to rally as Missoula legislator tries to blast land access bill

BUTTE — A coalition of sporting groups from throughout the state is heading to Helena en masse Monday to rally for a bill that would allow access for corner crossings.

February 14, 2013 9:48 amLoading…
Several pro-gun proposals are before 2013 Legislature

Several pro-gun proposals are before 2013 Legislature

HELENA  — As new gun laws are considered in the wake of recent mass shootings, the debate over such proposals in Montana is ramping up.

January 20, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Legislators should put focus on the practical, essential

In the first days of the 63rd Montana Legislature, the bill count totaled 1,843 drafts of which 275 had already been introduced in the House or Senate.

January 11, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Rep. Krayton Kerns, R-Laurel

Rep. Krayton Kerns, R-Laurel

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January 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Some ballots counted twice in legislative district

Human error led to several hundred ballots being counted twice for a rural precinct north of Laurel that included the state House race between incumbent Republican Krayton Kerns and Democrat Cole Olson.

November 14, 2012 4:58 pmLoading…
Democrats pick up 7 Montana House seats

Democrats pick up 7 Montana House seats

Democrats gained seven seats in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, including two regional pickups.

November 07, 2012 5:01 pm Photos

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Effort under way to allow guns on Montana college campuses

Effort under way to allow guns on Montana college campuses

MISSOULA — On a hot summer evening in 2011, University of Montana police and the Missoula Police Department responded to calls of a shooting in the parking lot of the campus dining hall.

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Planned Parenthood pans Laurel lawmaker's comments

Planned Parenthood pans Laurel lawmaker's comments

HELENA -- Planned Parenthood of Montana has denounced as "degrading, sexist and inexcusable" comments made by state Rep. Krayton Kerns, R-Laurel, about contraception.

March 26, 2012 6:45 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Hold 'em strategy doesn't serve state well

A day after the Legislature adjourned its biennial session, House Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade, still had 51 bills to sign and send to the governor, according to legislative information. Senate President Jim Peterson, R-Buffalo, had 22 bills to sign and have delivered to the executive off…

May 01, 2011 12:10 amLoading…
Mixed results for tea party-fueled revolution

Mixed results for tea party-fueled revolution

HELENA — The sound and fury of the tea party-fueled conservative revolution that swept into power of the Montana House was only able to advance core issues after running headlong into a headstrong governor who labeled the agenda "bat-crap crazy," an increasingly skeptical public and the toug…

April 30, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Concealed carry bill clears Montana Senate committee

HELENA — A measure to allow people in cities to carry a concealed gun without a permit is moving through the Senate.

March 22, 2011 10:47 amLoading…
House OKs bills aimed at illegal immigrants

House OKs bills aimed at illegal immigrants

HELENA — The House on Wednesday passed a pair of bills targeting illegal immigrants who are seeking jobs with Montana employers and trying to obtain state government services.

February 23, 2011 7:30 pmLoading…

Updated list of nullification bills before Legislature

HELENA — Here is the status of bills before the Legislature to “nullify” or defy federal law, in some fashion.

February 21, 2011 11:15 pmLoading…

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