On March 20, 1987, an intruder broke into a home in Billings, Montana and raped an 8-year-old girl. The evidence pointed to Jimmy Ray Bromgard. The victim identified him in a lineup and a forensic expert testified that his hair matched that found at the crime scene. At the age of 18, Bromgar…
HELENA — An interim legislative panel considered a bill Thursday that would require the governor to choose a commissioner of political practices from a list of nominees.
HELENA — The Senate on Wednesday endorsed the two major bills seeking to repair Montana’s financially troubled pension funds for teachers and public employees.
Prosecuting crimes against children requires special skills and techniques that will gather evidence without causing further harm to the young victims.
HELENA — The Senate and House endorsed all but one of the referendums before them Thursday, but not without some controversy.
Last year, Montana’s Child and Family Service Division completed 8,060 investigations of child abuse and neglect reports involving 11,835 children. Abuse or neglect was substantiated in 2,037 investigations, including:
HELENA — Democratic state Sen. Larry Jent said Thursday he’s shutting down his campaign for governor, leaving Attorney General Steve Bullock as the lone announced Democrat for the post.
HELENA — Nine candidates for governor spoke at the Montana Economic Developers Association conference in Helena on Tuesday and Wednesday.
HELENA — Republican candidate for governor Ken Miller on Wednesday named state Public Service Commissioner Bill Gallagher of Helena as his running mate for lieutenant governor.
HELENA — State Sen. Jeff Essmann of Billings said that he is dropping out of the crowded Republican primary, indicating his presence in the race could detract from the GOP effort to take back the governor’s office.
HELENA -- State Political Practices Commissioner Dave Gallik said Tuesday that he will resign from his job after employees called the police to come to the office earlier in the day.
HELENA -- State Sen. Larry Jent on Tuesday challenged his Democratic opponent for governor, Attorney General Steve Bullock, to join him in urging President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
HELENA -- Once candidates file their campaign finance reports, the documents are scrutinized like a doctor examining a patient.
HELENA -- Another week, another Republican candidate for governor.
HELENA — Democratic Attorney General Steve Bullock bolted to the fundraising lead in the governor's race, collecting more money this quarter and stockpiling more cash in the bank than any of his rivals in either party, reports filed Wednesday showed.
HELENA — Three more Republicans have jumped into the party’s already packed 2012 primary for governor, including state Senate Majority Leader Jeff Essmann of Billings, to bring the total field to eight candidates.
HELENA -- Attorney General Steve Bullock has announced his candidacy for governor through the Internet.
HELENA — Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has scheduled several “campaign kickoff” events around the state next week, where the Democrat is expected to launch his campaign for governor in 2012, the Gazette State Bureau has learned.
HELENA — Former former Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Hill and Democratic Attorney General Steve Bullock have stockpiled the most money of any 2012 gubernatorial candidates, although Bullock hasn't said whether he'll run for that office or for re-election.
HELENA -- Some new potential candidates are surfacing for the 2012 governor's race, including Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger, a former Republican lawmaker who's considering running as a Democrat or even as an independent, and state Senate Majority Leader Jeff Essmann, R-Billings.