HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock signed the Legislature's main budget bill Friday — but not after first using his line-item-veto authority to strike a small portion of the spending.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed nine more bills and issued a line-item veto for a tenth from the recently ended legislative session.
HELENA - A Helena judge said Monday that Gov. Brian Schweitzer's vetoes of some local infrastructure spending were unconstitutional.
HELENA -- A district judge promised a decision in three weeks in a lawsuit filed by six local governments challenging Gov. Brian Schweitzer's line-item vetoes of funds for public works projects last year.
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer has the constitutional right to line-item veto spending on projects sought by local governments, a state lawyer told a Helena judge Wednesday.
HELENA - Republican legislative leaders said Thursday that Gov. Brian Schweitzer may have overstepped his line-item veto authority a day earlier by nixing a new fee on many businesses, a notion the governor quickly contested by pointing to a past court decision on the issue.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer explains why he used a line-item veto on House Bill 604 on Wednesday in the reception room of the governor's office.
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…