HELENA — Republican legislators on Tuesday criticized the number of vetoes by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and some specific ones.
HELENA — After the gavels came down Wednesday on the 2013 Legislature, Gov. Steve Bullock and legislative leaders had widely different assessments about what was accomplished — and what wasn’t — in the session.
HELENA — Montana’s 2013 Legislature streaked toward an early close Tuesday, as Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and House Republican legislative leaders worked late into the evening to craft a final budget and spending deal.
HELENA — Did Medicaid expansion in Montana die Friday because of a mistakenly cast vote?
HELENA — The 2013 Montana Legislature appears headed into its home stretch, as the House Thursday endorsed the session’s major budget bill and prepared to send it to the governor.
HELENA — With two weeks left in the 2013 Legislature, the Republican majority’s hopes of passing tens — if not hundreds — of millions of dollars of tax cuts appear to be fading.
HELENA — The session’s major school-funding bill, which easily passed the Senate more than a month ago, finally has a hearing scheduled in the House — but it will be amended, its sponsor said this week.
HELENA — The Senate Administration Committee is considering a constitutional change that would increase the number of years a legislator can serve from eight to 16 years.
HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock on Wednesday unveiled his proposal to expand government-funded health insurance for 70,000 low-income Montanans, saying the expansion of Medicaid can help transform how health care is delivered and paid for.
HELENA—The Montana House of Representatives turned back the clock 100 years Tuesday as members debated the raging issues of the era.
HELENA — As Montana lawmakers departed Helena on Thursday for their mid-session break, they agreed on at least one thing: substantial differences on taxes, spending, health care and other big issues are unresolved and need plenty of elbow grease in the Legislature’s second half.
HELENA — The presiding officers of the state House and Senate said Tuesday their respective chambers are completing their work on general legislation expeditiously and expect to meet the Feb. 28 transmittal deadline without any problems.
Go to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority website and you’ll see an online application for the state’s Medicaid program.
HELENA — Montana legislators have proposed 22 different constitutional amendments so far this session, but they’ve already dropped a number of them.
With his kindergartner, second-grader and fifth-grader sitting in the front row, Gov. Steve Bullock devoted half of his State of the State speech to education — from early childhood to college and job training.
HELENA — Republican legislative leaders praised Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock for agreeing to put the state budget online, starting Thursday, but disagreed on a number of other issues in his State of the State address.
HELENA — The House is taking Saturday off, but the Senate intends to work.
HELENA — Republican legislators may borrow a page from their 2011 playbook and put some controversial issues directly on the ballot as referendums to avoid a governor’s veto.
Both President Barack Obama and his congressional adversaries have shown themselves to be better at making tough talk to each other than making the tough choices necessary for the country. Their response to the so-called “fiscal cliff” did not involve a single tough decision and actually inc…
HELENA — When the 100 members of the Montana House of Representatives took their oaths of office last week, nearly three-fourths of them had less than two years of legislative experience.