HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock’s proposed budget for the next two years will include a plan to expand Medicaid and start a pre-kindergarten education program, while he again insists that lawmakers leave a substantial “rainy day fund” or budget surplus.
What’s in a name matters.
I met the kid who would quickly become my best friend in the world about 35 years ago. We were sophomores at Hellgate High School in Missoula, both products of middle-class homes. We liked to go to basketball games and see movies with our gang of friends and hang out and do all the things hi…
Elected officials take an oath to uphold and defend the constitution of the state of Montana. Unfortunately, that oath is being cast aside when it comes to upholding the Montana Constitution and our public lands.
The Billings City Council has violated the Montana Constitution and state statute by failing to give public notice of “council initiatives” and votes.
The city of Billings is considering a non-discrimination ordinance similar to those adopted by Missoula, Helena, Butte and Bozeman. It is my opinion that the foregoing self-government cities acted in excess of their legal authority. My purpose is to point out how the enactment of such an ord…
HELENA — A district judge on Friday ordered the name of Supreme Court justice candidate Lawrence VanDyke removed from the November ballot because he’s ineligible to run.
Is it time for citizens to study their county and city governments and consider changes – large or small – in the structure of government?
MISSOULA — Montana’s constitutional definition of marriage as one-man, one-woman is similar to other states where legal decisions have overturned such provisions, but same-sex marriage advocates are following a different strategy for change.
HELENA — The state Supreme Court has reversed an earlier ruling that made it difficult for individuals to file legal challenges against government agencies that ignore Montana's open-meetings and open-records laws.
HELENA — Six current and retired educators and the MEA-MFT union filed a lawsuit Friday challenging part of a new law that will lower annual cost-of-living raises for retired teachers from 1.5 percent to 0.5 percent on Jan. 1.
HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has unanimously reversed a district judge and upheld the legality of the state’s six-year reappraisal cycle for residential property, even when property values decline during the period.
HELENA — Although two U.S. Supreme Court decisions Wednesday do not directly affect Montana’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages, both sides in the debate in the state cited the rulings as supporting their respective positions.
As governor, my top priority is job creation. To create jobs, we need a strong economy. Running a tight fiscal ship and balancing the state budget are critical for our economic strength.
HELENA — Montana school officials are settling a lawsuit over a decision to cut off tuition assistance to a disabled 4-year-old Columbus girl enrolled in a Christian preschool, and reversing the original decision saying the funds couldn't be used for religious instruction.
HELENA — The Montana Senate is backing a plan that directs colleges to allow students to carry guns on campus.
HELENA — By a 2-to-1 margin, the Montana House on Thursday endorsed a major bill that seeks to simplify a state income tax system that some tax preparers rank as one of the nation’s most complicated.
HELENA — Two Montana parents are suing the state schools superintendent over the agency's refusal to provide tuition assistance for their daughter to attend a Christian preschool.
HELENA — Abortion foes seeking to expand the state's parental notification law said Friday that voter-backed laws can trump the Montana Constitution.
HELENA — An immigrants’ advocacy group and others have sued to challenge the constitutionality of a recent voter-approved law requiring people to show a proof of citizenship before they obtain certain state government services and benefits.