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Bullock jobs bill tabled in legislative committee

Bullock jobs bill tabled in legislative committee

HELENA — A legislative panel on Thursday rejected Gov. Steve Bullock's plan to increase the mandatory percentage of Montana workers on state public-works projects, with opponents saying the measure didn't have enough support from contractors.

February 21, 2013 1:38 pm Related Loading…

Contractors offer reward in copper theft cases

HELENA — The Montana Contractors’ Association is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing copper wire and vandalizing asphalt hot plants and gravel crushing equipment.

June 15, 2012 3:25 pmLoading…

'Fort Peck Dam' documentary screenings coming up

MontanaPBS is presenting three free screenings of the made-in-Montana documentary “Fort Peck Dam.” It will also be shown on June 24 at 7 p.m. on Montana PBS.

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Otter Creek coal potential untapped

Oil may have been king at this Montana Energy 2012 conference, but Patrick Barkey, director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana in Missoula, focused on the state's coal future.

April 03, 2012 6:10 pmLoading…
Baucus highway bill clears hurdle

Baucus highway bill clears hurdle

HELENA -- The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday for Chairman Max Baucus' bill to raise money to extend highways programs for two years without raising the federal deficit.

February 07, 2012 9:30 pm Related Loading…

Montana Contractors elect new board members

During Montana Contractor Association's annual meeting, new board members were elected. Aaron Golik of Century Companies in Lewistown was elected to the vacant Highway Division seat, and Jim Berve of Fisher Construction in Billings was elected to the Building Division seat. Derek Swank of Sw…

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Lobbying efforts at 2011 Legislature total $5.7M

Lobbying efforts at 2011 Legislature total $5.7M

HELENA — Various businesses, trade associations, unions, advocacy groups and government agencies spent $5.7 million seeking to influence the 2011 Montana Legislature, reports filed with the state political practices commissioner’s office show.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…
Groups say Montana Wildlife Federation not doing enough to distance itself from National Wildlife Federation

Groups say Montana Wildlife Federation not doing enough to distance itself from National Wildlife Federation

As the megaloads lawsuit over trucking large semi-loads through Montana to Canada's oil sands simmers, another battle is being waged in the borrow pit.

May 18, 2011 1:43 pm Related Loading…

Bonding bill hits snag

HELENA — In an about face on Monday, the House reversed itself and called for another preliminary vote on a bill authorizing nearly $100 million in bonding for new and renovated state buildings and sent it to a conference committee.

April 18, 2011 9:37 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Infrastructure bond bill = jobs now + jobs later

Gazette opinion: Infrastructure bond bill = jobs now + jobs later

When the Montana Senate Finance and Claims Committee held a hearing on a bill proposing to issue bonds for renovating university buildings, replacing state agriculture labs, expanding the state historical museum and constructing a veterans’ nursing home, a long line of business, labor and ed…

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