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Missoula state Rep. Gursky resigns for Helena job

Missoula state Rep. Gursky resigns for Helena job

HELENA — Former state Rep. Jenifer Gursky says she resigned from the Legislature to take a job in Helena.

October 28, 2013 4:53 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Unpredictable Baucus bows out

I first met Max Baucus in 1973 when he entered the Montana House of Representatives as a freshman from Missoula. His seat was at the back of the chamber near bright and articulate Dorothy Bradley of Bozeman, the previous session’s only woman and future Democratic candidate for governor.

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Montana Senate Dems, handful of Republicans roll new Medicaid program into 'compromise' bill

Montana Senate Dems, handful of Republicans roll new Medicaid program into 'compromise' bill

HELENA — In dramatic fashion, Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans Tuesday defied the body’s GOP leadership to cram a Medicaid proposal into a bill that would use federal dollars to buy private health insurance for thousands of uninsured, low-income Montanans.

April 16, 2013 2:21 pm Photos

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Montana House endorses measure to decriminalize gay sex

Montana House endorses measure to decriminalize gay sex

HELENA – The Montana House decisively voted Tuesday to repeal Montana’s law making gay sex a crime, putting the bill one step away from the governor’s desk.

April 09, 2013 3:15 pm Photos

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House narrowly endorses school choice bill

House narrowly endorses school choice bill

HELENA – The Montana House Saturday narrowly endorsed the session’s major school choice bill, which would create state income tax credits for donations to groups that fund scholarships for kids attending private schools.

April 06, 2013 4:32 pm Photos

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Women's-health funding faces cuts in Montana

Women's-health funding faces cuts in Montana

HELENA — When Jennifer Strickley first learned she had ovarian cancer, it was Planned Parenthood that detected the disease.

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Montana House backs slower speeds in emergency zones

Montana House backs slower speeds in emergency zones

HELENA — The Montana House has given initial approval to a measure that would require drivers to reduce their speed to 35 mph and switch lanes when approaching emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the road.

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Ups and Downs:

Ups and Downs:

March 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Montana House re-enacts 1913 session

Montana House re-enacts 1913 session

HELENA—The Montana House of Representatives turned back the clock 100 years Tuesday as members debated the raging issues of the era.

March 05, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Montana House backs increase in contribution limits

Montana House backs increase in contribution limits

HELENA — The House, on a mostly party line vote Monday, approved a major Republican bill to overhaul Montana campaign-finance laws by increasing the amount of allowable contributions made directly to candidates.

February 25, 2013 4:44 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Montana needs more wolf hunting, trapping

As members of the Montana House of Representatives, it’s our job to find areas where different sides can come together, and provide common-sense Montana solutions.

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Montana House packed for debate on 'corner crossing'

Montana House packed for debate on 'corner crossing'

HELENA — The Montana House on Monday rejected a plan that aimed to give hunters and others access at "corner crossings" to public land that is intermingled with private land in a checkerboard pattern.

February 18, 2013 4:09 pm Photos

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Sporting groups to rally as Missoula legislator tries to blast land access bill

BUTTE — A coalition of sporting groups from throughout the state is heading to Helena en masse Monday to rally for a bill that would allow access for corner crossings.

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Montana House backs restrictions on sex education

Montana House backs restrictions on sex education

HELENA — The House on Wednesday backed a proposal to require parental permission before students can attend sex-education classes in schools, a measure supporters said is necessary to deal with an increasingly controversial curriculum.

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House endorses ban on 'immigration sanctuaries'

HELENA — The Montana House is endorsing a bill that backers say will make sure Montana cities never adopt policies contrary to federal immigration law.

January 21, 2013 4:07 pmLoading…
Democrats pick up 7 Montana House seats

Democrats pick up 7 Montana House seats

Democrats gained seven seats in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, including two regional pickups.

November 07, 2012 5:01 pm Photos

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Horse Sense: Why Dems boast more female candidates

HELENA -- After a proud tradition of electing many of the first women to hold political office in Montana, Republicans have fallen far behind Democrats these days in fielding female candidates.

May 12, 2012 9:37 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: New district best way to support Billings parks

How should Billings fund the sorely needed maintenance projects that have been neglected for the past 20 years? That’s the question the Billings City Council asked the Billings Parks, Recreation and Public Lands Board more than a year ago.

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Montana House rejects bill to allow issuing bond for new state buildings

HELENA — The House again Wednesday failed to come up with enough votes to approve a nearly $100 million bonding bill for construction of new state buildings across Montana.

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Gazette opinion: House needs to muster 67 votes to pass jobs bill

What a difference a couple of weeks or even a few days makes in positions of Montana lawmakers. Over a weekend, two leaders of the Senate, Billings Republicans Taylor Brown and Jeff Essmann, switched from supporting a state jobs and infrastructure bill to opposing the legislation.

April 18, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

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