HELENA — The Montana House on Wednesday endorsed a bill giving the governor power to overrule the Board of Pardons and Parole on clemency decisions for felons — a measure spurred in part by the case of convicted murderer Barry Beach.
HELENA — On a fall bird-hunting trip in northeast Montana in 2009, Austin Knudsen and two close friends spoke frankly about the future of the state and whether they should try to change things for the better.
BOZEMAN — The new speaker of the Montana House recently proposed, then rescinded, a dress code he was trying to impose on the Legislature.
HELENA — The course of the 2015 Montana Legislature may hinge on the battle over an obscure rule change in the Montana House.
HELENA — House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, has announced the following chairs and members of Montana House committees for the 2015 Legislature:
HELENA — Senate Republicans broke barriers Thursday by electing Sen. Debby Barrett, R-Dillon, as the first woman chosen as president of the Montana Senate in state history.
Eastern Montana is seeing unprecedented growth as a result of the Bakken development. This impact comes not only from drilling and related activities in Montana, but also from “spillover” into Montana from North Dakota. These impacts are real, they are in many cases severe, and they need addressing.
The Montana Warrior in Transition Association raised nearly twice its $200,000 goal to help build the first Montana House at the Warrior in Transition Battalion in Fort Knox, Ky.
HELENA — The Montana House on Wednesday approved a pair of election referendums that sparked uproar in the Senate two weeks ago when Democrats failed in an attempt to block the bills.
HELENA — The House rejected a bison management plan Wednesday that would have increased the number of hunting licenses for bison and prohibited the future relocation of the animals.
HELENA — Senate Democrats tried a risky and rare parliamentary move known as a “call of the Senate” in a futile attempt to stop the Republican majority from voting on some controversial bills facing a deadline Friday.
This week is the deadline for the Montana House and Senate to pass a Medicaid expansion bill from one chamber to the other. As business leaders deeply committed to the health of Montana’s economy and workforce, we strongly support accepting federal funds to expand eligibility for the state’s…
HELENA — On a bipartisan vote Wednesday, the Montana House endorsed a pay raise for state employees and a pair of bills to fix Montana’s financially ailing public pension funds.
HELENA — The House on Thursday endorsed conflicting bills that attempt to fix Montana’s financially ailing pension plans and left it to a committee to narrow the options.
HELENA — The Montana House has endorsed a plan to allow firearms on college campuses, but rejected a plan allowing concealed guns in other places like bars.
HELENA — Gun rights measures that include a plan to push back against potential federal restrictions on assault rifles were endorsed Thursday in the Montana House, despite criticism they may thwart law enforcement or lead to constitutional showdowns with the federal government.
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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Two more candidates have joined the Billings City Council race to replace Dick Clark in Ward 5.
HELENA — A top Republican legislator on Monday urged the panel redrawing Montana’s legislative districts for 2014 to take a new approach and not work from current districts that are way off the target population.