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House endorses bill giving governor more power over clemency for convicts

House endorses bill giving governor more power over clemency for convicts

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.

January 28, 2015 2:22 pm Photos

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Youthful House speaker has task of keeping fractious GOP caucus together, fencing with governor

Youthful House speaker has task of keeping fractious GOP caucus together, fencing with governor

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.

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Guest opinion: House rule changes would boost speaker's power

BOZEMAN — The new speaker of the Montana House recently proposed, then rescinded, a dress code he was trying to impose on the Legislature.

December 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Obscure rules change could roil Montana House at 2015 Legislature

Obscure rules change could roil Montana House at 2015 Legislature

HELENA — The course of the 2015 Montana Legislature may hinge on the battle over an obscure rule change in the Montana House.

December 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Speaker names legislators Montana House committees

Speaker names legislators Montana House committees

HELENA — House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, has announced the following chairs and members of Montana House committees for the 2015 Legislature:

November 25, 2014 1:54 pmLoading…
Barrett is first woman elected Senate president; GOP mostly chooses rural lawmakers

Barrett is first woman elected Senate president; GOP mostly chooses rural lawmakers

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.

November 12, 2014 6:25 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Bullock's new, old borrowing plan for Eastern Montana

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.

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Warrior in Transition group surpasses fundraising goal to help build Montana House

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.

March 06, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…
Montana House approves GOP election referendums

Montana House approves GOP election referendums

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.

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Montana House kills bill to increase bison hunting

Montana House kills bill to increase bison hunting

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.

April 17, 2013 4:25 pm Photos

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Calls of Senate, House risky maneuvers

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.

April 05, 2013 8:46 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Benefits of MT Medicaid expansion exceed costs

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…

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Pay and pension bills clear House

Pay and pension bills clear House

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.

March 27, 2013 5:52 pm Photos

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House backs proposed pension fixes from both sides

House backs proposed pension fixes from both sides

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.

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House: Guns OK on campus, not in bars or banks

House: Guns OK on campus, not in bars or banks

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.

February 22, 2013 6:15 pm Related Loading…
Montana House advances gun-rights measures

Montana House advances gun-rights measures

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.

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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.

February 06, 2013 4:20 pm Related Loading…
David Halvorson (R)

David Halvorson (R)

Age: 63 years.

May 06, 2012 1:30 amLoading…

Two new candidates join Ward 5 City Council race

Two more candidates have joined the Billings City Council race to replace Dick Clark in Ward 5.

June 28, 2011 5:16 pmLoading…
GOP leader urges new approach in designing Montana's legislative district boundaries

GOP leader urges new approach in designing Montana's legislative district boundaries

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.

May 16, 2011 7:00 pmLoading…

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