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.
Ever wonder about the various pieces of legislation that work their way through the Montana legislative process every two years? Many of them originate when an individual sees a wrong that needs to be made right, current law that needs to be modified or repealed, or a constituent asks a legi…
HELENA — The Montana House gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill banning illegal immigrants from receiving workers' compensation insurance benefits, the first of several bills expected to deal with either immigration or the beleaguered insurance program for injured workers.
With 45 of 100 legislators in the Montana House new to the chamber and 15 of 50 new to the Senate, we certainly have a fresh crop of leaders making policy for the great people of our state. I favor term limits and newbies being elected, but it does empower lobbyist and bureaucrats. We simply…