HELENA — The controversy over a dress code for the Montana House of Representatives is over.
HELENA — New House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, said Monday he is in discussions with Democratic leaders on how to modify a controversial new House dress code that has drawn widespread criticism and national media attention.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana violated state law in its campaign against a Billings Republican in the 2014 elections, the state Commissioner of Political Practices has ruled.
BUTTE — State Sen. Jim Keane wants the BNSF Railroad to seriously consider rebuilding and reusing the line over Homestake Pass, saying it would increase its capacity and delivery times for freight passing through Montana.
HELENA — Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke raised and spent more than twice as much money as his Democratic opponent, John Lewis, in the race for Montana’s open House seat this year.
HELENA — Two proposed rules adopted by a House committee last week would dramatically affect the rights of the minority party, Minority Leader Chuck Hunter, D-Helena, said.
HELENA — Some Democratic legislators are critical and social media posters are having a field day ridiculing a strict new dress code for the floor of the 2015 Montana Legislature.
The Billings City Council will have its final crack at further shaping or amending the city’s 2015 state legislative priorities during its Monday meeting.
HELENA — Incoming Republican and Democratic legislative leaders agreed Thursday that the state needs to make a major investment in infrastructure in 2015 but disagreed over how best to pay for it.
City, business and social service leaders continued to collect and report on ideas for dealing with and helping the Billings inebriate and transient population during a second follow-up Wednesday to October’s two-day Community Innovations summit.
HELENA — The fate of a proposal for the state to provide health coverage for 70,000 low-income people rests with legislators after Gov. Steve Bullock vowed to ask the Montana Legislature to accept federal money to expand Medicaid.
HELENA — Four legislators are having separate bills drafted for the 2015 session to raise the daytime speed limit on Montana interstate highways from 75 mph to 80 mph, and in one case, 85 mph.
HELENA — House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, has announced the following chairs and members of Montana House committees for the 2015 Legislature:
HELENA — The incoming House speaker said legislative Republicans have followed the advice from the legislative legal staff on open-meeting requirements concerning party caucuses.
MISSOULA — During its meeting last week in Missoula, the state Board of Regents praised the biennial budget presented by Gov. Steve Bullock, but cautioned that while it freezes tuition for another two years, it doesn’t freeze the rising costs of higher education.
HELENA — A Helena judge on Friday set a show-cause hearing for Dec. 9 on whether the Montana House Republican caucus should be found in contempt for holding an unannounced Nov. 13 meeting in apparent violation of state law.
HELENA — After deadlocking along partisan lines on setting a general-fund revenue estimate, the majority of a bipartisan legislative committee agreed Thursday to split the difference on two key tax sources.
HELENA — An interim legislative committee on Thursday will come up with the first estimate of projected state tax revenues for the next two fiscal years.
HELENA — The Flathead County Republican Central Committee has unanimously censured veteran Sen. Bruce Tutvedt, R-Kalispell, for misconduct and undermining the credibility of local Republicans.
Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday sought to enlist the business community to help him promote to skeptical lawmakers a $300 million plan to upgrade state buildings, sewers, roads and other infrastructure across Montana.