People who work full time shouldn’t be living in poverty. Higher wages ensure that working Montana families aren’t falling behind and are able to make ends meet.”
HELENA — In western Montana’s sprawling House District 92, Democratic candidate Dave Strohmaier says he’s knocked on doors from East Missoula to Condon, halfway up the Seeley-Swan Valley.
HELENA — Two dozen key legislative races on Nov. 4 will help determine party control of the 2015 Montana Legislature, where Republicans currently hold a 29-21 edge in the Senate and a 61-39 majority in the House.
Montana voters are electing all 100 members of the state House of Representatives and half of the 50-member state Senate. Most of those races will receive relatively little media attention in an election season where open U.S. Senate and U.S. House seats are on the ballot.
First question for the new column: “How can someone have so many DUI’s and not be in prison?”
While officials with the Montana Department of Revenue threw a lot of numbers around during a presentation on the state’s upcoming reappraisal cycle Tuesday morning, one preliminary figure will be of interest to local homeowners: Next year property tax bills could go down by about 1.5 percent.
Congress has returned to Washington after five weeks of vacation to squander their few fall “work” days with political posturing and a “must-pass” bill that will fund the U.S. government only through mid-December.
Teachers' unions have protested it. Republicans have condemned it. U.S. businesses helped initiate it and President Obama endorsed it.
The public lands of the United States belong to every citizen, a fact that has never deterred efforts to convert the public domain to private profit.
As members of the Montana Senate who come from opposing parties, we have often found ourselves disagreeing about political values, legislative proposals and our constituents’ interests. But we do agree there are times when we all should leave our politics, animosity and distrust at the door …
BUTTE — Humorous, beloved, a champion for working people, a tough legislator who worked across the aisle.
HELENA — A former state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to selling securities in Montana without a license has been given a six-year deferred sentence and ordered to repay his victims the nearly $336,000 they lost.
Legislators, the state's Revenue Department is poised to give you a gift.
HELENA — A legislative council on Thursday cut emergency funding from a draft bill proposing increases to several hunting and fishing license fees and standardizing discounted licenses before sending the bill out for public comment.
Sexual assault is a heinous crime. An authoritative study has concluded that one in three American women will be sexually abused in their lifetime. The physical and emotional damage can be deep and long-lasting. That’s why I took the U.S. Department of Justice’s questions about the handling …
HELENA — A judge has rejected the Montana Senate majority leader's attempt to dismiss charges that his campaign took illegal contributions and coordinated with a conservative group.
Parents of developmentally disabled Montanans probably left a recent legislative forum with more questions than answers.
HELENA — The trial of a state senator charged with assaulting his young daughter, estranged wife and her boyfriend has been delayed from August to January.
Now that the primaries are over, it’s time to take the temperature of the political climate in Montana. And wherever politicians in this state might stand on the issues of water and weather, they would all agree that, when it comes to politics, our state will get a whole lot warmer in the ne…
With a vote scheduled on whether to move forward with drafting a nondiscrimination ordinance, Monday’s Billings City Council meeting could be one of the most crowded of the year.