When the 2005 Legislature passed the law that created Election Day voter registration in Montana, I was proud of our state, our legislature and our bipartisan coalition as we placed a commitment to democratic ideals ahead of partisanship.
MONTANA CITY — In a visit to the Ash Grove Cement plant here last week, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., barely mentioned his bid for the U.S. Senate — and never uttered the name of his opponent, Democrat Amanda Curtis.
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 …
Amanda Curtis was selected by state Democrats at a special convention Saturday to replace John Walsh as the party's Senate nominee. Curtis is a graduate of Billings Skyview High School.
Glenn Oppel’s attack on the new EPA carbon standards for existing power plants in the June 10 Gazette does a serious disservice both to the facts and to intelligent public discussion of this important initiative to combat climate change.
BUTTE — Conventional wisdom says 2014 looks like a rough political year for Democrats in Montana, but party stalwarts see a bright spot beckoning: Their chances for making gains this election at the state Legislature, particularly the state Senate.
HELENA — State Sen. Jason Priest, R-Red Lodge, pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he pushed his wife and then fought a police officer who tried to arrest him.
Key contested GOP Senate primaries
HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Bohlinger rapped Montana’s two sitting U.S. senators and “D.C. insiders” on Monday for their early support of fellow Democrat Lt. Gov. John Walsh, saying they should let Montana voters do the choosing.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock said Tuesday that he isn't going to change his approach to appointments as he replaces nominees that didn't pass muster with the Montana Senate.
HELENA — The state Senate moved forward with a plan Monday that would penalize companies that hire workers who live and work in the U.S. illegally.
HELENA — Cities, counties and schools in Eastern Montana affected by the oil boom along the North Dakota-Montana border are one step closer to getting millions of dollars of state money to help pay for water, sewer and other projects.
HELENA — The Montana Senate is backing an amended measure that allows for the sale of raw milk, but only under the Department of Livestock's regulation.
HELENA — The Montana Senate has rejected a measure that would have made it illegal for doctors and caregivers to help terminally ill people kill themselves.
FWP Commissioner Bob Ream unexpectedly resigned Thursday afternoon, tearing up momentarily as he read a statement explaining how he felt he couldn’t get a fair hearing at next week’s confirmation hearing, but enjoyed his past four years on the commission.
HELENA — The Montana Senate is deciding to allowing debate on two measures that had been stuck in committee
HELENA – Department of Environmental Quality director Tracy Stone-Manning says she did not play a role in a past tree-spiking incident.
HELENA -- A Republican-controlled committee concluded Monday that GOP leaders acted legally during a raucous Senate floor session Friday by allowing votes on bills, while Democrats shouted in protest trying to stop the action.
HELENA — Senate Democrats accused Republicans Saturday of trampling their legal rights during a tumultuous standoff at the Legislature the previous day, but GOP leaders insisted they had operated fully within the law and rules.
HELENA – The Montana House Saturday narrowly endorsed the session’s major school choice bill, which would create state income tax credits for donations to groups that fund scholarships for kids attending private schools.