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Recounts possible in some Montana races

Candidates vying for an open state Senate seat in Missoula face a possible recount after unofficial results had them separated by just seven votes.

November 08, 2014 9:38 amLoading…
Bullock again is seeking common ground with lawmakers from both parties

Bullock again is seeking common ground with lawmakers from both parties

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock spent much of Wednesday on the phone congratulating both Democrats and Republicans who won legislative races and saying he hopes they again can find common ground on some key issues.

November 06, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Post-session polling shows what didn't work

Gazette opinion: Post-session polling shows what didn't work

The Montana Legislature adjourned nearly four weeks ago, but the 150 members are being asked to pass judgment one more time on 17 bills.

May 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

100 bills remain as Montana Legislature winds down

HELENA - Republican legislative leaders have yet to send more than 100 bills to Gov. Brian Schweitzer as the session enters its final days, likely reducing the Democratic governor's ability to request changes to the measures already passed by lawmakers.

April 25, 2011 5:43 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Let's take another look at annual sessions

Once again, Montanan lawmakers are debating the merits of switching from regular sessions held once every two years to annual sessions.

March 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Senate majority backs annual sessions

HELENA — If the Senate majority has its way, voters will decide in 2012 whether Montana should switch to annual legislative sessions instead of the current every-other-year gatherings.

March 07, 2011 6:03 pmLoading…
Yellowstone county lobbyist on the job

Yellowstone county lobbyist on the job

Ed Bartlett talks about his work as a lobbyist in the Montana legislature for the past three decades.

February 08, 2011 12:15 amLoading…
Budget debate overshadows ceremony on Legislature’s first day

Budget debate overshadows ceremony on Legislature’s first day

HELENA — Soon after the 2011 Montana Legislature convened Monday, top Republican and Democratic leaders immediately began staking out their respective battle lines over state budget issues.

January 03, 2011 8:22 pmLoading…

Both parties aim to seize control of Legislature

HELENA - The Montana GOP is confident a rising tide of conservative politics nationwide will trickle down into the state's local races and give Republicans full control of the Legislature for the first time in six years.

October 31, 2010 12:10 pmLoading…

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