HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the state from placing on the November ballot a legislative referendum to change how the state’s primary elections work.
Lockwood voters will get a chance to create a special taxing district for pedestrian safety improvements in a special election to be held next year.
Billings voters are being asked to change a single word in the City Charter.
CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead says he believes Wyoming's standards for citizen-initiated laws and referendums are appropriate.
CHEYENNE — Sponsors of an effort to repeal a new state law say they were so rushed by Wyoming’s referendum deadline that they didn’t have time to count how many signatures they had collected on the petitions they submitted this week.
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 – Montana’s state Senate careened into partisan chaos Friday, as minority Democrats pounded their desks and shouted protests, trying to shut down the chamber to block a pair of Republican proposals to change Montana voting laws.
HELENA — The Senate and House endorsed all but one of the referendums before them Thursday, but not without some controversy.
HELENA — At the 11th hour of this legislative session, some Republican lawmakers are dropping in referendums to put controversial issues directly before voters and bypass possible vetoes by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.
CHEYENNE — Opponents of a new state law that changed the duties of the state superintendent of public instruction can begin collecting signatures in their effort to repeal it.
Joe Balyeat (Feb. 2 guest opinion) is no friend of public programs and services, especially public education and the folks who serve therein. He would privatize our public schools at taxpayer expense. He would lay waste to the democratic public school governing structures outlined in our sta…
HELENA — Republican legislators may borrow a page from their 2011 playbook and put some controversial issues directly on the ballot as referendums to avoid a governor’s veto.
In the first days of the 63rd Montana Legislature, the bill count totaled 1,843 drafts of which 275 had already been introduced in the House or Senate.
PABLO – A petition demanding that tribal members be allowed to vote on whether the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes distribute the rest of a $150 million settlement from the federal government directly to the membership is in the hands of the CSKT Council.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Are Laramie’s seven city council wards too small to attract candidates? Or are they small enough to ensure that wealthier residents don’t monopolize city government?
HELENA — The attorney general’s office is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to disqualify a 2012 referendum that would refund to taxpayers excess state tax revenue, saying the issue shouldn’t be decided until after people vote on the referendum.
HELENA — With signatures due at county courthouses Friday, it appears highly likely a proposed referendum on the more restrictive new state medical marijuana law will qualify for the November 2012 election, while one targeting a new eminent-domain law will fall far short.
One hundred years ago, Amalgamated Copper, a national corporate giant, held sway over Montana and all its citizens. Amalgamated employed about two-thirds of the workers in the state as miners, smeltermen, loggers and even newspapermen. The governor and members of the Legislature took their m…
HELENA — A group of landowners and others have organized to gather signatures to block a controversial new eminent domain bill from taking effect and putting it on the 2012 ballot as a referendum.
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.
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