HELENA — In an unusual occurrence, the top two leaders of the Montana Senate in 2013 are moving over to the state House in January, where each will play key roles as committee chairmen.
CASPER, Wyo. — GOP leaders in Goshen County signed their names to a letter that rebuked Republican Gov. Matt Mead for not appealing a judge’s order that allowed same-sex marriage in Wyoming.
Montana counties have lost $20 million in the bipartisan spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.
Incumbent Rep. Margie MacDonald has won a recount challenge to her South Billings legislative district.
The legislative seat abruptly vacated by Rep. Jonathan McNiven has attracted interest from 15 would-be replacements, Republicans said Monday.
A too-close-to-call Billings legislative district will be decided by recount Wednesday.
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there will be opportunity to get things done with the Republican-controlled Senate next year.
Short on time, Republicans and Yellowstone County commissioners will have to hustle to replace Rep. Jonathan McNiven, who recently resigned, before the 2015 Legislature begins.
Lockwood and Worden state legislator Jonathan McNiven has resigned his post just two weeks after the general election.
Montana farm and ranch groups will appeal to a Republican U.S. Senate to turn back federal land and environmental laws challenging their industry, representatives said this week.
HELENA — Montana’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jon Tester, will now be in the minority for the first time in his Senate career — but said this week his new role may actually create more opportunities to get things done.
Trailing his opponent by a dozen votes, Republican legislative candidate Tony O’Donnell said he will ask for a recount of his south Billings district.
HELENA — Steve Daines and Ryan Zinke captured seats in the U.S. Senate and House on Tuesday by each winning 50 of the state’s 56 counties.
HELENA — State Republicans easily held their majorities in the Montana Legislature on Tuesday, maintaining a 29-21 margin in the state Senate for the 2015 session and carving out a 59-41 majority in the House — a loss of two seats from the current House makeup.
Editor's note: Two errors were corrected in this story at 8:08 a.m., Wednesday, Nov.5.
There may be no candidate who knows better than Jon Tester the importance of high voter turnout in a nonpresidential election.
CASPER, Wyo. — Taylor Haynes, who lost the governor’s race in GOP primary, announced Wednesday morning he will run again as a write-in candidate.
Officially, the record shows that 20,000 Yellowstone County residents had already voted by Tuesday. But County Elections Administrator Bret Rutherford knows the number was a few thousand ballots off.
A Republican lawmaker from Billings Heights is demanding equal time on a Miles City radio station where his opponent does the weather.
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.