HELENA — Whether debated over a steaming cup of coffee in a café or deliberated in the chambers of the Montana Capitol, the transfer of federal lands to state or private ownership has become a divisive political issue from Eureka to Ekalaka.
CASPER, Wyo. — Former U.S. Sen. Al Simspon, having thrived in the opulence of the U.S. Capitol and the ivory towers of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was elected Tuesday to a new position – one that sometimes meets in the basement of Big Horn Federal Savings Bank.
The Park County Republican Party will not release the results of a straw poll conducted at its July 7 debate for Wyoming secretary of state and superintendent of public instruction candidates.
Wyoming Gun Owners, a Cheyenne-based organization that isn’t afraid to call out Republicans by name for not supporting its views on gun rights, asked legislative candidates whether they will force recorded votes on gun issues, even if their party leadership or colleagues protest.
The Park County Republican Party, which is largely led by Tea Party activists, sent candidates a questionnaire that has been called a litmus test.
HELENA — Nearly 57,000 more Montanans cast their ballots in the Republican primary election Tuesday than in the Democratic one.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Some of the Wyoming’s most dedicated Republicans will be in Evanston to discuss principles and bylaws of the state’s predominant political party, including whether to censure Gov. Matt Mead.
HELENA — Most of the money funneling into the Republican primary for Montana's open U.S. House seat is going to one candidate, leaving the others to look for ways to stand out and get their message heard in a crowded field.
CASPER, Wyo. — Frustrated Republicans throughout the state are sending a message of dissatisfaction about Matt Mead’s performance as Wyoming’s governor, a message that could ultimately be symbolic or problematic in his bid for re-election.
WHEATLAND, Wyo. — The Platte County Republican Party has censured GOP Gov. Matt Mead for signing the law stripping power from the office of schools Superintendent Cindy Hill and not reversing the law after the Wyoming Supreme Court struck it down.
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After failing to pass a farm bill in June, House Republicans might cut food stamps from the legislation and try again, a move Montana U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said could be the only way forward.
BOZEMAN – The Montana Republican Party Officers’ Convention has drawn about 315 people to its two-day affair in Bozeman, where delegates will vote Saturday to elect a party chair and vice-chair.
HELENA — Hired as an $8-an-hour state budget analyst in 1973, Sen. Dave Lewis is winding down what may be an unparalleled career in Montana government.
WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association is facing attacks from Gun Owners of America for being too soft on gun control. This is like a double cheeseburger coming under severe criticism for lacking enough cholesterol.
HELENA — As Republicans voted Wednesday to kill bills expanding Medicaid coverage for low-income Montanans, they also advanced what they said is a GOP health coverage plan — but not before stripping out most of its content.
HELENA — Republicans on a pair of legislative committees voted Wednesday evening to kill proposals to expand Medicaid, which would provide health coverage for 70,000 uninsured, low-income Montanans starting next year.
HELENA — House Democrats have said it’s a “top priority” to restore to the state budget $4.6 million in federal funds for family-planning clinics across the state. But on Tuesday, as part of a deal on House Bill 2, they made no attempt to do so.
HELENA — The veneer of bipartisan cooperation on the state’s major budget bill peeled away Monday night as the House Appropriations Committee approved the $9 billion measure on a party-line vote, with Republicans in favor.