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Park County Republicans announce straw poll winners, withhold results

Park County Republicans announce straw poll winners, withhold results

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.

July 13, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming Gun Owners looks to hold legislative candidates accountable

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.

July 06, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…

GOP survey asks if candidates would be OK with censure

The Park County Republican Party, which is largely led by Tea Party activists, sent candidates a questionnaire that has been called a litmus test.

July 05, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

Is high GOP participation in primary bad news for Dems in November?

HELENA — Nearly 57,000 more Montanans cast their ballots in the Republican primary election Tuesday than in the Democratic one.

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Despite rocky political landscape, state Democrats eye gains at the Legislature

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.

June 07, 2014 9:11 pmLoading…
Wyoming delegates will discuss censuring governor at Republican convention

Wyoming delegates will discuss censuring governor at Republican convention

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.

May 01, 2014 7:07 amLoading…

Candidates try to stand out in crowded GOP field

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.

April 17, 2014 1:58 pm
County censures could hurt Mead in primary

County censures could hurt Mead in primary

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.

April 02, 2014 7:45 pmLoading…
Platte County GOP censures Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead

Platte County GOP censures Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead

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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Guest opinion: Legislation needed to protect Montanans' privacy rights

We take privacy for granted. Too often we mistakenly assume that we are the only ones privy to our personal information. We assume it is within our discretion to decide who has access to the most intimate details of our personal lives — unfortunately, as the latest headlines have shown, this…

July 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Daines: Farm bill split may be needed

Daines: Farm bill split may be needed

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.

July 02, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…

Good turnout for Republican state convention in Bozeman

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.

June 07, 2013 9:19 pmLoading…
Lewis is finishing long state government career

Lewis is finishing long state government career

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.

May 01, 2013 7:40 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Will extremist politics end majority rule?

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.

April 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
GOP guts, then passes own alternative bill on expanding coverage for low-income Montanans

GOP guts, then passes own alternative bill on expanding coverage for low-income Montanans

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.

March 27, 2013 9:08 pm Related Loading…
Republicans on House panel vote to kill  Medicaid expansion bills

Republicans on House panel vote to kill Medicaid expansion bills

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.

March 27, 2013 5:56 pm Photos

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Planned Parenthood calls fate of family-planning money 'incredibly disheartening'

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.

March 19, 2013 4:43 pmLoading…
Tempers fray as House panel kicks out major spending bill on party-line vote

Tempers fray as House panel kicks out major spending bill on party-line vote

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.

March 11, 2013 9:19 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Making progress for Montana and for Indian Country

Despite progress in the state of Montana as a whole, unemployment on our reservations remains far too high.

March 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
As political sides circle on Medicaid expansion, many ask: Where’s the bill?

As political sides circle on Medicaid expansion, many ask: Where’s the bill?

HELENA — While Gov. Steve Bullock this week strongly pitched his plan to expand government health coverage for 70,000 low-income Montanans, his administration has yet to draft a bill to implement it — and supporters and opponents alike wonder when that will happen.

January 31, 2013 10:15 pmLoading…

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