A recent letter suggested that new voting laws in Montana come from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group of which I am a member. This assertion is incorrect, and I'd like to explain the actual focus of the organization.
Teachers' unions have protested it. Republicans have condemned it. U.S. businesses helped initiate it and President Obama endorsed it.
HELENA — Montana will implement and test students on the Common Core standards this school year, despite opposition and an anticipated battle against the new rules in next year's legislative session.
Billings needs more housing for mothers recovering from drug addictions and for their children. But next week, there will be less when the Center for Children and Families closes Housing Family Matters.
The start of the 2015 Montana Legislature is more than nine months and two elections away, but the list of potential legislation is already 76 bills long.
Campaign filing season begins Thursday with new battle lines drawn for state legislative districts.
HELENA — It took three tries Friday, but Republicans on a House budget panel finally voted to cut from the state health budget $4.6 million in federal family-planning funds, part of which go to Planned Parenthood of Montana.
In the end, the remarkable unanimity of the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission didn’t hold. But the plan that all five members previously approved as a draft was little changed in the final map.
When Yellowstone County legislators gathered Monday to get information from constituents, they heard a plea for more information from state government.
HELENA — Republicans kept their lock on the Montana Legislature in Tuesday’s election results, likely padding their edge in the state Senate by one seat and maintaining a solid majority in the House despite losing seven House seats.
Republicans appear to have flipped two state Senate seats in Billings, but thousands of Yellowstone County ballots remained uncounted late Wednesday.
As returns continue to come in Wednesday morning, Republicans are leading in state Senate battles tabbed as competitive by both political parties prior to Election Day.
A 1998 animal cruelty charge has returned to bite a Billings Heights legislative candidate who shot his neighbor’s dog.
There’s no shortage of intriguing match-ups in this year’s races for the 2013 Legislature.
Election season is barely a week old and already changes are certain in several local legislative districts.