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Roger Webb

ALEC is a thoughtful, democratic organization

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.

September 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Common misconceptions about the ‘Core’

Gazette opinion: Common misconceptions about the ‘Core’

Teachers' unions have protested it. Republicans have condemned it. U.S. businesses helped initiate it and President Obama endorsed it.

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Montana students to be tested on Common Core

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.

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Gazette opinion: Less room for families in addiction recovery

Gazette opinion: Less room for families in addiction recovery

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.

June 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sen. Roger Webb, R-Billings

Sen. Roger Webb, R-Billings

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June 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: What’s on Legislature’s agenda for 2015?

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.

March 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
New battle lines drawn for legislative races

New battle lines drawn for legislative races

Campaign filing season begins Thursday with new battle lines drawn for state legislative districts.

January 08, 2014 2:00 am Photos

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Republicans on House budget panel cut federal family-planning funds

Republicans on House budget panel cut federal family-planning funds

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.

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Gazette opinion: Panel delivers map with 100 equal districts

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.

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Gazette opinion: Executive branch must share information

When Yellowstone County legislators gathered Monday to get information from constituents, they heard a plea for more information from state government.

November 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
GOP pads majority in Senate by one; House majority shrinks to 61-39

GOP pads majority in Senate by one; House majority shrinks to 61-39

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.

November 08, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Republicans expect to flip two Billings Senate seats

Republicans expect to flip two Billings Senate seats

Republicans appear to have flipped two state Senate seats in Billings, but thousands of Yellowstone County ballots remained uncounted late Wednesday.

November 07, 2012 4:16 pm Photos

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Few surprises in early state Senate returns

Few surprises in early state Senate returns

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. 

November 06, 2012 10:30 pm Photos

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Heights candidate charged with animal cruelty 15 years ago

Heights candidate charged with animal cruelty 15 years ago

A 1998 animal cruelty charge has returned to bite a Billings Heights legislative candidate who shot his neighbor’s dog.

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Battles abound in Montana legislative races

There’s no shortage of intriguing match-ups in this year’s races for the 2013 Legislature.

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Term limits shake up legislative races

Election season is barely a week old and already changes are certain in several local legislative districts.

January 18, 2012 12:17 pmLoading…

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