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Coal protesters occupy state Capitol

Coal protesters occupy state Capitol

HELENA — Protesters opposed to coal development in Montana occupied the state Capitol Monday, planning a week-long event that aims to convince elected officials to block future development leases.

August 13, 2012 6:19 pm(77)
State budget chief Ewer tapped as new Board of Investments boss

State budget chief Ewer tapped as new Board of Investments boss

HELENA — State Budget Director David Ewer, a 25-year veteran of state government, has been tapped as new executive director of the state Board of Investments, in charge of managing Montana’s $13 billion investment portfolio.

November 17, 2011 5:32 pm(0)

Pipeline delay panned by Montana politicians

HELENA — Montana politicians and representatives of the petroleum industry and labor all criticized the Obama administration for postponing a decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election.

November 11, 2011 7:40 pm Photos


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Schools coalition plans to sue over $8M state funding glitch

HELENA — An education group has decided to go to court in an effort to reinstate $8 million in state funds for Montana public schools that it says were erased in a legal-political glitch this spring.

September 21, 2011 5:23 pm(0)
Montana officials to fight driving restrictions

Montana officials to fight driving restrictions

Montana's governor and congressional delegation say they'll fight federal efforts to make farmers meet commercial truck driver standards in order to drive farm equipment or haul commodities on public roads.

July 29, 2011 6:30 pm Photos



Schweitzer won't appeal court ruling

HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer will not appeal to the Montana Supreme Court a district judge’s ruling that dismissed his lawsuit against the 2009 Legislature over the constitutionality of a spending bill, his office said Monday.

March 07, 2011 8:00 pm(0)

Schweitzer administration considering whether to hire private firm to manage part of Medicaid

HELENA – The Schweitzer administration is considering a test run of having a private, managed-care firm run Medicaid, the state’s $900 million health care program for the poor.

October 13, 2010 4:47 pm Related (0)

Decisions not made on school funding

HELENA — The federal “jobs bill” passed this month by Congress allocates $30.7 million for Montana public schools — but it’s uncertain whether or how schools may get the money this year.

August 25, 2010 5:58 pm(0)

Development program cut

The governor’s office has pulled the plug on a state program that generated millions of dollars in funding for businesses in Billings and other communities since its creation in the early 1990s.

November 18, 2009 9:25 pm(0)

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