As the Legislature prepares to take up a revised water compact, I’m encouraged by all of the new developments that will give Montanans stable and reliable access to water, and erase the uncertainty that hangs over property owners across the state. And do all of this in a way that’s firmly gr…
HELENA — Two Republican state legislators from Flathead County, Jon Sonju and Scott Reichner, said Thursday they won’t be candidates for the U.S. House next year.
HELENA -- A former secretary of state and four current or ex-legislators are among the Republicans looking to run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat if Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., enters the Senate race instead of seeking re-election.
HELENA — After lengthy debates, the House on Tuesday endorsed two proposed referendums dealing with elections.
HELENA -- Only one income tax simplification bill survived Monday, although its Senate sponsor was not happy with a series of House committee amendments that boost the costs of his bill.
HELENA — Remember those glory days in January when the Montana’s state treasury was stuffed with cash?
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 — Two Democratic state senators Tuesday dropped in a pair of new bills to extend federally funded Medicaid health coverage to an additional 70,000 low-income Montanans, saying the controversial issue should be debated in the Senate.
HELENA — The House Taxation Committee endorsed a bill Monday to extend to all new future electrical generating facilities —including coal and natural gas — the current tax breaks offered only to alternative-energy facilities such as wind.
HELENA — Here are some major tax bills before the 2013 Legislature, their financial impact to the state general fund over the next two years and their status:
HELENA — Some key executive action is coming in committees this week and figures to top the legislative agenda.
HELENA — The Montana House on Wednesday approved two Republican-sponsored bills that would cut millions of dollars in property taxes on businesses and homeowners.
HELENA — House Republicans rebuffed four attempts by Democrats to blast bills from committees onto the floor for debate, including Gov. Steve Bullock’s $400-a-taxpayer rebate and his bill increasing the mandatory percentage of Montana workers on public-works projects.
HELENA — The House, on a mostly party line vote Monday, approved a major Republican bill to overhaul Montana campaign-finance laws by increasing the amount of allowable contributions made directly to candidates.
HELENA — The House Taxation Committee heard rival property tax bills Friday, one by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock for a $400-per-homeowner rebate and the other a Republican plan to reduce taxes for homeowners and businesses alike.
HELENA — Republicans bruising from defeat in last year's U.S. Senate race proposed Tuesday to reduce the number of candidates on the general election ballot.
Go to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority website and you’ll see an online application for the state’s Medicaid program.
HELENA – A pair of bills that would increase, or eliminate, Montana’s limits on campaign contributions drew plenty of fire Tuesday as public-interest groups said it would “open the floodgates” to more money from deep-pocketed interests.
HELENA — A Republican lawmaker is arguing it will take more money — not less — in politics to beat back the tidal wave of so-called dark money.