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Formerly 'all in' House candidate now won't run

Formerly 'all in' House candidate now won't run

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.

October 03, 2013 6:12 pm Photos

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Five Republicans looking at House race—if Daines runs for Senate

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.

July 22, 2013 7:09 pm
Montana House supports 2 proposed election referendums

Montana House supports 2 proposed election referendums

HELENA — After lengthy debates, the House on Tuesday endorsed two proposed referendums dealing with elections.

April 16, 2013 6:19 pm Related Loading…
One Montana tax simplification bill survives

One Montana tax simplification bill survives

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.

April 15, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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Horse Sense: With 1 month to go at Legislature, budget precariously out of balance

Horse Sense: With 1 month to go at Legislature, budget precariously out of balance

HELENA — Remember those glory days in January when the Montana’s state treasury was stuffed with cash?

March 31, 2013 12:15 am 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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Montana senators introduce Medicaid expansion bills

Montana senators introduce Medicaid expansion bills

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.

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House committee OKs bill to extend tax breaks to all new generation facilities

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.

March 18, 2013 7:19 pmLoading…

Major tax bills listed

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:

March 16, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…
Appropriations Committee votes top week's hearings agenda

Appropriations Committee votes top week's hearings agenda

HELENA — Some key executive action is coming in committees this week and figures to top the legislative agenda.

March 09, 2013 11:00 pm Related Loading…
House OKs 2 GOP measures to cut property taxes; Bullock plans languish

House OKs 2 GOP measures to cut property taxes; Bullock plans languish

HELENA — The Montana House on Wednesday approved two Republican-sponsored bills that would cut millions of dollars in property taxes on businesses and homeowners.

February 27, 2013 6:00 pm Related Loading…

Blast motions all fail in Montana Legislature

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.

February 26, 2013 7:32 pmLoading…
Montana House backs increase in contribution limits

Montana House backs increase in contribution limits

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.

February 25, 2013 4:44 pm Photos

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Tax committee hears property tax cut bill and its rival $400 rebate plan

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.

February 22, 2013 12:14 pmLoading…
Panel hears Montana GOP plan for 'top 2' primary elections

Panel hears Montana GOP plan for 'top 2' primary elections

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.

February 19, 2013 11:35 am Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Technology would save state time, money

Go to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority website and you’ll see an online application for the state’s Medicaid program.

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Bills to raise campaign contribution limits draw fire

Bills to raise campaign contribution limits draw fire

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.

January 29, 2013 4:30 pm Related Loading…
Montana bill seeks cash to fight 'dark money'

Montana bill seeks cash to fight 'dark money'

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.

January 27, 2013 12:45 pmLoading…
Rep. Scott Reichner, R-Bigfork

Rep. Scott Reichner, R-Bigfork

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Guest opinion: Legislature boosts jobs, Montana economy

The 62nd session of the Montana Legislature may go down in history for many reasons, but one of the biggest will be its positive impact on Montana’s business climate. Lawmakers passed several laws early this year that will help Montana’s small businesses hire more workers, buy newer/safer eq…

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