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Another Wyoming lawmaker speaks in favor of medical marijuana

Thirty years ago, before he moved to Wyoming and became a Republican state lawmaker, Bruce Burns’ mother asked him to come to Long Island, N.Y., with pot.

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Gazette opinion: Senate should step up and confirm Watters, Morris

Gazette opinion: Senate should step up and confirm Watters, Morris

The Senate Judiciary Committee took an important step last week, endorsing Yellowstone County District Judge Susan Watters and Montana Supreme Court Justice Brian Morris for open federal judgeships in the state.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Watters, Morris get Senate Judiciary Committee vote

Two nominations for federal judgeships in Billings and Great Falls are headed to the full Senate for confirmation after getting the approval on Thursday of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Montana federal judge nominees to appear before Senate committee

Montana federal judge nominees to appear before Senate committee

The two nominees for federal judgeships in Billings and Great Falls are set to appear next week for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

July 17, 2013 1:09 pm Photos

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Senate bill would close loophole for offenders moving to Montana

Senate bill would close loophole for offenders moving to Montana

HELENA — Attorney General Tim Fox and others backed a bill Monday to close a loophole preventing law enforcement officials from obtaining DNA samples from sexual and violent offenders who move here from out of state.

February 04, 2013 3:56 pm Photos

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Panel tables bills to reduce size of Legislature

Panel tables bills to reduce size of Legislature

HELENA — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday tabled two bills aimed at reducing the size of the Montana House to 80 members from 100 and the Senate to 40 members from the current 50.

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Senate chairman looks for med-marijuana regulation, not repeal

Senate chairman looks for med-marijuana regulation, not repeal

HELENA — Saying the Senate lacks the votes to repeal the state’s medical marijuana law, Judiciary Committee Chairman Terry Murphy, R-Cardwell, said Friday that he’ll appoint a subcommittee to work on a bill to better regulate the industry.

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New medical marijuana bill, written by growers, emerges

New medical marijuana bill, written by growers, emerges

HELENA — The medical marijuana debate took an unexpected twist Friday as Sen. Dave Lewis unveiled a surprise: a rewritten version of his bill that was prepared by the marijuana growers' association and incorporates features of his and an interim committee's bill.

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Reporter's Notebook: Shockley's misstep overshadows real news: DUI laws will get more aggressive

HELENA — For state Sen. Jim Shockley, last week became the epitome of bad timing.

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GOP moves anti-health care bill

HELENA — Montana Republicans focused on undermining the federal health care law advanced a bill that orders the attorney general to join other states in suing the federal government.

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Senate panel passes juvenile-justice bill

CHEYENNE — The Senate Judiciary Committee has endorsed legislation establishing standards for determining how children will be held when picked up by police in Wyoming.

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