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Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties have lost $20 million in the bipartisan spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.

December 10, 2014 7:15 pm Related Loading…
Tester named to lead Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Tester named to lead Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

HELENA — Montana Sen. Jon Tester was named Thursday as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where he’ll be in charge of recruiting Senate candidates for the 2016 elections.

November 13, 2014 12:09 pmLoading…
Tester one of at least two U.S. senators up for DSCC chairman

Tester one of at least two U.S. senators up for DSCC chairman

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is among at least two Senate Democrats being considered to chair the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which will recruit and support U.S. Senate candidates for the 2016 election.

November 11, 2014 4:27 pmLoading…
Curtis rallies women voters in Billings

Curtis rallies women voters in Billings

U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis rallied women voters in Billings on Wednesday, saying she was the only contender for the post to advocate for women’s issues.

October 08, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Daines cites efforts to create jobs for Montana; most have not become law

Daines cites efforts to create jobs for Montana; most have not become law

HELENA — As Republican Steve Daines campaigns for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat, he’s hammered home his message of “more jobs, less government,” saying he knows what the private sector needs to create jobs in Montana.

September 29, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Founders would be proud of wilderness legacy

I was pleased to see the Gazette celebrate the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act on its 50th Anniversary earlier this month. I well remember the momentous days leading up to the vote in the House on July 30, 1964, in the conciliatory period just seven months after President Kennedy’s assass…

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Gazette opinion: Changing the culture of money in politics

Congress has returned to Washington after five weeks of vacation to squander their few fall “work” days with political posturing and a “must-pass” bill that will fund the U.S. government only through mid-December.

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Former state Senate candidate charged with soliciting underage girl

Former state Senate candidate charged with soliciting underage girl

A 23-year-old former Republican candidate for the 24th Senate District in Billings made an initial court appearance Monday on a charge that he solicited sex from a 15-year-old girl.

August 25, 2014 2:55 pmLoading…

Sen. John Walsh: Serving you the most important job I have

Public service has always run deep in my blood.  Nothing is more important to me than giving my all to the people of our great state--for 33 years as a soldier, then as your lieutenant governor, and now as Montana's U.S. Senator.

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Gazette opinion: Politics leave Highway Trust Fund running on empty

The highways America needs can’t be built in five months. Major projects may take years of planning and multiple years for construction.

July 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Walsh: Voters should look at entire record

Walsh: Voters should look at entire record

Attempting to move beyond the plagiarism scandal that’s engulfed his campaign, U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., said Tuesday he’s hopeful voters will consider his entire career.

July 29, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: GOP aims to sell our public lands to highest bidder

Elected officials take an oath to uphold and defend the constitution of the state of Montana. Unfortunately, that oath is being cast aside when it comes to upholding the Montana Constitution and our public lands.

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House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

House highway funding fix could keep Montana road construction rolling

Montana won't likely have to hit the brakes on its summer road construction after a last-minute federal budget patch passed Tuesday in the U.S. House.

July 15, 2014 5:33 pmLoading…
Campaign watch: Candidates

Campaign watch: Candidates

HELENA — The Fourth of July in an election year sees candidates pressing the flesh at parades and other holiday events.

July 03, 2014 2:36 pmLoading…
Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

Super PAC spending $1.7M in Montana Senate race

WASHINGTON — High-dollar donors' favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking $20 million in television air time for an advertising blitz aimed at tipping six Senate seats into Republican hands.

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U.S. Sen. John Walsh

U.S. Sen. John Walsh

U.S. Sen. John Walsh

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George F. Will: Tax reformer's uphill push toward economic growth

WASHINGTON — The Sisyphean task of tax reform should be tried only by someone who will not flinch from igniting some highly flammable people — those who believe that whatever wrinkle in the tax code that benefits them is an eternal entitlement. Tax reform’s Senate champion is Ron Wyden, the …

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Oklahoma senator explains 'hold' on North Fork bill – and offers alternatives

Oklahoma senator explains 'hold' on North Fork bill – and offers alternatives

HELENA — An Oklahoma senator who last week blocked passage of a bill protecting the North Fork of the Flathead River from energy development says he’d consider an amended bill, such as halting development for 20 years rather than forever.

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Guest opinion: First legislation aims to stop warrantless NSA searches

Montanans know hard work. After spending the last few weeks in Washington, I can tell you it’s something a lot of folks back there talk about but never actually get around to doing.

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