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Bullock vetoes several Republican tax measures, bill allowing guns on campus

Bullock vetoes several Republican tax measures, bill allowing guns on campus

HELENA — Unlike former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Gov. Steve Bullock didn’t have a ceremony in front of the Capitol to symbolically veto bills with specially made branding irons.

May 06, 2013 8:17 pm Related Loading…
Senate advances watered-down charter school bill; House endorses other school choice bill

Senate advances watered-down charter school bill; House endorses other school choice bill

HELENA — The state Senate Wednesday endorsed a bill allowing public charter schools in Montana, but not before a razor-close vote watered down the proposal by limiting any new charter school’s independence from state education rules.

April 03, 2013 5:07 pm Related Loading…
Montana House moves to increase liquor licenses per owner

Montana House moves to increase liquor licenses per owner

HELENA — The Montana House has moved to increase from one to three the number of liquor licenses that business owners may possess.

March 11, 2013 4:01 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…
Bills advance to provide public funding for private, charter schools

Bills advance to provide public funding for private, charter schools

HELENA — Three “school choice” bills that use state funds or tax credits to help finance private or charter schools passed out of legislative committees Wednesday on mostly party line votes, with Democrats solidly opposed.

February 06, 2013 6:54 pm Related Loading…

House rejects pay increase for state employees

HELENA — The House on Wednesday rejected a proposed pay raise for state employees, a move that Gov. Brian Schweitzer criticized as breaking a deal he struck with workers.

April 20, 2011 10:14 amLoading…

House passes medical marijuana bill dealing with employers, employees

HELENA — The House on Tuesday passed by 83-17 a bill clarifying employers' and employees' rights when it comes to workers' use of medical marijuana. House Bill 43, by Rep. Gary MacLaren, R-Victor, will face a final House vote before moving to the Senate. It specifies that employers' insurers…

February 08, 2011 7:07 pm Related Loading…

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