In our democracy, having an “informed” electorate is essential to the proper functioning of our government and to the free elections which are its hallmark. Informing the voters is the dual responsibility of the news media and the candidates. The news media provide the primary communication …
HELENA — Montana governors have twice previously made appointments to fill vacancies in the U.S. Senate.
Since adoption of Montana’s 1972 constitution our governors have vetoed 293 bills in 21 legislative sessions. More than half the vetoes — 149 — have been cast in just the last two sessions.
HELENA — Hired as an $8-an-hour state budget analyst in 1973, Sen. Dave Lewis is winding down what may be an unparalleled career in Montana government.
HELENA — Senate Democrats tried a risky and rare parliamentary move known as a “call of the Senate” in a futile attempt to stop the Republican majority from voting on some controversial bills facing a deadline Friday.
EKALAKA — Residents of this remote town in southeastern Montana have lost one of their main claims to distinction, but don’t look for any of them to mourn the loss.
HELENA - Elsie Jones, who was the cook at the Governor's Mansion for 44 years, has died. She was 96.