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In wake of complaints from inmates and their families, legislative panel scrutinizes parole board

In wake of complaints from inmates and their families, legislative panel scrutinizes parole board

This is the first installment of a three-part series examining the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole, whose procedures are being scrutinized by a legislative committee.

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Legislature sets sights on Parole Board’s possible role in prison overcrowding

HELENA — Montana’s parole board, which decides the fate of hundreds of state prison inmates each year, will be getting a hard look from the Legislature on its possible role in overcrowding Montana’s prison cells.

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Gazette opinion: Time grows short for child abuse legislation

Last year, Montana’s Child and Family Service Division completed 8,060 investigations of child abuse and neglect reports involving 11,835 children. Abuse or neglect was substantiated in 2,037 investigations, including:

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Bill to shut down Montana Developmental Center 'blasted' back to life

Bill to shut down Montana Developmental Center 'blasted' back to life

HELENA — A bill to phase out the Montana Developmental Center was revived Wednesday after being “blasted” from a committee where it had been tabled and thought to be dead.

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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.

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Several pro-gun proposals are before 2013 Legislature

Several pro-gun proposals are before 2013 Legislature

HELENA  — As new gun laws are considered in the wake of recent mass shootings, the debate over such proposals in Montana is ramping up.

January 20, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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Bill puts more restrictions on bighorn sheep transplants

Bill puts more restrictions on bighorn sheep transplants

Citing a concern that transplanting bighorn sheep to new areas in Montana adds to competition for livestock producers, Sen. Terry Murphy, R-Caldwell, defended his bill before the Senate Fish and Game Committee on Thursday to put more restrictions on the transfers.

January 11, 2013 11:44 am Photos

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Sen. Terry Murphy

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GOP Senate won't vote on state's political cop's nomination

GOP Senate won't vote on state's political cop's nomination

HELENA — The Republican-controlled Senate is preparing to let Gov. Brian Schweitzer's nomination of Jennifer Hensley, a former Democratic activist and wife of a Democratic senator, as state political practices commissioner, die in committee without a vote.

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Bill approving new open-pit gold mines headed to governor's desk

Bill approving new open-pit gold mines headed to governor's desk

HELENA — The Montana House on Thursday endorsed a bill that would allow cyanide leaching of ore from new open-pit gold or silver mines in the state, and thus amend a 1998 voter-passed initiative that banned such mines.

March 31, 2011 4:55 pm Photos

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Sen. Terry Murphy, R-Cardwell

Sen. Terry Murphy, R-Cardwell

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Hearings planned in Helena

HELENA — The Senate Finance Committee will resume deliberation Monday morning on House Bill 2, the major appropriations bill for state government. It meets in Room 317 at 8 a.m.

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Gazette opinion: Sunshine laws help citizens see government more clearly

Today is the beginning of Sunshine Week, an annual, nationwide effort of U.S. journalists and newspapers to highlight the importance of public information.

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Panel to vote on medical pot repeal Monday

HELENA — After sitting through a lengthy hearing Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee postponed until next week its vote on a House-passed bill to repeal the 2004 law that legalized the use of medical marijuana in Montana.

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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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Gazette opinion: Bill removes barrier to public information

The price of accessing public information can include attorney fees when Montana governmental officials refuse to comply with the state's right-to-know laws.

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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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Senate endorses right-to-know legislation

HELENA — The Senate endorsed a bill Wednesday that would allow a judge to award legal costs to all of those who prevail in right-to-know cases.

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Sen. Jim Shockley, in wake of open-container violation, steps down as Judiciary Committee chair

Sen. Jim Shockley, in wake of open-container violation, steps down as Judiciary Committee chair

HELENA — State Sen. Jim Shockley, ticketed last week for having an open container of alcohol in his car, stepped down Thursday as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

January 20, 2011 1:56 pmLoading…

State GOP seizing House, Senate majorities

HELENA - Republicans appeared to be seizing substantial majorities in both the Montana House and Senate as they racked up leads in nearly all of the key swing districts around the state.

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