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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.

April 07, 2014 5:08 pm Related Loading…
GOP senators block North Fork protection bill from advancing, but it's not dead yet

GOP senators block North Fork protection bill from advancing, but it's not dead yet

HELENA — Montana’s newest U.S. senator, Democrat John Walsh, tried Thursday to pass the bill protecting the North Fork of the Flathead River from mineral development, but a trio of Republican senators blocked the move.

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Gazette opinion: Let’s get more creative with park funding

Gazette opinion: Let’s get more creative with park funding

On a summer day, Yellowstone National Park attracts more than 30,000 visitors. They will drive the park’s 310 miles of paved roads, hike some of its 1,000 miles of trails, visit some of its 900 historic buildings, occupy 2,000 park hotel rooms and cabins and a dozen park campgrounds. Many do…

July 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Oklahoma needs help, not ideology

WASHINGTON — While listening to an NPR report out of Moore, Okla., this week, I was genuinely shocked. Not by the scale of the devastation or the tenacity of people who have grown stoically accustomed to the damage tornadoes can do, but by a political sentiment that, in almost any other era,…

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George F. Will: Signs of grown-ups in charge on Capital Hill

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision.

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Senate farm bill work under way

Senate farm bill work under way

With one in five Montana jobs tied to agriculture, the U.S. Senate’s work on the 2012 farm bill this month couldn’t be more crucial to the state’s economy, Sen. Max Baucus told lawmakers Thursday.

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Gazette opinion: Congress must avert U.S. credit crisis

Republican Alan Simpson and Democrat Erskine Bowles have asked Americans to pray for six U.S. senators: Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; Kent Conrad, D-N.D.; Mike Crapo, R-Idaho; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Mark Warner, D-W.Va.; and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

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Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says he’d consider an amended bill protecting the North Fork of the Flathead River, such as halting development for 20 years rather than forever.

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Morton Kondracke: To save the country, we need 'grand bargains'

One last time: The United States will not solve its monumental problems — which threaten our future as a great nation — without a series of grand bargains between Republicans and Democrats.

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Enzi supports keeping feds out of small business

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has signed on to a bill that seeks to curb federal regulations imposed on small businesses.

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George F. Will: Defense spending can't be defended till it's understood

WASHINGTON — Tall, affable Buck McKeon sits, gavel in hand, at the turbulent intersection of two conflicting Republican tendencies. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee embodies the party's support for a “strong” defense, which is sometimes measured simply by the size of the Pe…

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Small farms would be exempt from food safety regs

WASHINGTON  — Some small farms would be exempt from government efforts to prevent foodborne illness under a Senate agreement on food safety legislation announced Thursday.

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Senators slam MSU for using stimulus money for China trip

BOZEMAN - A report by two U.S. senators is criticizing 100 federally funded stimulus projects - including one at Montana State University and another in Helena - saying the projects have neither created nor saved jobs.

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