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HELENA - The pay raises proposed for state employees over the next two years don't apply to employees of the Montana University System.
HELENA — The Montana university system isn’t covered by the state pay deal reached Tuesday, and its chief labor negotiator said he doesn’t know for sure yet what kind of agreements will be reached.
The sales pitch for the bonding bill presented to the 2013 Legislature is investing in infrastructure, providing higher education and taking advantage of low interest rates to complete long-delayed capital projects.
Montana’s new governor introduced himself to a new class of University of Montana students Friday in Missoula, where he pledged with the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education to cap tuition and keep college affordable.
On New Year's Day, The Billings Gazette editorial board looks forward to the opportunities and challenges in the year ahead. Continuing a practice started several years ago, we present a community agenda, a short list of issues that we believe deserve attention in 2013. We believe our state …
MISSOULA — The Board of Regents got a progress update on the University System's two-year colleges during its meeting this week.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer joined Steve Bullock in calling for a college tuition freeze during a stop Wednesday at Montana State University Billings. The governor, whose eight-year tenure ends in two months, is recommending a $36 million increase for higher education in his final budget proposal.…
College students who graduated in 2011 with a four-year degree from Montana schools did so with an average student debt of $24,113, just below the national average, a new study has found.
HELENA — If the Schweitzer administration’s plan for a low-cost health clinic for state employees gets off the ground this year, it could be expanded later to serve University System employees and maybe even Medicaid patients, Gov. Brian Schweitzer said last week.
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On Jan. 1, The Gazette editorial board looks forward to key public issues that demand attention in our community, region and state. Our list is not comprehensive, but it includes items that citizens can work on together in the new year.
HELENA — While most state government workers are locked into a two-year freeze on their base pay, some other state and local government and school district employees have received small pay increases.
Montana's colleges of technology have new, expanded mission statements, and with the help of the Lumina Foundation's College!NOW program, Montana's Board of Regents is asking them to find ways to look and feel more like comprehensive community colleges.
In a Sept. 14 guest opinion, leaders of two Montana education associations questioned the accuracy of statements by Department of Natural Resources Conservation officials regarding how state trust revenues support K-12 education.
HELENA -- A bruising state budget battle and an overhaul of Montana's medical marijuana law dominated the headlines at the 2011 Legislature -- but those were far from the only major items on the agenda.
Thirty percent of recent graduates of Montana high schools entering the state’s public colleges or universities last fall had to take at least one developmental education class.
HELENA — The Senate on Monday gave final approval to a bill authorizing the state to sell nearly $100 million in bonds to finance construction of new state buildings and repair others across the state.
HELENA — Holders of state “cabin leases” are asking the Legislature to create a new system they say will set leases more fairly and closer to market prices, with a bill that has sailed through the Senate and is before a House committee on Wednesday.
HELENA — By a wide margin, the Montana House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a $97.8 million bonding bill for new University System buildings and a new Montana Historical Society museum if state revenue collections exceed a certain trigger.