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Gazette opinion: Let more high school students earn college credit

Build a house; take a test; earn college credit.

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University system still negotiating pay

HELENA - The pay raises proposed for state employees over the next two years don't apply to employees of the Montana University System.

June 06, 2013 3:13 pmLoading…

U-System working on own pay deal with employees

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.

June 05, 2013 7:47 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Support JOBS for building long-term success

Gazette opinion: Support JOBS for building long-term success

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.

February 10, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Governor, higher ed commissioner call for tuition freeze

Governor, higher ed commissioner call for tuition freeze

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.

February 01, 2013 5:28 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Community agenda: Let's move Montana forward in 2013

Gazette opinion: Community agenda: Let's move Montana forward in 2013

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 …

January 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos



Regents get update on progress at 2-year colleges

MISSOULA — The Board of Regents got a progress update on the University System's two-year colleges during its meeting this week.

November 16, 2012 11:30 amLoading…
Bullock backs Schweitzer college tuition freeze

Bullock backs Schweitzer college tuition freeze

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.…

October 24, 2012 8:07 pm Photos


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Report: Montana grads have more debt than national average

Report: Montana grads have more debt than national average

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.

October 24, 2012 7:00 pm Related Loading…

Schweitzer: State employee clinics could eventually handle Medicaid expansion

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.

February 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Survey seeks ideas for new COT names

What should the new name be for Montana State University Billings College of Technology?

February 06, 2012 7:45 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Let's move community forward in 2012

Gazette opinion: Let's move community forward in 2012

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.

January 01, 2012 12:10 am Photos



Some state employees got small raises while some pay remains frozen

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.

December 11, 2011 12:15 am Related Loading…

Cech leads session on 2-year education in Helena

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.

October 04, 2011 8:34 amLoading…

Guest opinion: State land revenues essential to schools

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.

September 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Legislature tackled more than the budget, medical marijuana

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.

May 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
State works to reduce need for remedial classes

State works to reduce need for remedial classes

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.

April 17, 2011 12:15 am Photos


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Senate OKs bonding

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.

April 11, 2011 7:58 pmLoading…

Cabin-lease holders behind bill to create new lease-rate system

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.

March 29, 2011 6:23 pmLoading…

House passes bonding bill to help University System, Historical Society

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.

March 24, 2011 6:19 pmLoading…

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