KALISPELL – Some Republican state legislators and a group called Concerned Citizens of Western Montana have released a review highly critical of the proposed water rights compact for the Flathead Indian Reservation, and offered an alternative compact.
HELENA — The state Senate has endorsed a bill that would criminalize the employment of illegal immigrants.
HELENA — The Montana Senate has rejected a measure that would have allowed legislators to carry concealed firearms in the state Capitol.
Montana’s letters and editorial pages have been flooded with praise for Sen. Jon Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act. Well, here’s some criticism: To begin, the name is all wrong. FJRA is first, foremost, and only a wilderness bill, which would immediately lock away a million acres (660,…
HELENA — Here is the status of bills before the Legislature to “nullify” or defy federal law, in some fashion.
Tension was high in Congress in the months before the Civil War when an observer wryly noted that the only members not carrying a pistol were carrying two pistols. Perhaps high tension explains why Montana State Sen. Verdell Jackson, R- Kalispell, has introduced legislation to allow Montana …
HELENA — As state lawmakers on Monday considered hiring a police officer to beef up Capitol security after a congresswoman was shot in Arizona, a Montana senator has a bill to allow legislators with concealed gun permits to bring their weapons into the statehouse for protection.
HELENA - A panel of lawmakers Wednesday backed away from plans to address carbon sequestration at next winter's legislative session, saying the topic had too many unknowns.