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Guest opinion: Legislature must end 'culture of marginalization'

Gov. Steve Bullock recently vetoed 71 bills, including 24 that passed both the Montana House and Senate with a super majority of votes. Much has been written in newspapers across the state about the various policies at stake, the values they represent, and whether legislators should support …

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Gazette opinion: Talk it out before Legislature adjourns

When a Montana governor issues a veto, it has greater than a 99 percent chance of being sustained, according to the record of the past 40 years.

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Legislators uphold final 19 Bullock vetoes

Legislators uphold final 19 Bullock vetoes

HELENA — Lawmakers have upheld all 19 remaining bill vetoes by Gov. Steve Bullock in their final override vote.

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Guest opinion: Bullock made tough, right decision to veto HB12

In four terms in the Montana Legislature few decisions have been as difficult as whether to uphold the governor’s veto on House Bill 12. It increases funding to businesses providing services to Medicaid patients and it passed with bipartisan support. Funding for increases to these providers …

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Guest opinion: Vetoes necessary to balance state budget

As governor, my top priority is job creation. To create jobs, we need a strong economy. Running a tight fiscal ship and balancing the state budget are critical for our economic strength.

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Horse Sense: Bullock's vetoes were all about the money

Horse Sense: Bullock's vetoes were all about the money

HELENA — It’s not personal. It’s fiscal. That’s what Gov. Steve Bullock told legislators and others before — and after — his barrage of vetoes that ended Monday.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bullock defends veto of oil-gas impact fund; E. Montana officials unhappy

Bullock defends veto of oil-gas impact fund; E. Montana officials unhappy

HELENA — Local officials in Eastern Montana’s oil boom cities and counties aren’t happy with Gov. Steve Bullock’s veto this week of a bill creating a $35 million fund for infrastructure projects in these areas. “It surprised all of us out here,” Sidney Mayor Bret Smelser said Thursday. “All…

May 09, 2013 5:20 pm Photos

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Bullock vetoes draw GOP criticism

Bullock vetoes draw GOP criticism

HELENA — Republican legislators on Tuesday criticized the number of vetoes by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and some specific ones.

May 07, 2013 1:15 pm Photos

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Bullock signs main budget — with some exceptions

Bullock signs main budget — with some exceptions

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock signed the Legislature's main budget bill Friday — but not after first using his line-item-veto authority to strike a small portion of the spending.

May 03, 2013 6:58 pm Photos

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Bullock vetoes 12 bills, including religious exemption on campaign finance

Bullock vetoes 12 bills, including religious exemption on campaign finance

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a measure Friday that he says would have allowed a way for anonymous political organizations to contribute to campaigns through religious groups.

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Bullock vetoes 9 bills, line-item vetoes a 10th

Bullock vetoes 9 bills, line-item vetoes a 10th

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed nine more bills and issued a line-item veto for a tenth from the recently ended legislative session.

April 27, 2013 5:30 am Photos

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Bullock vetoes sex-education bill

Bullock vetoes sex-education bill

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed a bill that would have required parental permission before students could attend sex-education classes in public schools.

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Brian Schweitzer

Brian Schweitzer

Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

April 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Brian Schweitzer

Brian Schweitzer

Schweitzer

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Montana House approves GOP election referendums

Montana House approves GOP election referendums

HELENA — The Montana House on Wednesday approved a pair of election referendums that sparked uproar in the Senate two weeks ago when Democrats failed in an attempt to block the bills.

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Governor vetoes bill barring gun ban enforcement

Governor vetoes bill barring gun ban enforcement

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock took action Thursday on several gun measures, including vetoes of a bill that would have prohibited local and state police from enforcing any federal gun bans and another that would have allowed silencers when hunting wolves.

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Gov. Mead vetoes unemployment compensation bill

Gov. Mead vetoes unemployment compensation bill

CHEYENNE -- The final amendments to a bill dealing with unemployment compensation were confusing enough to earn Gov. Matt Mead's veto Thursday night.

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Wyoming Legislature won't override Mead's vetoes

Wyoming Legislature won't override Mead's vetoes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming legislative leaders said Friday they won't try to override Gov. Matt Mead's vetoes of some sections of the state budget bill.

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Governor Schweitzer vetoes 17 bills

Governor Schweitzer vetoes 17 bills

Gov. Brian Schweitzer vetoed 17 bills in the governor's reception room after having a ceremonial veto branding on the capitol steps moments earlier in April 2011.

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Governor Schweitzer in his office

Governor Schweitzer in his office

Gov. Brian Schweitzer, whose final term ends in six weeks, talks last week in his Capitol office about his record as governor. Schweitzer oversaw record-high budget surpluses, expanded education funding and a boom in renewable-energy development, but also incurred the resentment of political…

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