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6 justices defend rule banning partisan judicial endorsements

HELENA — Six of the seven Montana Supreme Court justices have filed a friends-of-the-court brief asking a federal judge to uphold a 2008 state judicial rule that prohibits judicial candidates from seeking or accepting partisan endorsements.

September 15, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…

Hearing examiner recommends approval of Blue Cross-HCSC deal

HELENA – A hearing examiner has recommended that two top state elected officials approve the proposed merger of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana with Health Care Service Corp. of Chicago.

May 03, 2013 7:42 pmLoading…
Blue Cross, buyer agree to add, preserve Montana jobs, pay taxes, keep costs low

Blue Cross, buyer agree to add, preserve Montana jobs, pay taxes, keep costs low

HELENA — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana and its prospective buyer agreed Friday to create at least 100 new jobs in Montana and keep health insurance costs relatively low, in exchange for a state recommendation to approve their merger.

April 19, 2013 7:10 pmLoading…
Buyer deals with state on Blue Cross merger – what’s at stake?

Buyer deals with state on Blue Cross merger – what’s at stake?

HELENA — State insurance officials said this week that they’re not yet convinced the proposed merger of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana with an Illinois health insurance giant is good for Montana consumers — and are asking the companies for commitments that might lead them to change their mind.

April 17, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Potential Blue Cross buyer pulls plug on Great Falls call center plan

HELENA — The Chicago-based health insurer that hopes to buy Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana said Monday it has scrapped plans to build a 100-employee call center in Great Falls.

April 01, 2013 4:41 pmLoading…
Montana judge lauds Tester in ethics report

Montana judge lauds Tester in ethics report

HELENA -- A former Montana Supreme Court justice is giving U.S. Sen. Jon Tester high marks in a new ethics review.

April 26, 2012 10:49 amLoading…
Baker defeats Swandal for Supreme Court seat; becomes second woman on high court

Baker defeats Swandal for Supreme Court seat; becomes second woman on high court

HELENA – Helena attorney Beth Baker will become the second woman on the Montana Supreme Court, as she de-feated District Judge Nels Swandal of Wilsall in Tuesday’s election for an open seat on the seven-member high court.

November 03, 2010 1:18 amLoading…

Man to spend Christmas in jail for next 5 years

LIVINGSTON — A judge running for the state Supreme Court has given a man accused of assaulting a woman a sentence with an unusual twist.

September 28, 2010 6:14 pmLoading…

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