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BUTTE — Humorous, beloved, a champion for working people, a tough legislator who worked across the aisle.
HELENA — A judge has rejected the Montana Senate majority leader's attempt to dismiss charges that his campaign took illegal contributions and coordinated with a conservative group.
HELENA — The trial of a state senator charged with assaulting his young daughter, estranged wife and her boyfriend has been delayed from August to January.
HELENA — An interim legislative panel considered a bill Thursday that would require the governor to choose a commissioner of political practices from a list of nominees.
HELENA — In legislative primary elections Tuesday, the battle between conservative and moderate wings of the Montana Republican Party pretty much ended in a draw — although, in most cases, incumbents survived.
Editor’s note: This story is the second of a two-part series on contested Republican legislative primaries in Montana, pitting one faction of the party against another.
Editor’s note: This story is the first of a two-part series on contested Republican legislative primaries in Montana, pitting one faction of the party against another.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock, some Democratic legislators and others have been discussing whether to call a special legislative session next month, to consider Medicaid expansion and other issues, such as funding Bullock’s $45 million plan for infrastructure in eastern Montana.
HELENA — A coalition of health care and business lobbies, state lawmakers and Gov. Steve Bullock’s office has been quietly discussing options to expand Medicaid in Montana, hoping to craft a compromise on the politically charged topic.
HELENA — State lawmakers considering whether to water down the powers of the person who polices their conduct in election campaigns voted Wednesday to draft legislation that would change how the commissioner of political practices is chosen.
HELENA — The state political practices commissioner released findings Tuesday showing he concluded that Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich violated the law by coordinating with Western Tradition Partnership and other entities to accept illegal corporate donations in his 2010 primary election…
HELENA — In the campaign for Eastern Montana’s Senate District 20 this year, Republican Duane Ankney of Colstrip knows he’ll be facing an opponent — from within his own party.
HELENA — From bison to abortion, from school funding to public-employee pensions, the 2013 Montana Legislature tackled a host of meaty and expensive issues during its 87-day session that ended on Wednesday.