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War College strips Sen. John Walsh of graduate status

War College strips Sen. John Walsh of graduate status

HELENA — The U.S. Army War College on Friday revoked Sen. John Walsh’s master’s degree after its investigation concluded that he had plagiarized his final paper in 2007.

October 10, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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Gov. Steve Bullock accepts the ice bucket challenge

Gov. Steve Bullock accepts the ice bucket challenge

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has accepted the ice bucket challenge from Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead. In addition, he is making a $100 donation to the ALS association. He's challenging the editors of Montana's daily newspapers, and the station managers of Montana's news stations.

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Perspective: Democrats' prospects for Senate seat still grim; don’t blame Walsh for that

Perspective: Democrats' prospects for Senate seat still grim; don’t blame Walsh for that

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, the Republican candidate for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat, must be feeling pretty confident about now — and a little bit lucky, too.

August 10, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

HELENA — A number of Democrats expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. John Walsh, who ended his campaign Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:07 pm Photos

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Names of 3 attorneys seeking work-comp judge job forwarded to Bullock

HELENA – The Judicial Nomination Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to submit the names of three attorneys to Gov. Steve Bullock for consideration as the next state workers’ compensation judge.

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95 suicides so far in 2014: Suicide Review Team hits roadblocks with some coroners

95 suicides so far in 2014: Suicide Review Team hits roadblocks with some coroners

HELENA — Montana’s Suicide Review Team, the first of its kind in the nation, is running into some roadblocks as it examines “gruesome” documents hoping to discover how more suicides can be prevented.

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10 Western governors meeting in Colorado Springs

10 Western governors meeting in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ten Western governors are meeting this week in Colorado Springs to discuss issues including the drought and the environment.

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Nondiscrimination ordinance still tops agenda for Billings City Council

The Billings City Council spent a little time Monday discussing the 2014-15 budget and a lot of time hearing from residents who still want to talk to them about the nondiscrimination ordinance.

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Special legislative session for Medicaid expansion, other issues?

Special legislative session for Medicaid expansion, other issues?

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.

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Wittich denies charges, accuses Bullock, others of misconduct

HELENA — State Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich on Friday asked a District Court judge to dismiss a complaint against him filed by the state political practices commissioner and accused Gov. Steve Bullock, two commissioners and a legislator of conspiring to remove him from office.

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Bullock seeking Medicaid-expansion expert

HELENA – The Bullock administration is looking to hire a coordinator for expanding Montana’s Medicaid program – even though expansion hasn’t yet been approved by the Legislature.

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Legislators, health care lobbies, governor's office discussing Medicaid-expansion plans

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.

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Court to VanDyke: McGrath, Wheat already recused selves

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court ruled as moot on Wednesday a motion by Lawrence VanDyke to recuse Chief Justice Mike McGrath and Justice Mike Wheat from hearing his appeal of a District Court decision removing him as a justice candidate on the ballot.

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Bozeman man sues Bullock over logging plan

Bozeman man sues Bullock over logging plan

HELENA — A Bozeman man on Tuesday sued Gov. Steve Bullock and some top administration officials, accusing them of violating the state constitution by nominating 5.1 million acres of U.S. Forest Service land for restoration without giving the public a chance to participate.

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Bullock hosted DGA event last weekend

Bullock hosted DGA event last weekend

HELENA — The Montana Republican Party is accusing Gov. Steve Bullock of hypocrisy on the issue of campaign finances after he hosted an event at Big Sky Resort last weekend to raise money from corporate donors for the Democratic Governors Association.

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7 judicial candidates to be interviewed in Billings

The state’s Judicial Nomination Commission will interview seven candidates for the district judge seat formerly held by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters on Thursday in Billings.

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Bullock names regents chair as new lieutenant governor

Bullock names regents chair as new lieutenant governor

ANACONDA — After Gov. Steve Bullock appointed Anaconda High School teacher Angela McLean to be Montana’s new lieutenant governor on Monday, he told her honors government class why he chose her.

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Brennan seeks Supreme Court judgeship

Brennan seeks Supreme Court judgeship

HELENA — Beth Brennan, of Missoula, is the sixth attorney to apply for the vacant justice’s position on the Montana Supreme Court.

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Bullock expected to name senator Friday; Walsh is expected choice

Bullock expected to name senator Friday; Walsh is expected choice

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has called a press conference for Friday and is expected to announce his appointment of Lt. Gov. John Walsh to fill the remaining year of U.S. Sen. Max Baucus’ Senate term.

February 06, 2014 7:57 pm Photos

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Budget increase comparisons split GOP lawmakers

HELENA — Republican legislators are using different comparisons to fight over how much the 2013 Legislature increased state spending over the next two years.

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Political practices commissioner accused of using questionable tactics to get results

Political practices commissioner accused of using questionable tactics to get results

HELENA — As Montana’s new political practices commissioner, attorney Jonathan Motl is cranking out decisions at a red-hot pace and taking on what he sees as illegal campaign activity by “dark money” groups and their favored candidates.

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Medicaid-expansion initiative delayed again, as AG Tim Fox warns of legal problem

Medicaid-expansion initiative delayed again, as AG Tim Fox warns of legal problem

HELENA — Backers of a proposed 2014 voter-initiative to expand Medicaid coverage to at least 70,000 low-income Montanans have hit another delay, after Attorney General Tim Fox this week noted a legal problem with the measure.

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Year 1 down, Bullock looks ahead

Year 1 down, Bullock looks ahead

HELENA — With his first year in office nearly in the books, Gov. Steve Bullock said he can point to a number of accomplishments and a few disappointments so far, but he’s focused on the future.

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Bullock: Law changes exempts thousands of businesses from equipment tax

HELENA — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and a Republican senator on Friday toured a Helena bakery that next year no longer will have to pay a property tax on its business equipment under a new law.

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Deputy political cop finds $860 in Bullock campaign violations

HELENA — A deputy political practices commissioner found sufficient evidence Friday that Gov. Steve Bullock’s 2012 campaign illegally accepted three donations from political-action committees that exceeded the legal limits.

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