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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.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ten Western governors are meeting this week in Colorado Springs to discuss issues including the drought and the environment.
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.
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 — 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.
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.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HELENA — Beth Brennan, of Missoula, is the sixth attorney to apply for the vacant justice’s position on the Montana Supreme Court.
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.
HELENA — Republican legislators are using different comparisons to fight over how much the 2013 Legislature increased state spending over the next two years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HELENA — Montana Democrats, united and hoping to build on their 2012 victories, will meet in Lewistown this week to elect new officers and gear up for the 2014 elections.
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.