Government And Politics
The Billings City Council will hold an informal meeting from 8 a.m. through noon on Saturday to discuss the ramifications of the failed public safety levy, which voters defeated in the November election.
HELENA — Montana Sen. Steve Daines says he is signing on in support of a congressional term limits bill.
Billings City Council members were generally pleased during Monday’s work session with a proposal to provide water or wastewater service to three locations outside city limits.
City staffers plan to ask members of the Billings City Council Monday if they’ll consider extending wastewater service to three properties outside the city limits without first annexing the properties.
As busy as the city’s Planning and Community Services Department was in 2014, it’s a wonder department officials had time to write their annual report.
The public meeting to garner input for BillingsBeyond, the city's growth policy, has been rescheduled to 4:30-6 p.m. Jan. 29, 2015, at the Billings Public Library.
The city of Billings is defending itself in 19 lawsuits filed in District Court, and is the plaintiff in two other cases — one of which involves the Billings Gazette.
Tasked with figuring out how, where and when Billings will grow during the coming years, Candi Millar is seeking help — from up to 109,058 of her fellow Billings residents.
A longtime South Billings dispute between neighbors and a firm that manufactures tanks for the oil patch may not be over, but the two sides made progress Thursday night.
The state Board of Livestock voted Thursday to terminate five jobs and furlough other workers to cope with a substantial shortfall in the Livestock Department.
Strong to the finish, Billings’ new Popeyes Louisiana Chicken restaurant gained approval Monday for about $71,000 in tax increment financing assistance.
The Billings City Council has been invited to two special meetings in the coming weeks.
The Billings City Council will decide Monday whether the Magic City is ready to support Cajun chicken.
A $40,000 grant from Phillips 66 will help protect Billings residents from potentially slower fire and other emergency response times by allowing for videoconference training for firefighters.
No matter which fill-in legislator is chosen to represent Lockwood and surrounding areas in the Montana House of Representatives in January, he will oppose the governor’s big-ticket initiatives while supporting bills of local import.
The Billings City Council approved its 2015 Montana legislative priorities by an 8-3 vote Monday, but not without substantial debate.
The Billings City Council will have its final crack at further shaping or amending the city’s 2015 state legislative priorities during its Monday meeting.
By incentivizing city employees to visit one health care provider over another, taxpayers have saved an estimated $2,875,000 over the past three years — and Billings city workers have saved a like amount in premiums.
An ad-hoc committee formed to study Billings’ special events policy will report to the City Council on Monday.
By an 8-3 count Monday, the Billings City Council approved compensating the contractor on the Empire Parking Garage project with $764,268.32 for costs generated by delays and the resulting extra work encountered during last winter’s brutal weather.
Last winter’s brutal temperatures and prodigious snowfall is the gift that keeps on taking from city coffers.
As many as four deputies in the Yellowstone County Clerk of District Court’s office have indicated their unwillingness to issue wedding licenses for same-sex couples, and for now they won’t have to.
Once the Montana Legislature gets down to business Jan. 5, 2015, Ed Bartlett will be the Billings City Council’s eyes, ears — and mouthpiece, too — at the state capitol.
If the Billings City Council moves swiftly enough, the city can avoid paying civil penalties to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for late reporting on past bond issues.
The Billings City Council will conduct its annual evaluation of City Administrator Tina Volek at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the City Hall conference room.