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Election Day voter registration? Referendum could end it

Election Day voter registration? Referendum could end it

MISSOULA — Voters this November will decide if a push aimed at ending Election Day voter registration will become law, a move supporters believe would streamline the process and shorten lines at polling places.

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5 things to know about today's Republican U.S. Senate primary

HELENA — Montana's U.S. Senate election has the potential of helping tip the balance of power if Republicans succeed in taking the seat held for more than three decades by former Sen. Max Baucus. Here are five things to know about the Republican U.S. Senate primary election:

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Walsh faces first test in keeping U.S. Senate seat

Walsh faces first test in keeping U.S. Senate seat

HELENA — U.S. Sen. John Walsh faces his first test in keeping the seat he was appointed to four months ago in Tuesday's primary, with the Republican challenger — widely expected to be U.S. Rep. Steve Daines — waiting in the wings for November's election.

June 02, 2014 4:10 pmLoading…
Champ Edmunds, U.S. Senate candidate

Champ Edmunds, U.S. Senate candidate

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U.S. Senate candidates differ on role of money in Montana elections

U.S. Senate candidates differ on role of money in Montana elections

As part of The Billings Gazette’s efforts to inform voters about their Primary Election choices, the newspaper invited all Montana candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. House to answer a series of questions. The third of four installments is printed today. Previous candidate responses may be v…

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Republican Edmunds touts himself as 'true conservative' in U.S. Senate race'

Republican Edmunds touts himself as 'true conservative' in U.S. Senate race'

Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series on the Republican U.S. Senate candidates.

May 07, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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U.S. Senate candidates differ on public lands philosophy

U.S. Senate candidates differ on public lands philosophy

The Gazette asked: Should federal public lands in Montana remain in U.S. ownership, be sold to private owners or transferred to the state?

May 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Surprise U.S. Senate candidate Susan Cundiff approaching campaign `one step at a time’

Surprise U.S. Senate candidate Susan Cundiff approaching campaign `one step at a time’

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am
Daines the man to beat in U.S. Senate GOP primary – and maybe the general election, too

Daines the man to beat in U.S. Senate GOP primary – and maybe the general election, too

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, Montana’s only congressman, is trying to step up this year to the U.S. Senate — and the Republican primary election next month may be just a bump in the road on his path to the general election this fall.

May 04, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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U.S. Senate candidates' ideas on national debt

U.S. Senate candidates' ideas on national debt

The Gazette asked: To reduce the national debt over the long term, should Congress reduce spending, increase tax revenues or both?

April 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

HELENA  — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered…

April 18, 2014 3:06 pm
Senate hopeful Edmunds finds a bag of cash

Senate hopeful Edmunds finds a bag of cash

HELENA — Long-shot Republican U.S. Senate candidate Champ Edmunds hasn’t raised much campaign cash so far, but on Sunday, he found $12,000 cash in an abandoned backpack, outside his Missoula church.

April 07, 2014 4:04 pm

Gazette opinion: Contested races challenge voters to be well informed

It’s good to have choices.

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70 file for election on final day

70 file for election on final day

HELENA — Noisemakers went off at 5 p.m. Monday in Secretary of State Linda McCulloch’s office to mark the deadline for candidates to file for office this year.

March 10, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Edmunds still considering U.S. Senate run

Edmunds still considering U.S. Senate run

HELENA – Republican state Rep. Champ Edmunds of Missoula – who has said he’ll run for Montana’s U.S. House seat if its current occupant, Republican Steve Daines, runs for the Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat – says now he may remain as a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

October 21, 2013 5:33 pm
5 Republicans, 1 Democrat are likely House candidates – so far

5 Republicans, 1 Democrat are likely House candidates – so far

HELENA — With the primary election for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat nine months away, five Republicans and one Democrat say they are looking to run.

October 05, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Stapleton raises $91,900 in past 3 months in Senate campaign

Stapleton raises $91,900 in past 3 months in Senate campaign

HELENA — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stapleton collected about $91,900 in campaign funds over the past three months, while GOP rival Champ Edmunds raised about $6,300.

July 17, 2013 5:03 pm
Daines brings in $433,000 in campaign contributions for 2nd quarter

Daines brings in $433,000 in campaign contributions for 2nd quarter

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., has been on the job for just six months and has no opponent for the 2014 election — but that hasn’t prevented him from raking in the campaign dough.

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GOP’s U.S. Senate hopefuls take center stage Friday at GOP Convention

GOP’s U.S. Senate hopefuls take center stage Friday at GOP Convention

BOZEMAN — The two Republicans eyeing Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat are making the rounds at this weekend’s state Republican Convention — and they have an answer ready when asked how they’re going to beat the big-dog Democrat waiting in the wings, Brian Schweitzer.

June 07, 2013 5:55 pm Photos

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Montana now has own medal of valor for fallen, missing veterans

Montana now has own medal of valor for fallen, missing veterans

BUTTE — Montana will honor its veterans who died or are missing in action with an official state medal of valor.

June 06, 2013 6:29 amLoading…
Montana medal of valor

Montana medal of valor

Gov. Steve Bullock signs a bill that creates the Montana Award of Valorous Service with state Rep. Champ Edmunds of Missoula, left, and state Sen. Jon Sesso of Butte-Silver Bow by his side in the rotunda of the Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse.

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Baucus departure creates wide-open race, but Schweitzer looms large

Baucus departure creates wide-open race, but Schweitzer looms large

HELENA — Sen. Max Baucus’ surprise announcement Tuesday that he won’t run for re-election in 2014 throws a big, fat curveball into next year’s U.S. Senate race in Montana.

April 23, 2013 1:55 pm Photos

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Montana Senate revives, then kills bill allowing sale of raw milk

Montana Senate revives, then kills bill allowing sale of raw milk

HELENA — A bill that would allow the sale of raw milk in Montana died a second death Thursday in the state Senate — in part because some of its original supporters wanted it killed.

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Baucus raises $1.5 million as he prepares for 2014

Baucus raises $1.5 million as he prepares for 2014

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus is reporting strong fundraising as he prepares for his 2014 re-election campaign.

April 16, 2013 4:57 pmLoading…
Amended raw-milk bill gets Montana Senate support

Amended raw-milk bill gets Montana Senate support

HELENA — The Montana Senate is backing an amended measure that allows for the sale of raw milk, but only under the Department of Livestock's regulation.

April 15, 2013 3:31 pm Related Loading…
Building money moved to another bill

Building money moved to another bill

HELENA — The House took a step Wednesday designed to make it easier to secure legislative passage of nearly $100 million for the proposed construction of new and renovated state buildings.

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Montana House backs raw milk bill in initial vote

Montana House backs raw milk bill in initial vote

HELENA — The House is backing a measure that would allow small-scale dairy farmers to sell their unpasteurized milk directly to consumers.

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Report: Montana agency dysfunctional, divisive

HELENA — The Montana agency that responds to natural disasters and emergencies is a dysfunctional, divisive workplace with a climate of fear and the perception of bullying by some managers, according to an internal report conducted last year.

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Dems rally around Baucus at fundraiser

Dems rally around Baucus at fundraiser

HELENA — Montana Democrats left little question Saturday night what their top priority is: elect party leader Sen. Max Baucus to a seventh term in 2014.

March 09, 2013 7:52 pm Photos

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Hearing on unpasteurized milk draws crowd

Hearing on unpasteurized milk draws crowd

HELENA — Twelve-year-old Riley Sabo of Harrison told a legislative committee Thursday if it was legal to sell raw milk in Montana, he could make money from his Jersey cow and help pay for college — and that the fresh milk shouldn’t be considered a health hazard.

March 07, 2013 7:15 pm Related Loading…
GOP's Edmunds enters U.S. Senate race for Baucus seat

GOP's Edmunds enters U.S. Senate race for Baucus seat

MISSOULA — State Rep. Champ Edmunds on Thursday became the second Republican to officially enter the U.S. Senate race in his party’s bid to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Max Baucus.

February 28, 2013 2:06 pmLoading…

Blast motions all fail in Montana Legislature

HELENA — House Republicans rebuffed four attempts by Democrats to blast bills from committees onto the floor for debate, including Gov. Steve Bullock’s $400-a-taxpayer rebate and his bill increasing the mandatory percentage of Montana workers on public-works projects.

February 26, 2013 7:32 pmLoading…
Activists fear inaction, 'DUI fatigue' by Montana Legislature

Activists fear inaction, 'DUI fatigue' by Montana Legislature

MISSOULA — This past Christmas was the worst ever for Vincent Baldini.

January 27, 2013 6:41 am Photos

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Horse Sense: Lawmakers may want to alter pay deal

HELENA—State employees, some struggling to get by, offered a compelling case for a pay raise when they testified at a legislative hearing last week.

January 26, 2013 11:30 pmLoading…
Opponents say bill to expand drug testing would be costly, unconstitutional

Opponents say bill to expand drug testing would be costly, unconstitutional

HELENA — Representatives of unions and the Montana Newspaper Association lined up Monday to oppose a bill to expand state drug-testing law to include all employees, not just those in hazardous jobs and security posts.

January 21, 2013 12:33 pmLoading…
Discounted licenses cost FWP $4 million

Discounted licenses cost FWP $4 million

If you are old, young, a veteran, former Montana resident or handicapped, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has a deal for you.

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Legislator Edmunds weighing run for U.S. Senate

Legislator Edmunds weighing run for U.S. Senate

HELENA — State Rep. Champ Edmunds, R-Missoula, confirmed Tuesday that he is considering running in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat held by longtime Democratic Sen. Max Baucus.

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Guest opinion: Teachers need access to defensive weapons

After the horrific shootings in Connecticut, we all hope to find a way to prevent this tragedy from ever happening again. Right now, as in the past, many in our nation are looking to gun control, and the pundits are insisting we act now while emotions are still high.

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Former governor candidate Ken Miller injured in hunting accident

Former governor candidate Ken Miller injured in hunting accident

Former governor candidate and Laurel legislator Ken Miller is recovering from an accidental shooting during a Wednesday hunting trip.

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Montana lawmakers end same-day voter registration

HELENA — The Montana Legislature has passed a bill that would end same-day voter registration and move the last day voters could register to the Friday before Election Day.

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Status of key GOP health-reform proposals

HELENA — Republican legislators are advancing numerous proposals that they say will help improve access to health insurance and reduce costs. Here is a summary and status of their proposals:

March 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Bill to end late registration and voting draws criticism

Bill to end late registration and voting draws criticism

HELENA — Opponents denounced a bill Thursday to close voter registration 30 days before an election as interfering with Montanans' right to vote. No one showed up to support the measure.

January 20, 2011 10:00 pmLoading…
Rep. Champ Edmunds, R-Missoula

Rep. Champ Edmunds, R-Missoula

Edmunds

January 19, 2011 11:20 pmLoading…

2011 legislative session begins Monday, many bills target fish, wildlife, hunting

Rep. Doug Kary of Billings has introduced into the 2011 Montana Legislature what he thinks is a pretty simple bill - one that would allow hunters to drive onto public lands with an official escort between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to retrieve downed game.

January 02, 2011 12:05 amLoading…

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