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  • Associated Press

HELENA — Candidates and people exploring campaigns for statewide office in 2016 have filed their financial reports for the three-month period …

  • By MIKE DENNISON Gazette State Bureau

HELENA — Jesse Laslovich, a Democrat and attorney who’s worked the last five years as chief counsel for state Auditor Monica Lindeen, announce…

  • Gazette State Bureau

HELENA — Former state Rep. Champ Edmunds of Missoula said Thursday he will run for the office of state auditor in 2016.

  • By Martin Kidston Missoulian

MISSOULA — Voters this November will decide if a push aimed at ending Election Day voter registration will become law, a move supporters belie…

  • Associated Press

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 f…

  • Associated Press

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 Repu…

Edmunds

As part of The Billings Gazette’s efforts to inform voters about their Primary Election choices, the newspaper invited all Montana candidates …

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

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

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

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 el…

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

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  • Associated Press

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 …

  • By MIKE DENNISON Gazette State Bureau

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 cas…

It’s good to have choices.

  • By CHARLES S. JOHNSON Gazette State Bureau

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 …

  • Gazette State Bureau

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, Repub…

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.

HELENA — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stapleton collected about $91,900 in campaign funds over the past three months, while GOP riva…

  • By MIKE DENNISON Gazette State Bureau

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 …

  • By MIKE DENNISON Gazette State Bureau

BOZEMAN — The two Republicans eyeing Montana’s open U.S. Senate seat are making the rounds at this weekend’s state Republican Convention — and…

  • By JOHN GRANT EMEIGH Montana Standard

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

  • WALTER HINICK / Montana Standard

Gov. Steve Bullock signs a bill that creates the Montana Award of Valorous Service with state Rep. Champ Edmunds of Missoula, left, and state …

  • By MIKE DENNISON Gazette State Bureau State Bureau

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…

  • By MIKE DENNISON Gazette State Bureau

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 it…

  • Associated Press

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

  • Associated Press

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 r…

  • By CHARLES S. JOHNSON Gazette State Bureau

HELENA — The House took a step Wednesday designed to make it easier to secure legislative passage of nearly $100 million for the proposed cons…

  • By KATHRYN HAAKE Associated Press

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

  • Associated Press

HELENA — The Montana agency that responds to natural disasters and emergencies is a dysfunctional, divisive workplace with a climate of fear a…

  • Associated Press

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

  • By MIKE DENNISON Gazette State Bureau

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 ma…

  • By MARTIN KIDSTON Missoulian

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 un…

  • By CHARLES S. JOHNSON Gazette State Bureau

HELENA — House Republicans rebuffed four attempts by Democrats to blast bills from committees onto the floor for debate, including Gov. Steve …

  • By GWEN FLORIO Missoulian

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

  • By CHARLES S. JOHNSON Gazette State Bureau

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.

  • By CHARLES S. JOHNSON Gazette State Bureau State Bureau

HELENA — Representatives of unions and the Montana Newspaper Association lined up Monday to oppose a bill to expand state drug-testing law to …

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

  • By CHARLES S. JOHNSON Gazette State Bureau

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

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…

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

  • Associated Press

HELENA — The Montana Legislature has passed a bill that would end same-day voter registration and move the last day voters could register to t…

  • Gazette State Bureau

HELENA — Republican legislators are advancing numerous proposals that they say will help improve access to health insurance and reduce costs. …

  • By CHARLES S. JOHNSON

    Gazette State Bureau

HELENA — Opponents denounced a bill Thursday to close voter registration 30 days before an election as interfering with Montanans' right to vo…

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  • BRETT FRENCH Of The Gazette Staff

Rep. Doug Kary of Billings has introduced into the 2011 Montana Legislature what he thinks is a pretty simple bill - one that would allow hunt…