The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday, Dec. 10, that the federal government has decided to try and balance the budget by reducing payments to counties that contain federal lands. See "Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill" by Tom Lutey.
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The five-candidate race to be the GOP nominee for U.S. House turned out to be the closest congressional contest in Montana’s Primary Election.
HELENA — Ryan Zinke, a former state senator from Whitefish, won a tightly contested Republican race for the U.S. House early Wednesday, while John Lewis rolled to a decisive victory over John Driscoll in the Democratic race.
HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R- Mont., and Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., cruised to easy victories in their respective primary elections Tuesday, setting up a fall showdown between the two incumbents for a U.S. Senate seat held by Democrats for a century.
HELENA — A crowded Republican field is vying to succeed U.S. Rep. Steve Daines as Montana's lone congressman, as Daines runs for Senate. Here are five things to know about Tuesday's Republican U.S. House primary election.
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.
HELENA — Montana voters will choose the winners in state and local primary elections Tuesday in races including a tough intraparty Republican battle for the nomination for the U.S. House.
Election Day isn't until June 3, but Yellowstone County primary races could already be decided by early absentee voters who have submitted nearly three-quarters of the expected turnout.
HELENA — All five House Republican candidates will take part in a final debate Wednesday in Kalispell.
HELENA — Some Republican U.S. House candidates are doubling down with large personal loans to their campaigns in the closing days before the June 3 primary election, the latest Federal Election Commission reports show.
HELENA — Special Operations for America has spent about $75,000 more in independent expenditures on advertising in support of Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke, reports filed this week show.
The Gazette asked: What is the most urgent, important issue affecting Montana that Congress must act on in 2015?
HELENA — Some candidates for the open U.S. House seat are racking up endorsements from various national and state groups as well as political leaders, while others haven’t garnered any endorsements.
HELENA — Drew Turiano, one of five Republicans in the U.S. House primary race, has rented space on six billboards across Montana promoting his candidacy but also calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama.
As part of The Gazette's effort to inform voters in advance of the June 3 primary, The Gazette invited all Montana candidates for Congress to answer a series of four questions. Answers to the second questions are printed today, the next Q&A will run on May 14. The Gazette asked: Should f…
HELENA — The Big Sky Freedom Fund, a new super political action committee based in Billings, has spent more than $83,000 this week in independent expenditures in support of Corey Stapleton in the five-way Republican U.S. House primary.
The Gazette asked: To reduce the national debt over the long term, should Congress reduce spending, increase tax revenues or both?
Editor's note: Stories on each of the five Republican candidates for the U.S. House are continuing today.
HELENA — Five Republicans — all but one of them current or former state legislators — are vying for their party’s nomination for the U.S. House in the June 3 primary.
HELENA — Here are comments from other candidates for the U.S. House on a proposal by Republican Matt Rosendale to transfer certain federal lands to the state:
HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale is proposing that the federal government transfer Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands in Montana to the state to manage and control.
HELENA — Republican Ryan Zinke leads the chase for money so far in U.S. House race, reports filed this week showed.
Here is look at money raised by the candidates for U.S. House in Montana. Democrat John Driscoll hasn’t yet spent the $5,000 needed to file a report.
HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale’s campaign launched an ad on statewide television Monday that depicts him shooting a drone as a protest against government spying on citizens.
HELENA — Abortion and pro-life issues ignited the most sparks at the first debate among four of Montana’s Republican U.S. House candidates Monday night, as the contestants sparred over their pro-life records.
HELENA — Without his $500,000 in personal loans, state Sen. Matt Rosendale, R-Glendive, would have had the smallest campaign treasury of the major candidates for the U.S. House here as of Dec. 31.
HELENA — The stories on the campaign finances of U.S. House candidates John, Matt Rosendale, Corey Stapleton and Ryan Zinke were based on the reports filed with the Federal Election Commission covering donations through Dec. 30. 2013.
Up to 1,400 Yellowstone County residents have been on a waiting list for help choosing a private insurance plan in a new federal health program. Billings hospitals are deluged with patient requests for help with the new program. The program website is distinctly unfriendly. Choices are compl…
HELENA — Republican U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale made another $250,000 loan to his own campaign in the final quarter of 2013, a report filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission showed.
HELENA — State Sen. Matt Rosendale, the second Republican to file for the open U.S. House seat, said he stands out among his opponents “as the most consistent supporter of resource development and property rights and gun rights for the citizens of Montana.”
Billings state legislator Elsie Arntzen won’t be filing for the U.S. House race — at least not this week.
Republican Ryan Zinke announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in Billings on Monday.
HELENA — State Sen. Matt Rosendale, R-Glendive, kicked off his campaign for the U.S. House on Tuesday by criticizing the federal government’s invasion of Americans’ civil liberties, its takeover of the health care system and its soaring national debt.
HELENA — State Sen. Matt Rosendale, R-Glendive, has raised nearly $321,000 so far for his expected 2014 U.S. House race, including putting $250,000 of his own money into the campaign.
State Sen. Matt Rosendale filed paperwork last week with the Federal Election Commission to raise money for either a U.S. House or Senate run in 2014.
HELENA - A Republican state lawmaker is starting to raise money for either a U.S. House or Senate run in 2014.
Gov. Bullock has shown his true colors in his latest appointments. Peggy Ames Nerud was picked for the Board of Oil & Gas Conservation, the quasi-judicial state agency that regulates oil and gas in Montana.
HELENA -- A former secretary of state and four current or ex-legislators are among the Republicans looking to run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat if Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., enters the Senate race instead of seeking re-election.
HELENA — Cities, counties and schools in Eastern Montana affected by the oil boom along the North Dakota-Montana border are one step closer to getting millions of dollars of state money to help pay for water, sewer and other projects.
HELENA — Plenty of big issues are a long way from solved at the 2013 Legislature, but at least one looks like a sure thing: creating a multimillion-dollar fund to help Eastern Montana cities and counties deal with impacts from booming oil development.
It is often said that support for the death penalty is a mile wide but an inch deep — people often support it, but they haven’t spent too much time figuring out why. It is understandable that, in reaction to a violent and senseless crime, the community would want to see justice done. But aft…
Matt Rosendale's two $250,000 personal loans gave him the largest campaign war chest of the four major candidates who had filed for the open House seat last year.
There’s no shortage of intriguing match-ups in this year’s races for the 2013 Legislature.
Like most Montanans, I get pretty upset when I hear about waste. If we can recycle a valuable product that serves an important purpose – and create jobs in the process – then why wouldn’t we? Well, that’s exactly what fly ash offers. It’s a byproduct of electric power plants that’s recycled …
Recently I attended a public meeting at the Dawson Community College which the Department of State held to gather comments about the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. Transcanada proposes to build the pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. The 1,700-mile project would transport oil from Canada…
HELENA — Republicans on a House committee Wednesday killed two bills that would create a federally required, health insurance Internet marketplace for consumers in Montana, saying they want nothing to do with implementing the 2010 federal health reform law.
HELENA — The Montana House on Tuesday endorsed a bill making pro-developer changes in Montana's subdivision review laws to restrict how planners can consider a housing development's impacts on agriculture or future land use.