A look at selected key legislative races in Montana this year

HELENA — Two dozen key legislative races on Nov. 4 will help determine party control of the 2015 Montana Legislature, where Republicans curren…

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Property tax bills could go down slightly in reappraisal cycle

Property tax bills could go down slightly in reappraisal cycle

While officials with the Montana Department of Revenue threw a lot of numbers around during a presentation on the state’s upcoming reappraisal…

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Longtime state legislator Red Menahan dies

BUTTE — Humorous, beloved, a champion for working people, a tough legislator who worked across the aisle.

July 28, 2014 4:53 pmLoading…

Missoula man sentenced for illegal securities sale

HELENA — A former state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to selling securities in Montana without a license has been given a six-year deferred sent…

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Proposal to raise license fees OK’d; but emergency funds for FWP rejected

HELENA — A legislative council on Thursday cut emergency funding from a draft bill proposing increases to several hunting and fishing license …

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Lawmaker's attempt to toss complaint rejected

Lawmaker's attempt to toss complaint rejected

HELENA — A judge has rejected the Montana Senate majority leader's attempt to dismiss charges that his campaign took illegal contributions and…

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Trial delayed for state senator in assault case

Trial delayed for state senator in assault case

HELENA — The trial of a state senator charged with assaulting his young daughter, estranged wife and her boyfriend has been delayed from Augus…

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Billings City Council set to determine NDO's fate Monday

Billings City Council set to determine NDO's fate Monday

With a vote scheduled on whether to move forward with drafting a nondiscrimination ordinance, Monday’s Billings City Council meeting could be …

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Montana lawmakers consider political practices bill

Montana lawmakers consider political practices bill

HELENA — An interim legislative panel considered a bill Thursday that would require the governor to choose a commissioner of political practic…

June 05, 2014 2:11 pmLoading…

In GOP legislative primaries, moderates and conservatives battle to a draw

In GOP legislative primaries, moderates and conservatives battle to a draw

HELENA — In legislative primary elections Tuesday, the battle between conservative and moderate wings of the Montana Republican Party pretty m…

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School funding bill made Republican a target for party's conservative wing

School funding bill made Republican a target for party's conservative wing

Editor’s note: This story is the second of a two-part series on contested Republican legislative primaries in Montana, pitting one faction of …

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Battle for the GOP: Hard-line conservatives battle 'solution-oriented' pragmatists in primaries

Battle for the GOP: Hard-line conservatives battle 'solution-oriented' pragmatists in primaries

Editor’s note: This story is the first of a two-part series on contested Republican legislative primaries in Montana, pitting one faction of t…

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Special legislative session for Medicaid expansion, other issues?

Special legislative session for Medicaid expansion, other issues?

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock, some Democratic legislators and others have been discussing whether to call a special legislative session next mo…

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Montana state senator arrested by Blackfeet officers

Montana state senator arrested by Blackfeet officers

HELENA — Tribal law enforcement officers Friday arrested a state senator and Blackfeet leader accused of not complying with the terms of a ple…

May 16, 2014 4:22 pmLoading…

State legislator challenges campaign law

State legislator challenges campaign law

HELENA — A state lawmaker who faces possible impeachment over claims that his campaign took illegal corporate contributions has filed a consti…

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Legislators, health care lobbies, governor's office discussing Medicaid-expansion plans

HELENA — A coalition of health care and business lobbies, state lawmakers and Gov. Steve Bullock’s office has been quietly discussing options …

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Missoula Rep. Hill looks to repeal part of 'castle doctrine'

Missoula Rep. Hill looks to repeal part of 'castle doctrine'

MISSOULA — Sunday’s shooting of an unarmed teenager in a Missoula man’s garage has ignited a firestorm over Montana’s self-defense laws, speci…

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Lawmakers weigh elections cop's selection, powers

HELENA — State lawmakers considering whether to water down the powers of the person who polices their conduct in election campaigns voted Wedn…

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Ex-lawmaker Belcourt pleads guilty to corruption charges

HELENA — A former state legislator pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft, bribery and tax-evasion charges for taking hundreds of thousands of doll…

April 02, 2014 4:09 pmLoading…

Commissioner: Montana Senate leader broke campaign laws

Commissioner: Montana Senate leader broke campaign laws

HELENA — The state political practices commissioner released findings Tuesday showing he concluded that Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich vio…

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8 Montana legislative candidates removed from ballot

HELENA — Eight legislative candidates did not file their required business disclosures and have been removed from the ballot, eliminating five…

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Homeless candidates for Legislature borrow address in filings

HELENA — Two of three legislative candidates who listed the same Bozeman residence as their home in campaign filings are homeless and used a f…

March 13, 2014 5:09 pmLoading…

Montana rates low in highway safety laws on books

Montana rates low in highway safety laws on books

HELENA — Montana is falling “dangerously behind” by not enacting highway safety laws that a national advocacy group says are needed to save li…

January 21, 2014 10:01 pmLoading…

In 2014 legislative races, the battle is on … within the Republican Party

In 2014 legislative races, the battle is on … within the Republican Party

HELENA — In the campaign for Eastern Montana’s Senate District 20 this year, Republican Duane Ankney of Colstrip knows he’ll be facing an oppo…

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Gov. Bullock visits Butte, talks bipartisanship

Gov. Bullock visits Butte, talks bipartisanship

BUTTE — If Butte-area Democrats were hoping for a partisan-laced speech by Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday to ring in this election year, they di…

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Work toward MSUB science building upgrade continues

Work toward MSUB science building upgrade continues

Montana State University Billings officials have released conceptual drawings of a planned $15 million renovation of its 66-year-old Sciences …

November 21, 2013 7:45 am Photos

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Bullock: Ballot initiative, special session could expand Medicaid

Bullock: Ballot initiative, special session could expand Medicaid

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that “all options are on the table” in looking for ways to accept federal money to expand Medicaid for…

August 02, 2013 7:10 pmLoading…

Bill funds tribal language preservation efforts

Bill funds tribal language preservation efforts

GREAT FALLS — The Montana Legislature created a program to help the state's Indian tribes develop educational and reference materials to keep …

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Report: Low federal royalties on oil, gas costing Montana, Western states

Report: Low federal royalties on oil, gas costing Montana, Western states

Taxpayers are being sold short on royalties from oil and gas drilling on federal lands, according to a report to be released Thursday.

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Montana legislative mistake could gut pension fix

Montana legislative mistake could gut pension fix

HELENA — An attempt to modify the future impact of an error in a new pension law continued Wednesday, but wasn’t resolved.

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