The Billings Gazette - Politics

Bullock runs on winning in a GOP state

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — In a low-ceilinged and even lower-lit bar and pizza joint on a humid early summer night, the governor of Montana last week introduced himself to some of the Iowans who will play a part in deciding what the rest of his life looks like. Read more

Long, brutal 2018 winter caused 37,000 livestock deaths in Montana — and that's a low estimate

Montana lost more than 37,000 cattle in the deadly winter of the 2018, mostly in plains counties where snow piled deep and stayed late, according to federal data. Read more

Stapleton switches to US House race

After previously announcing a bid for governor, Republican Secretary of State Corey Stapleton on Saturday jumped into the U.S. House race. Read more

Gianforte's entry shakes up Montana GOP governor's primary

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte launched his campaign for Montana governor on Friday, immediately shaking up the contest for the Republican nomination by prompting an attack from one prominent opponent and speculation that others may now change their election plans. Read more

Legislature can't overturn 4 vetoes

The Montana Legislature has failed to muster enough support on a handful of bills. Read more

Pence visit costs Billings $35K with no reimbursement in sight

Billings likely will end up covering the costs for Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the city Wednesday.  Read more

Border-state senators blast British Columbia on water quality

Senators from every state surrounding British Columbia sent a letter to Premier John Horgan insisting on tougher environmental standards for rivers flowing across the Canadian border into the United States. Read more

Bullock out of 1st DNC debates

The Democratic National Committee on Thursday released the list of presidential candidates who qualified for the party's first primary debate at the end of the month, and missing from the pack is Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. Read more

Vice President Pence: Stopping Montana's drug problem will take more than arrests

It’s going to take more than law enforcement to win the drug war, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday during the Billings stop where he spoke at a health care center and visited an alternative treatment center for women with children. Read more

Women's rights activists gather to protest during Vice President Mike Pence visit to Billings

Ready with a speaker system and bright pink signs, a group protesting Vice President Mike Pence's stance on abortion gathered outside of RiverStone Health Clinic as he arrived at the facility on Wednesday. Read more

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