Attorneys and judges had urged lawmakers to consider the consequences of campaign donors having branded judges who succeed on the ballot.
A law to sharply restrict the practice of collecting ballots won approval in the Montana House on a party-line vote Friday, while several other voting bills failed to advance as the transmittal deadline looms.
Emotions ran high Friday as a Montana House committee heard a bill seeking to make it easier for Native Americans to vote.
Newly-released figures show that Kanye West self-funded the majority of his campaign to run for president, putting in almost $12.5 million of his own money.
The Montana Senate on Thursday in party-line votes gave initial approval to four bills that would change access to abortions in the state.
Lawmakers in the House on Wednesday gave initial approval to a bill to limit the type of care transgender minors can receive. House Bill 427 still faces a final vote. And leading up to the transmittal deadline for general bills, lawmakers are facing long days.
The bill ultimately failed to clear second reading in the House by a 44-56 vote.
All the Senate Republicans backed Senate Bill 100, while all Democrats opposed it in a 31-19 vote.
Republican Rep. Brad Tschida’s House Bill 240 received initial approval last week on a vote of 52-48.
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“I think the current law unnecessarily restricts the pool of candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction," said Rep. David Bedey.
The Commerce department said earlier this week it estimated about 7,000-8,000 people will apply for aid under this round of funding.
The governor did not say how he'd act on HB 257 if it were to pass the Legislature.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Republican Party unanimously approved a resolution Monday to censure Sen. Richard Burr over his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during Trump’s second impeachment trial.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit Wisconsin next week for his first official trip as president, participating in a TV town hall from Milwaukee.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate launches Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial on Tuesday, with lawyers for the former president insisting he is not guilty of inciting mob violence at the Capitol to overturn the election while prosecutors say he must be convicted of the “most grievous constitutional crime” even though he’s gone from the White House.
A legal note attached to the bill raises concerns that it may be at odds with the state Constitution.