HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock Thursday unveiled his proposed two-year budget, which includes a full extension of Medicaid expansion, more education funding, $290 million of infrastructure projects – and, $100 million of new taxes to help pay for it all.
HELENA – Members of a legislative panel Tuesday questioned Secretary of State Corey Stapleton over a mistake his office made in this year’s voter-information pamphlet – and the contract he approved to correct it.
HELENA – State lawmakers on Wednesday will choose their leadership for the 2019 Legislature – and new faces are guaranteed for the top spots in the Montana House.
GREAT FALLS – Montana voters are rejecting ballot measures to extend Montana’s Medicaid expansion program, funded by a tobacco-tax increase, and to impose new water-treatment regulations on new hard-rock mines.
UPDATE 11:00 A.M.: After regaining the lead in the U.S. Senate race Wednesday morning, Tester has announced he won a third term in the Senate.
GREAT FALLS – Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte held a solid lead over Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams in Montana’s only U.S. House seat Wednesday morning,
HELENA – Election officials and political observers in Montana are expecting a larger-than-average turnout for Tuesday’s 2018 midterm election, with what appears to be high interest in races up and down the ballot.
HELENA – Local law-enforcement and other officials gave U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., a frank assessment Thursday of the illicit drug problem facing Montana – and said federal help is certainly needed when it comes to battling methamphetamine use and trafficking.
HELENA – With less than a week until election day, campaign spending by outside groups on Montana’s U.S. Senate race has topped $33 million, easily breaking the old record for a Montana campaign.
HELENA – The opponents of Initiative 185, which would extend Montana’s Medicaid expansion, say the program that offers government-funded health coverage to nearly 100,000 low-income adults, will squeeze the state budget if it’s not revised.
HELENA – Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Rick Breckenridge on Wednesday threw his support behind Republican Matt Rosendale, in part because of what he and Rosendale called an illegal “dark money” mailer meant to help Democratic incumbent Jon Tester.
HELENA – As Montana’s U.S. Senate race remains in the national spotlight, the two major candidates have been raising money on a national scale as well, getting most of their money from beyond state borders.
HELENA – Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has loaned his campaign $1 million this month, after his fundraising had lagged behind that of Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams in the past five months.
HELENA – An attorney for the reporter assaulted last year by U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte says the congressman is continuing to lie about the incident, in violation of a settlement agreement, and wrote a letter this week asking Gianforte to “cease and desist” such comments.
HELENA – President Donald Trump has an approval rating of 54.5 percent in Montana – more than any top politician in the state, according to a Montana Television Network-Montana State University poll.