HELENA — Montana lawmakers Wednesday inched toward the finish line of the 2019 Legislature, but got hung up as members failed to reach an agreement
HELENA — The future of the proposal to prolong the life of the Colstrip 4 power plant, by encouraging NorthWestern Energy to buy a larger
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed three bills late last week, including one that would have exempted more Social Security income from state taxation.
HELENA — State lawmakers gave their final approval Thursday to two major proposals — the continuation of Medicaid expansion and the first state construction bonding
HELENA — The Montana House Thursday breathed new life into the bill to authorize and help finance a new, $48 million Montana Historical Society museum
HELENA — A one-sentence bill that morphed into a nine-page, $38 million legislative behemoth is a key element of the 2019 Montana Legislature’s final budget dance — and so are a few other of these so-called “companion bills,” which have drawn a skeptical eye from some lawmakers.
HELENA — The anti-DUI measure that sparked a political furor Saturday, when it was revived by cramming it into another bill, is now dead, after the bill’s sponsor decided to pull the measure from the Senate floor.
HELENA — The Montana Senate on Monday narrowly revived and then advanced the bill to continue the state’s $700 million-a-year Medicaid expansion program, breathing life
HELENA — A toughening of Montana’s drunken-driving laws, proposed by Attorney General Tim Fox, got new life at the Legislature Saturday — but not before some tense, testy exchanges among legislators and lobbyists over what they saw as backdoor power play to cram the proposal and other items into a new bill.
HELENA — For the third consecutive day, Senate Republicans on Saturday blocked the bill to continue Montana’s Medicaid expansion program — with no specific indication
HELENA — The bill to continue Montana’s $700 million-a-year Medicaid expansion program failed on a 25-25 vote in the state Senate Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort to revive the measure on Friday.
HELENA — A Montana House committee Thursday voted to kill the measure that would authorize construction of a new, $48 million museum for the Montana Historical Society in Helena, and increase the state lodging tax to help fund it.
HELENA — Two bills to legalize sports betting in Montana are working their way through the Legislature — and the sponsors say it’s OK with
HELENA — Lawmakers delayed action Wednesday on two of the biggest bills at the 2019 Legislature — Medicaid expansion and the so-called “save Colstrip” bill
HELENA — On what’s become one of the keynote bills of the 2019 Legislature, organized labor, business lobbies and pro-coal forces lined up Monday to support a guaranteed return for NorthWestern Energy if its buys more Colstrip-generated power — while consumer advocates and environmentalists argued that the cost to ratepayers could be too high.