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 By LISA BAUMANN    Breaking News    June 22, 2015

Zinke to donate funds from white supremacist

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana is among a group of Republicans who received donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof. Documents show the leader of the...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN    State News    March 23, 2015

Barry Beachman convicted in '79 killing

HELENA (AP) — A bill signed by Montana's governor could pave the way to clemency for Barry Beach, who is serving a 100-year prison sentence for a 1979 murder he says he didn't commit. Gov. Steve Bullock signed the measure Friday after it passed...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN    State News    March 19, 2015

House GOP continues to deny Democratic budget amendments

HELENA, (AP) — The Democratic governor had strong words for House Republicans on Thursday as they continued to shoot down Democratic attempts to restore programs and funding proposed in his biennial budget. Gov. Steve Bullock said the 100-plus...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN    State News    March 6, 2015

Republicans give Medicaid expansion unfavorable report

HELENA (AP) — A Republican-led committee allowed nearly three hours of testimony in favor of a proposal to expand Medicaid to about 70,000 low-income Montanans before voting along party lines to give the bill an unfavorable report. Many of the...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN    State News    February 4, 2015

Senate narrowly endorses guns on college campuses

HELENA (AP) — The Senate has narrowly endorsed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. Republican Sen. Cary Smith of Billings says it would prohibit restrictions on guns on state university property with some...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN    State News    February 4, 2015

Senate narrowly endorses guns on college campuses

HELENA (AP) — The Senate has narrowly endorsed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. Republican Sen. Cary Smith of Billings says it would prohibit restrictions on guns on state university property with some...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN    State News    February 3, 2015

Lawmaker calls for federal balanced budget amendment

HELENA (AP) — A Republican lawmaker on Tuesday called for Montana to join 24 other states in supporting a convention that would amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. Rep. Matthew Monforton of Bozeman introduced House...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN    State News    January 29, 2015

Bullock urges infrastructure in State of State

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock says in order for Montana to flourish state government must provide good roads, 21st century classrooms, safe bridges and clean drinking water. He used his second State of the State address Wednesday evening at the...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN AP    State News    January 26, 2015

Rep. Mile Miller settles in campaign finance case

HELENA — A Republican state lawmaker has agreed to pay a $4,000 fine and not run for public officer for four years to settle a lawsuit that accuses him of breaking campaign finance laws. The agreement with Rep. Mike Miller of Helmville was filed...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN AP    State News    January 19, 2015

Gov. introduces proposal for Medicaid expansion 


HELENA — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's latest plan to accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage has been formally introduced. Bullock announced the measure called the Healthy Montana Plan with sponsor Rep. Pat Noonan at the Capitol on...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    January 9, 2015

Montana GOP votes to join lawsuit closing primaries

HELENA — Montana Republicans have voted to join a lawsuit seeking to limit their primary elections to those registered with the GOP. The Republican State Central Committee approved the motion by an 83-43 vote Saturday in Helena. They will join a...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN AP    State News    January 5, 2015

Parties pledge cooperation as Montana Legislature convenes

HELENA — Montana lawmakers said at the opening of the legislative session Monday that they will work together and show respect for one another during the 2015 legislative session after a contentious session in 2013. House Republicans and Democrats...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    Local    November 21, 2014

Media groups file motion over GOP caucus meeting

HELENA — More than 20 media groups, including The Associated Press, have asked a Montana court to hold the state House Republican Caucus in contempt for holding an unpublicized meeting in apparent violation of state open-meetings law. The Great...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    Local    November 19, 2014

Judge overturns Montana's gay marriage ban

HELENA — A federal judge in Montana has overturned the state's ban on gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris ruled Wednesday that Montana's constitutional amendment limiting marriage to between a man and a woman violates the Equal...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    October 17, 2014

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis has posted her first and perhaps only television ad, a major accomplishment for a candidate who entered the race in mid-August with no money. The ad features Curtis meeting with Montanans...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    August 29, 2014

Montana report: Jobs outlook good through 2015

HELENA (AP) — Montana ranks fifth in the country for employment growth, but it faces slower growth in the future as many members of an aging workforce retire, state officials said Friday. The Department of Labor and Industry's Labor Day report...

 
 By Lisa Baumann and Matthew Brown - Associated Press    State News    August 8, 2014

Walsh departure leaves Democrats scrambling

LISA BAUMANN MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press HELENA - Democrats will be hard-pressed in quickly finding a strong candidate for Montana's U.S. Senate election after incumbent John Walsh's abrupt...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    Breaking News    August 7, 2014

Sen. Walsh drops out of race amid plagiarism probe

HELENA (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Thursday he is dropping his campaign for office amid allegations that he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project he wrote for a master's degree. In a statement to supporters, the...

 
 By MATTHEW BROWN LISA BAUMANN    State News    August 4, 2014

US House candidates' energy plans reveal contrasts

BILLINGS (AP) — Montana's U.S. House candidates claim to offer "all-of-the-above" solutions to the nation's energy problems— a familiar mantra among politicians keen to give equal attention to fossil fuels and renewables such as wind and solar....

 
 By LISA BAUMANN - Associated Press    State News    July 31, 2014

Little Shell: Remove 'halfbreed' from place names

HELENA — The time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around Montana, according to leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Nicholas Vrooman, who works with the tribe,...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    July 30, 2014

Little Shell: Remove 'halfbreed' from Montana place names

HELENA — Leaders of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians say the time has come to remove the words "halfbreed" and "breed" from the names of creeks, lakes and other places around the state. Nicholas Vrooman, who works with the tribe,...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN    State News    July 18, 2014

Fox fights to uphold MT gay marriage ban

HELENA (AP) — Montana's attorney general asked a federal court Thursday to uphold the state's constitutional same-sex marriage ban in response to a lawsuit that seeks to overturn it. Republican Attorney General Tim Fox in documents filed in...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    July 18, 2014

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA — This week largely has been about the numbers as candidates filed second-quarter fundraising reports and information came out about their personal assets. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    July 11, 2014

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — This week, candidates have been busy introducing legislation and laying out their campaign platforms. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in Montana's election campaigns: BILLIONS FOR COAL:...

 
 By LISA BAUMANN Associated Press    State News    June 27, 2014

CAMPAIGN WATCH: This week in the race to November

HELENA — The candidates in Montana's U.S. Senate race traded jabs this week over campaign donations from politicians blocking the North Fork Watershed Protection Act. Here's a look at the week's most interesting and important developments in...

 

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