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Storage company CEO files to run against Tester in 2018

By MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA - The head of a California-based self-storage company has filed to run against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana in 2018, the second Republican so far with plans to...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 17, 2017

Local donors shy on congressional special election fundraising

Campaign finance reports released Monday show that while money is pouring into the special election for Montana's lone congressional seat, little of it is coming from donors in this part of Montana....

 

Letter to the Editor - Senators, thanks for support of community health centers

Dear Editor, The staff and board of Bullhook Community Health Center would like to thank Sen. Steve Daines and Sen. Jon Tester for their unwavering support of community health centers. Recently, both Montana senators signed a letter of support in...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 11, 2017

Tester praises temporary spending bill

U.S. Sen Jon Tester praised on Wednesday a short-term spending bill passed by Congress that he said will avert a government shutdown and prevent cuts to federal programs rural America depends on. "I...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    May 11, 2017

Comey firing increases Tester desire for investigation

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Wednesday he is concerned about President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and reiterated his call for an independent investigation into possible Russian interference in last year’s presidentia...

 

House repeal of 'Obamacare' hands hot potato to wary Senate

By ALAN FRAM and RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama’s health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey,...

 

Tester Sided with 75 percent of Montanans on Gorsuch vote

Montana’s two U.S. senators were split on the vote that last Friday confirmed Neil Gorsuch as the next lifetime member of the US Supreme Court. Senior Sen. Jon Tester voted against the successful nominee, citing, among other things, Gorsuch’s...

 

A thank you for Sen. Tester's courageous opposition to Gorsuch

In 2012 the People of Montana, by a supermajority, adopted CI-166, (codified as §§ 13-35-501-504), which requires this State’s Congressional delegation to support the adoption of a Constitutional Amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s i...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    April 6, 2017

Tester decries Trump's budget cuts

Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester said Wednesday he is concerned about the negative impact President Donald Trump’s proposed budget could have on rural Montana. “He used a chainsaw where he should have been using a scalpel,” Tester said. “I...

 

Montana joins others in effort to bolster internet privacy

By MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — States have started writing their own legislation to protect broadband privacy after Congress voted to repeal regulations that would have required internet providers to obtain their customers’ consent...

 

Tester, Daines announce times, dates, for 2017 Academy Days in Montana

Press release Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines have announced the dates and times of their annual Academy Days this year. The free events will take place in Missoula, Great Falls, and Billings and are open to Montana students interested in...

 

Obituary: Ronald A. Bitz

Ronald A. Bitz of Box Elder, 78, passed away March 27, 2017, at the Big Sandy Medical Center due to natural causes. He was surrounded by family during his last days and hours. A memorial service to ce...

 

Tester, what has changed with Gorsuch?

Sen. Jon Tester, In 2006 the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to a seat on the federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, without dissent or criticism. Please inform Montana what Judge Gorsuch has done since 2006 to cause you...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 28, 2017

Fort Belknap endorses Gorsuch for Supreme Court

The Fort Belknap Indian Reservation has endorsed President Donald Trump’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court. “In sum, while we do not expect that Judge (Neil) Gorsuch will agree with tribal interests on every issue, we also believe that he is...

 
 By Paul Dragu    Local    March 24, 2017

Box Elder school construction project raises controversy

Some people among the small tax base who would pay for a proposed $3 million expansion to the Box Elder schools say being outnumbered by voters who wouldn't contribute to the project at all is...

 

Brazil's president: Meat scandal is 'economic embarrassment'

Staff and Wire report President Michel Temer called Brazil’s scandal over the sale of expired meat an embarrassment Tuesday as more countries suspended some meat imports from the South American nation and Montana’s U.S. Sen Jon Tester introduced...

 

Bill would allow Montana drivers to choose REAL ID license

HELENA (AP) — A state representative is proposing legislation that would allow Montanans the option of choosing a driver’s license that meets the federal REAL ID requirements. The Legislature passed a law in 2007 forbidding the state from...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    March 14, 2017

Rosendale: Health care proposal a good first step

Montana State Auditor Matthew Rosendale hailed the new Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare as a good first step...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    March 9, 2017

Tester rolls out bills on water upgrades, Veterans Choice

Sen. Jon Tester D-Mont, said Wednesday that he has sponsored  two pieces of legislation regarding the Veterans Choice program and co-sponsored a third that would help rural communities improve their water and wastewater treatment systems.  ...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    March 9, 2017

Tester pans GOP health care bill

Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester said Wednesday that, absent changes, it is unlikely that the health care bill introduced by leading congressional Republicans will pass the U.S. Senate. “I think it’s chances in the Senate right now without...

 

Jon Tester is bad for Montana farmers and ranchers

As Montana ranchers, we have considered ourselves to be good stewards of the rich natural resources we are blessed to have. However, the EPA’s so-called Waters of the United States Rule has the potential to undermine our ability to work our land...

 

Senate confirms Zinke as interior secretary

MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke won Senate confirmation this morning as President Donald Trump's secretary of the interior, giving him responsibility for...

 

Tester unveils air ambulance bill

Havre Daily News staff U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced in Belgrade Tuesday that he is introducing legislation to allow states to regulate air ambulance services. “I believe that every industry needs to be held accountable to its customers, and in...

 

Sen. Tester: Support Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court

Our own Sen. Jon Tester recently said the Senate should “have a hearing and a vote” on President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch of the federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Sen. Tester should go one step further by...

 
 By Alex Ross    Local    February 17, 2017

Essmann apologizes to Bachmeier for insulting post

Montana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Essmann has apologized to state Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, days after the party had posted a photoshopped image of the freshman legislator on the party’s social media accounts, Bachmeier said in a...

 

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