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 State News    May 13, 2015

Church says fired pregnant teacher can't sue for discrimination

MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA — A Montana Catholic schoolteacher fired for having a baby out of wedlock can’t sue because she led her classes in prayer and participated in other religious activities that prevent her from filing a...

 
 State News    April 27, 2015

Senate confirms Motl as political practices commissioner

HELENA - Montana senators confirmed Jonathan Motl Friday as the state's commissioner of political practices. Eight Republicans joined all 21 Senate Democrats in a 29-21 vote to confirm Democratic...

 
 State News    April 27, 2015

House continues to wrangle with infrastructure bill

LISA BAUMANN Associated Press HELENA — Lawmakers in the House are wrestling with a $150 million state infrastructure bill that’s keeping them from ending the legislative session. Representatives defeated Senate Bill 416 twice Saturday morning wit...

 
 State News    April 24, 2015

Senate confirms Motl as political practices commissioner

HELENA (AP) — Montana senators confirmed Jonathan Motl as the state's commissioner of political practices on Friday. Eight Republicans joined all 21 Senate Democrats in a 29-21 vote to confirm Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's appointment. Motl's...

 
 State News    April 24, 2015

House continues to wrangle with infrastructure bill 
LISA BAUMANN, Associated Press

HELENA (AP) — Lawmakers in the House are wrestling with a $150 million state infrastructure bill that's keeping them from ending the legislative session. Representatives defeated Senate Bill 416 twice Saturday morning with a final vote of 60-34...

 
 State News    April 23, 2015

Nonprofits accounting seminar is May 14

Press release Anderson ZurMuehlen is hosting the Second Annual Advanced Accounting Issues for Nonprofits seminar in Bozeman Thursday, May 14. The full-day seminar includes topics on cost allocation, in-kind gifts, accounting for fundraising, fraud,...

 
 State News    April 23, 2015

Health care foundation seeks grant requests

Press release Montana Healthcare Foundation is offering more than $1 million in grants to address key health challenges, and is asking for grant proposals to address the state’s most pressing health problems. The foundation expects to issue more...

 
 State News    April 22, 2015

Officials concerned about STD outbreaks

Press release  State and local public health officials said they are concerned about a recent increase in cases of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. In 2014, Montana’s gonorrhea cases nearly doubled, to more than 400, and the number of...

 
 State News    April 21, 2015

Veterans honoring ceremony set for May 1 at Fort Harrison

From VA Montana Health Care System FORT HARRISON — VA will host a Veterans Honoring Ceremony May 1 at the parade ground on Fort Harrison from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. A medical center open house with exhibits for veterans will follow, ending at 3...

 
 State News    April 17, 2015

George Winston to play benefit in Bozeman

From Hopa Mountain George Winston, one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world, will be playing a benefit concert Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the Emerson Cultural Center’s Crawford Theater in support of Hopa Mountain, a Bozeman-based...

 
 State News    April 17, 2015

Montana Senate OKs higher DUI fines

HELENA, (AP) — Seven Democratic senators joined 20 Republicans on Saturday to approve a bill increasing DUI penalties on a 27-23 vote that reversed the Senate's on Friday. Republican-sponsored House Bill 488 would double minimum fines for driving...

 
 State News    April 10, 2015

Montana senators endorse two-year state budget compromise

ALISON NOON Associated Press HELENA - Montana senators endorsed a two-year state budget proposal Thursday, but chamber leaders are not optimistic that the state House will pass the plan. Members of...

 
 State News    April 10, 2015

House endorses compromise Medicaid expansion bill

LISA BAUMANN Associated Press HELENA - After a hard-fought battle to get the last-standing bill to expand the Medicaid program to the floor, the Montana House of Representatives gave it an initial gre...

 
 By ALISON NOON    State News    April 10, 2015

Update: Both sides speak at water compact hearing

HELENA (AP) - A House panel has listened to five hours of testimony on a proposed water deal concerning the Flathead Reservation and will continue the public hearing into Saturday evening. Proponents...

 
 State News    April 9, 2015

Montana Department of Revenue expands service as tax deadline approaches

From Montana Department of Revenue HELENA — The Montana Department of Revenue is offering expanded hours at its call center to assist taxpayers during the days before the April 15 deadline for filing income tax returns. Taxpayers who need...

 
 State News    April 9, 2015

Flags to be flown at half-staff

Gpv. Steve Bullock has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday as former Gov. Tim Babcock will lie in state at the state Capitol. ....

 
 State News    April 8, 2015

Carol Gutierrez

Carol Gutierrez, 75, proud member of Rocky Boy Reservation, passed away at Northern Montana Care Center on April 8, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. Wake services began at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2015, and will continue until her funeral...

 
 State News    April 3, 2015

Montana Highway Patrol settles racial profiling lawsuit

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Highway Patrol reached a settlement Friday with plaintiffs in a lawsuit claiming the patrol improperly detained Hispanic drivers over unfounded concerns they were in the country illegally. Attorney General Tim Fox,...

 
 State News    April 3, 2015

4 MSU students plead not guilty to drug charges

BOZEMAN (AP) — Four Montana State University students have entered not guilty pleas to drug distribution charges. The four are the first of nine students to make their initial court appearance on charges of possessing, distributing and...

 
 State News    April 2, 2015

Senate panel adds millions, passes main budget bill 

LISA BAUMANN Associated Press HELENA - A Republican-led Senate panel passed the state's main budget bill Wednesday after adding about $50 million in funding through a deal negotiated with the...

 
 State News    April 2, 2015

Man pleads guilty to vandalizing Kalispell clinic

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A Columbia Falls man said he was intoxicated and looking for drugs, not making an anti-abortion statement, when he broke into a Kalispell clinic last year, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Zachary Klundt, 25, pleaded...

 
 State News    April 2, 2015

Bullock vetoes 6 bills so far this session

HELENA (AP) — With two-thirds of the 2015 session complete, Montana's Democratic governor has disagreed with relatively few bills passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature. As of Thursday, Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed six Republican bills,...

 
 State News    April 1, 2015

Senate panel adds millions to main budget bill

HELENA (AP) — A Senate panel considering Montana's main budget bill was adding millions of dollars to it in an effort to avoid state employee furloughs and layoffs The Senate Finance and Claims Committee passed a slew of amendments to House Bill 2...

 
 State News    April 1, 2015

Legislature passes school suicide prevention training

Sens. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, and Kris Hansen, R-Havre, voted for the measure,. Sen. John Brenden, R-Scobey, voted no. HELENA (AP) — The Montana Legislature has passed a measure urging school employees to complete suicide awareness and...

 
 State News    March 31, 2015

Montana lawmakers consider referendum revising term limits

HELENA (AP) — Hours ahead of a referendum deadline, Montana representatives on Tuesday considered the latest of the 2015 Legislature's proposals to revise term limits. Members of the House State Administration Committee took no immediate action...

 

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