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 By ALISON NOON    State News

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... — Updated 4/12/2015 Full story

 By ALISON NOON    State News

Montana House narrowly defeats 'religious freedom' bill

Rep. Roy Hollandsworth voted no. Reps. Mike Lang, Stephanie Hess, R-Havre, and G. Bruce Meyers, R=Box Elder HELENA (AP) — The Montana Legislature turned away a proposed referendum Friday that if enacted by voters would have... — Updated 3/28/2015 Full story

 By ALISON NOON    State News

Bill to up highway speeds proposed in Legislature

HELENA (AP) — Montana lawmakers on Friday heard the session's fourth proposal to increase highway speed limits. Republican Rep. Art Wittich proposed a ballot referendum Friday for voters to decide whether to raise highway speed... — Updated 3/21/2015 Full story

 By ALISON NOON    State News

Montana Senators hear mental health proposals

ALISON NOON HELENA (AP) — State senators heard on Friday a slate of bills to expand Montana's mental health care system, many of which overlap with the governor's plan. Three Republican proposals and two Democratic bills were hea... — Updated 3/7/2015 Full story

 By ALISON NOON    State News

New law stiffens penalty for swindling the elderly

HELENA (AP) — A new law in Montana will increase penalties for swindling elderly and disabled people. Gov. Steve Bullock on Wednesday signed House Bill 57 sponsored by Rep. Moffie Funk. The law will increase punishments for... — Updated 2/18/2015 Full story

 By ALISON NOON    State News

Senate hears about GOP tax-cut plan

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — State senators on Friday heard the first of two Republican representatives' plans to lower income taxes. Republican Rep. Keith Regier introduced in the Senate Taxation Committee a measure to permanently cut i... — Updated 2/14/2015 Full story

 By ALISON NOON    State News

Montana Senate passes bills to put electronics in privacy

HELENA — The Montana Senate has approved two bills that update peeping Tom and indecent exposure laws to prohibit committing those crimes through electronic means. Senate Bill 50, which is sponsored by Republican Jennifer... — Updated 1/24/2015 Full story

 By ALISON NOON    State News

Montana Senate OKs bills to put electronics in privacy laws

HELENA — The state Senate approved two bills Thursday that would update peeping Tom and indecent exposure laws to prohibit committing those crimes through electronic means. Senate Bill 50, sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Fielder, R-Th... — Updated 1/23/2015


E--cigarettes up for debate at Montana Legislature

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers considered for the first time Monday whether to regulate electronic cigarettes. Sen. Diane Sands brought the bill before the Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee on behalf... — Updated 1/20/2015 Full story


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