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Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Election integrity a hot topic in Helena

Amid the slew of bills that have cycled through Montana’s legislative chambers this year, state Sen. Cuffe (R-Eu...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Lawmakers OK bill giving elected officials power over health boards

A bill that would give elected officials the power to change or shoot down emergency rules adopted by local health boards was sent to Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte's desk this week after passing both chambers of th...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Bill to deregulate accessory dwellings dies in Montana Senate

Despite bipartisan support, a bill that would prohibit cities and counties from limiting construction of accessory dwelling units appears unlikely to advance after its first hearing before a Montana legislative c...

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Gianforte signs bill banning sanctuary cities in Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill Wednesday banning sanctuary cities in the state, despite the fact that Montana does not currently have any sanctuary cities.

Updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Vaccine passports are latest flash point in COVID politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Vaccine passports being developed to verify COVID-19 immunization status and allow inoculated people to more freely travel, shop and d...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
State lawmakers target local COVID rules from all angles

Since the start of Montana's legislative session, Republican state lawmakers have considered a variety of novel ways to limit how local governments can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Proposal to add guns to Montana state flag fails

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A proposal to change the Montana state flag to prominently feature firearms failed Friday to pass a vote by the state House, after a Rep...

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Legislature passes bill to require trapper education course

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature has passed a bill to require a trapper education course for most people before they purchase a license to trap animals.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Tester, Daines push for National Asbestos Awareness Week in April

Montana’s U.S. senators are pushing a resolution that would again designate the first week in April as National Asbestos Awareness Week.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Montana Senate moves bill to end same-day voter registration

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Senate is moving forward with a bill to end same-day voter registration.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Congress riven along party lines has approved the landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claim...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Cuffe deems voter ID bill as one of the most important of his career

State Sen. Mike Cuffe (R-Eureka) never thought he would carry legislation like Senate Bill 169. But when presenting the act, which would revise voter identif...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Gunderson tackles CWD, e-bikes and oversight committees among other issues at state Legislature

State Rep. Steve Gunderson (R-Libby) likened his experience at this year’s legislative session to juggling running chainsaws. “I’ve got so many irons in the fire,” said the third-term representative during a Fe...

Updated 2 months ago
Daines votes to acquit; Tester votes to convict

Montana’s two senators voted along party lines Saturday in former President Trump’s impeachment trial.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Ban on insurance coverage for abortion considered

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House Judiciary Committee on Friday advanced a bill that would ban the coverage of abortion procedures by health insurance plans offered through the state exchange.