A proposed constitutional amendment aiming to pump the brakes on growing residential property taxes got an icy reception from legislators last week.
One patient advocate told lawmakers Friday that the workforce shortage at Montana State Hospital is putting patients and staff in "life-or-death" situations.
A new state law directs DEQ to develop “narrative” water quality standards for nitrogen and phosphorus.
An organization whose work includes increasing Native American participation in elections wants to make it easier for people to register to vote after the 2021 Legislature ended Election Day registration.
Individual income tax collections are up 12.7% higher than at this point in 2021.
A state legislative committee reviewing the possibility of bringing nuclear power to Montana through small modular reactors was told that there would be some waste to deal with if such a facility is installed.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid said it will review and follow-up an inspection that captured a workforce shortage crisis at the psychiatric facility in Warm Springs.
The Montana Department of Justice has appealed a Yellowstone County District Court judge’s preliminary injunction halting several new laws restricting abortion from taking effect.
Steve Bullock and Neil Kornze are two of the first four board members of a new nonprofit foundation created to help leverage public and private funds to conserve, protect and restore land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
"We are never fully staffed in a shift," Montana State Prison Warden Jim Salmonsen said.
Faced with the possibility of federal judges redrawing Montana political districts, state legislators on Tuesday again passed on bringing the five regions of the Montana Public Service Commission into constitutional compliance before the 2022 election.
The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request to reverse a lower court’s halting of signature gathering for a ballot measure, saying the district court could bring a faster resolution to the case.
“While Montana’s desire to promote discourse in response to negative campaign advertisements is laudable, the First Amendment cannot be so easily overcome,” the judge wrote.
"The time to act is now if we want to ultimately over time change the trajectory of these fires," Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack said.
Backers of initiatives must gather a set amount of signatures to get on the ballot.
"It's been a travesty that we have lost that many long-term employees," state Sen. Mark Sweeney said of shortages in staffing at the state mental hospital.
Cases have been confirmed among staff and patients at the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs.
The Montana Department of Corrections' COVID-19 dashboard tallied no new cases for over three months late last year, even while testing revealed nearly 80 cases within the state's prison facilities.
A lawsuit filed this week seeks a halt to signature gathering for a constitutional initiative, claiming that Montana’s attorney general and secretary of state did not complete requirements under a new state law.
First doses of the vaccine, seen as an indicator of demand, have not increased, according to the most recent data available in Montana.
Since candidate filing ends March 14, the judges set a fast timeline to decide how to handle Public Service Commission districts with unequal populations.
The payments to Reps. Bob Phalen, R-Lindsay, and Paul Fielder, R-Thompson Falls, were paid out of the legislators’ constituent services allowances.
The state's highest-profile race may be for the new congressional seat, and campaign season is already well underway.
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., says it’s time to change the filibuster, not only for voting rights legislation but for all bills, because the requirement of a 60-vote supermajority to override opponents has ground business to a standstill.
The state of Montana has ordered 650,000 rapid COVID-19 tests to be distributed to residents through county health departments, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Thursday.