“It’s amazing how in two days you can have more than 3 billion good ideas,” said Sen. Ryan Osmundson, R-Buffalo.
Montana Republicans in the House on Tuesday approved amendments to their rules that would make it possible for committee chairs to kill bills through inaction, though committees themselves could overturn that with a majority vote.
Up to 1,400 locations around the state could be eligible to offer sports wagering under a new rule proposed by the Montana Lottery. The Montana Legislature legalized gambling on sporting events earlier this year and hopes, if the rules process goes smoothly, to have the first bets placed before the end of the year.
The morning after a contentious vote on one of the most controversial bills of the 2019 legislative session last March, jars of Vaseline showed up on the desks of some lawmakers in a move one of those targeted said was overtly threatening, sexual and meant to intimidate or influence votes.
A lawsuit is attempting to overturn a new law that halts the state of Montana’s practice of acquiring partial water rights from lessees who divert water from private land onto state land.
FORT BELKNAP — A bill that passed in the 2019 state Legislature will help Montana tribal communities train to provide basic health care and dental services.
The Montana Department of Administration will launch a website and likely spend the next year and a half considering the future site of the state’s museum in Helena.
Montana lawmakers were unable to override Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's vetoes of eight bills that had passed with more than a two-thirds majority.
The Montana Legislature has failed to muster enough support on a handful of bills.
HELENA — Montana lawmakers have failed to override a Gov. Steve Bullock veto of a bill that would have allowed private companies to run sports betting operations after the governor favored a separate measure using the state lottery.
The state of Montana is taking another look at the site of the former Capital Hill Mall as a potential future home of the Montana Heritage Center.
A state program that would have offered professional workers grants and tax breaks to settle in rural Montana didn’t pass muster at the state Legislature this year.
A combo bill to give police more leeway in making low-level arrests and to provide retailers with a new tool against shoplifters has become law.
Gov. Steve Bullock has signed a two-year, $10.3 billion state budget that restored many of the cuts made in 2017 amid a revenue slump.
Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill to open up information about state legal settlements Friday, but issued an accompanying executive order implementing some of the bill’s objectives.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a series of bills Friday that allow for spending nearly $400 million on buildings, bridges and water systems across the state — an effort aimed at creating jobs, boosting the state's economy and clearing up a backlog of needed work.
Medicaid expansion took center stage Thursday at a Capitol bill-signing ceremony in which Gov. Steve Bullock signed nine health care bills, including one that made Montana the most recent state to establish a reinsurance program.
Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday signed into law a measure aimed at sex traffickers and customers of illicit massage businesses.
HELENA — A bill to change Montana's child sexual abuse laws, including lifting the statute of limitations for prosecuting such crimes, was signed Tuesday by Gov. Steve Bullock.
A new law will allow parents of children with disabilities to seek child support after the child turns 18 as long as he or she is financially dependent on their custodial parent who is also their primary caregiver.
The residents of more than 22,000 of Montana’s oldest and least-valuable mobile homes will no longer have to pay an annual property tax thanks…