Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter urged Gov. Steve Bullock to sign Senate Bill 155 into law on Wednesday; late that same day, “Jessica’s Law” a reality.
Senate Bill 71 takes aim at pharmacy-benefit managers, the billion-dollar companies that insurers hire to “manage” drug benefits.
Eighteen public and private providers received grants through the STARS Preschool program in 2017 as part of a pilot program.
The session’s final moments laid bare a political dynamic — a split in the Republican Party, between harder-line conservatives and those more moderate.
The House of Representatives voted one last time on House Bill 2 Thursday, this time to adopt Senate amendments that add about $12.3 million of state money to the $10-billion budget.
The Montana Legislature has closed the 66th session on the 87th workday.
Once the constitutionally required budget is completed, lawmakers can adjourn whenever they choose — regardless of what other issues remain.
The future of the proposal to prolong the life of the Colstrip 4 power plant, by encouraging NorthWestern Energy to buy a larger share of the plant, appeared in doubt on Tuesday.
The bill was created to address the missing and murdered Indigenous women crisis in Montana.
Gov. Bullock vetoed three bills late last week, including one that would have exempted more Social Security income from state taxation.
The Montana House Thursday breathed new life into the bill to authorize and help finance a new, $48 million Montana Historical Society Museum in Helena.
State lawmakers gave their final approval Thursday to two major proposals — the continuation of Medicaid expansion and the first state construction bonding bill in several sessions — as they neared the finish line of the 2019 Montana Legislature.
More reform is coming to how law enforcement and health professionals handle sexual assaults and specifically rape kits in Montana.
The bill named after Hannah Harris, who was found murdered on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in 2013, passed the Senate earlier this week on a 37-13 vote.
The bill that spends $165 million in state money over the next two years to build and maintain state-owned buildings passed its final vote in the House on Wednesday.