State lawmakers plan to craft a new, single bill to make it easier to detect and hold accountable adults who sexually abuse children in Montana – in criminal and civil legal actions.
Bozeman Mayor Cyndy Andrus told the Senate Taxation Committee Wednesday there’s a statewide affordable housing crisis that is quickly becoming an epidemic.
A House-Senate budget panel Wednesday hammered out the first draft of the state human-service budget, including higher payments to those who provide services to the elderly, mentally ill and disabled.
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to kill the bill to abolish the death penalty in Montana.
A bill creating a five-year moratorium on property taxes for new fiber-optic cable in Montana would help expand high-speed Internet into underserved areas of the state,.
About 50 volunteers for the Moms Demand Action group gathered in the Montana Capitol Monday to lobby against a bill that would prohibit local governments from implementing gun ordinances.
Gov. Steve Bullock, who had more mentions in national media this week on his potential run for president, is heading off this weekend to Iowa – the state that holds the first presidential nominating caucus next year.
The three-year-old program, funded mostly by the federal government but requiring approval by the state Legislature, is set to expire in June.
The subcommittee approved Bullock’s requested $24 million increase in state funding for the university system, in order for the system to freeze student tuition through the 2020-21 school year.
Governor Steve Bullock will travel to Iowa at the end of this week to further test a presidential run.
The Montana Senate Tuesday endorsed a bill increasing by $3 the motor-vehicle fee that supports state parks and fishing access sites.
Secretary of State Corey Stapleton has been ordered to pay a $4,000 for ethics violations related to his campaign for governor.
Rep. Moffie Funk, D-Helena, said the plan will make Montana one of the leaders nationwide on the issue of paid leave, which is widely offered in most other industrialized countries, but not here.
On a mostly party-line vote with Republicans in favor, the Montana Senate Monday endorsed a bill requiring abortion providers to give women patients the chance to see an ultrasound of their fetus.
Andrew Werk, Jr. entered the House chamber shortly after a drumming and singing ceremony by three Native American women.