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.
A one-sentence bill that morphed into a nine-page, $38 million legislative behemoth is a key element of the 2019 Montana Legislature’s final budget dance.
The Montana House has voted down a bill aimed at encouraging NorthWestern Energy to buy a larger interest in the Colstrip 4 power plant — just a day after it passed a preliminary vote.
HB 658 will now go back to the House. If the House votes to approve the Senate’s amendments, the bill will go to Bullock for his signature.
The anti-DUI measure that sparked a political furor Saturday, when it was revived by cramming it into another bill, is now dead, after the bill’s sponsor decided to pull the measure from the Senate floor.
Congressman Greg Gianforte says he’s “seriously considering” running for the Republican nomination for Montana governor.
On Monday, House members voted 68-32 in favor of Senate Bill 265, sponsored by Sen. Tom Jacobson, a Democrat from Great Falls.
SB 331 needs another House vote before it can return to the Senate.
The bill to continue Montana’s $700 million-a-year Medicaid expansion program failed on a 25-25 vote in the state Senate Thursday, setting up a last-ditch effort to revive the measure on Friday.
Two bills to legalize sports betting in Montana are working their way through the Legislature — and the sponsors say it’s OK with them if both approaches are approved.
Its become one of the keynote bills of the 2019 Legislature.
Biden, a Democrat, is considering a presidential run. He also faces accusations from women of inappropriate touching.
Two years after the Montana Legislature passed a bill to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana system, Democratic Sen. Tom Jacobson of Great Falls says more changes are still needed.
HB658 will be on the Senate floor later this week, where it’s expected to pass and continue on a path to the desk of Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock, who has indicated that he supports it.
Just six months after her loss to Rep. Greg Gianforte for Montana’s lone US House seat in November, Democrat Kathleen Williams announced Friday in Billings she will run again for that seat in 2020.