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.
The budget bill is advancing through the 2019 Legislature at a faster-than-usual pace, and senators spent only four hours debating it Thursday before endorsing it, on a bipartisan vote.
Firefighters have worked for almost two decades to pass a law that will protect them from on-the-job illness, such as cancer and communicable diseases.
“I feel like this session we’ve been able to hash out a lot of the differences early on, and there were just fewer of them,” says Sen. Ryan Osmundson, R-Buffalo.
State Senator Albert Olszewski (R-Kalispell) publicly announced his plans to run for governor on Wednesday.
Democrat Kathleen Williams is kicking off her 2020 campaign Friday in Billings, but she hasn’t said which office she’s seeking.
Montana State Representative Tom Winter of Missoula has announced his campaign for US Congress in 2020.
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and his Ohio counterpart have told a federal appeals court that the Affordable Care Act should not be thrown out entirely, although part of the law is unconstitutional.
The third bill in the Montana Legislature that would provide a local option sales tax was tabled with a 12-6 vote in the House Taxation Committee Thursday.
After nearly two hours of debate, the House voted 61-39 to advance the bill, which continues the $700 million-a-year program past a June 30 expiration deadline.
Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock can’t run again after finishing his second term next year, which leaves the race for governor wide open.
The study by Navigant, an international consulting firm, focused on the program’s first 2½ years in Montana, from 2016 through mid-2018.
Republicans in the Montana House voted Monday to increase state income-tax revenue — by repealing more than a dozen tax credits, including several that benefit installers of energy-conservation and alternative-energy systems.
Legislative Republicans and outdoor-recreation groups lined up Monday behind a bill they said would increase access through private land to “landlocked” public lands in Montana.
The act would have provided for a new missing persons specialist at the Montana Department of Justice, who would work closely with local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies on missing persons cases.