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MT Legislators Debated the Reality of $227 Million Budget Hole, Tied Governor’s Hands in Refilling Cuts

A lot has been made of the 227 million dollar hole in the Montana budget that spurred the Special Session of the Montana Legislature this week, but one of the big debates among republicans was whether or not the deficit was real.

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MT House Republicans and Democrats Optimistic About Solving Budget Problems

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has called a special legislative session for next week and while it has already been met with some criticism, House members on both sides of the aisle from western Montana are optimistic.

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Group of State Legislators Urges Removal of Confederate Memorial in Helena

This fountain has been in Helena since 1916, but now a group of legislators say it is time for it to go.

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Montana Legislature May Enter Special Session on Either Infrastructure or Health Care

The Montana legislature may not be meeting right now, but there are whispers in Helena that Governor Steve Bullock may call a special session to deal with those state infrastructure projects that failed to pass during the last session.

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Montana House Appropriations Chair Nancy Ballance Discusses Legislative ‘Tricks’

Novel legislative maneuvers rarely make headlines, they are difficult to explain and often don’t amount to much, but the tricks of the trade were on display at the Montana Legislature this year.

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Montana Legislator Touts ‘Robin Hood Bill’ Targeting State Administrative Pay

Robbing from the "rich" and giving to the poor? In this case, the rich are supposed to be state employees.

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Ryan Zinke Vows Not To Sell Off Public Lands As Interior Secretary – State Headlines

Congressman Ryan Zinke vows not to sell off public lands if confirmed as President-Elect Donald Trump's Interior Secretary.

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65th Montana Legislative Session Underway – State Headlines

The 65th Montana Legislature is officially underway after swearing-in ceremonies took place on Monday. Republicans hold strong majorities in both houses.

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The 65th Montana Legislative Session Begins

Newly elected lawmakers were welcomed into chambers by returning members as they prepare for a busy 90 days.

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Montana Teen Plans to Run for State Legislature

A Havre High School senior has announced plans to run for the state Legislature. Jacob Bachmeier serves as the vice chairman of the Hill County Democratic Party and said he will run for the District 28 seat...

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