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Deal on state employee raises reached, University System still waiting

Montana’s public employees now wait for state agencies and unions to ratify a plan negotiated with Gov. Bullock in order to receive their first base-pay raises in more than four years.


Montana’s new First Lady narrowing her priorities

Lisa Bullock is moving into her sixth month as Montana’s First Lady and said she is still exploring how she wants to use her new title.


Will Democrats change their minds on key bills to support Bullock vetoes?

Gov. Bullock’s office is reaching out to Democratic Lawmakers to uphold his vetoes on some key bills from the 2013 Legislature.


Planned Parenthood sues state over two abortion measures

Planned Parenthood of Montana filed a lawsuit Thursday against two measures restricting the abortion rights of minors, one just passed by the 2013 Legislature and the other passed by Montana voters in 2012.


Time running out for lawmakers to override Bullock vetoes

Montana lawmakers have until Monday to cast their votes on whether to override certain vetoes from Governor Steve Bullock


Bridge easement lawsuit could impact MT’s stream access law

A lawsuit concerning a bridge on a county road could lead to major impacts on Montana’s stream access law.


Montana receives “F” for its campaign finance disclosure laws

A report released this week by the National Institute on Money in State Politics gives Montana a failing grade on its disclosure laws related to campaign spending in elections.


Governor to kick off economic development initiative with roundtable discussions

Gov. Bullock announced a new economic development initiative aimed at developing a blueprint for job creation based upon the suggestions of Montana businesses.


Gov. Bullock explains his veto strategy

Bullock says his veto strategy has been clear from the start of the Session.


Retirees ask for veto on pension plan fix

Association of Montana Retired Public Employees faults the pension fix for reducing the annual cost of living increases guaranteed to current retirees.