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Gov. signs bill creating a state parks commission

Montana’s State Parks will now have their own governing board with the creation of a new state parks and recreation commission.

Legislative Session reveals GOP rift

A group of House and Senate Republicans went against their leadership several times and joined Democrats in passing key bills.

Gov. Bullock reacts to budget deal

The Gov. won’t say definitively if he will sign House Bill 2 and the companion budget bill that was part of a late Tuesday night negotiated deal

2013 Legislature adjourns

Jackie Yamanaka and Dan Boyce wrap up today’s action.

Legislators, governor reach budget deal

Legislative leaders and the Bullock admin. were able to come to a deal on the state’s budget. It will allow legislators to wrap up their work today.

Sen. Baucus says he’s leaving the Senate, but not retiring

The Democrat says he’s just moving on to other projects and returning home

Tracy Stone-Manning confirmed as director of DEQ

Some Republicans worried about Stone-Manning’s past ties to Earth First and her positions on the the livestock industry and natural resource extraction.

Conference committee takes up tax simplification bill

The committee started by stripping the House changes to Senate Bill 282, a tax simplification bill.

More pieces of the budget puzzle are starting to fall into place, perhaps moving lawmakers closer to wrapping up the 2013 Montana Legislative session.

House quickly approves Senate budget amendments

HB2 faces a final vote in the House before going to the governor for consideration.