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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.


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


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.


Gov. Bullock explains his veto strategy

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


Bullock vetoes draw GOP criticism

A legislative session that began with promises of compromise ended with a whole bunch of vetoes from Gov. Bullock — and plenty of criticism from Republicans.


Bullock signs pension fixes, school funding bill

Bullock took action on a slew of bills, including approving plans to overhaul the state’s pension and school funding systems.


Gov. Bullock vetoes bill allowing guns on campus

Gov. Bullock vetoed a bill that would have allowed college students to keep guns on campus, a key veto among many rejections on day of heavy action.


Flathead Legislators on the good, the bad, and the OK of the latest session

Flathead Legislators met with business leaders in Kalispell Thursday to give a wrap up of key changes from the latest legislative session.