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Daily Digest

Session ends with bangs and whimpers

Gavels fell on Montana’s 63rd Legislature Wednesday, three days ahead of schedule, and the post mortems are starting to trickle in.

The Baucus decision, reaction and likely candidates

The halls of Montana’s statehouse filled with chatter Tuesday about U.S. Sen. Max Baucus’ announcement that he will not seek re-election.

Taxes, budgets and family law mediation

Budget negotiations, taxes, pensions and family law mediation in today’s Daily Digest.

Final haggling, Medicaid and the start of the 2014 campaign

The final week of the session, the state budget, health care and same-day voter registration In today’s Daily Digest.

LGBT victory, budget passes and raw milk dies (again)

In today’s Daily Digest, the Capitlol celebrates a LGBT victory, budget breezes through the House, and the raw milk bill is spoiled again.

Eastern Montana infrastructure, pensions and the Justice Building’s new name

Infrastructure improvements for Eastern Montana, pensions, honoring Joe Mazurek, privacy and bison management in today’s Daily Digest.

Medicaid reborn, pensions and secret caucuses

Medicaid expansion, a secret caucus by House Republicans, voting referendums and substance-abuse treatment in today’s Daily Digest.

School funding, state employee pay, referendums on voting

School funding, state employee pay, ‘dark money’, assisted suicide, concealed carry and more in today’s Daily Digest.

Budget bill, tax cuts and referendums

Bi-partisan budget vote, spending vs. tax cuts, water rights, bison and election referendums in today’s Daily Digest.

Medicaid options, an ethics lawsuit and a fake website

Time’s running out for Medicaid expansion, Llew Jones in the campaign crosshairs, FWP commissoner resigns and more in today’s Daily Digest.