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Montana Public Media is a collaboration between MontanaPBS, Montana Public Radio,
Yellowstone Public Radio, and The University of Montana School of Journalism

Daily Digest

Postponed pay raises, pensions and progressive taxation

State employee pay raises, pension shortfall fixes, legislative term limits, bison and Medicaid expansion are in the news today.

Medicaid mailers, dueling pension plans and renewable energy

Mailers critical of Medicaid expansion, “a hodge-podge of tax policy,” state pension shortfall, consumer data and renewable energy are in the news today.

Abortion, transportation and marijuana

Abortion vs. Title X funding, Bakken related transportation needs, and medical marijuana are in the news today.

Black gold, gun politics and Obama’s strategist

Oil taxes, the Bakken boom, Indian voting and Jim Messina made the news this weekend.

Milk, Medicaid and money for college

Raw milk, a health care cost database, Medicaid expansion and a host of budgetary issues are in the news today.

Budget, guns and ALEC membership drive

Gun bills, budgets and a conservative think tank membership drive at the Capitol make the news today.

Top hats, the oil boom and playing hooky

House celebration, oil tax holiday and truant legislators make the news today.

It’s back to the Capitol for Montana’s lawmakers

Republicans and Democrats haven’t tussled much over spending, but they’ve yet to tackle big-ticket items.

Bullock, budgets and bison, oh my!

For all the early talk about bipartisan cooperation, Gov. Bullock heads into the session’s second half with little to show for his agenda so far.