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Senate Committee votes not to re-instate Title X money into budget

Republicans have opposed the funding because some of it goes to Planned Parenthood, which also provides abortion services with other funding.

Tensions linger over Democrats’ protest of proposed election changes

Sorting out Friday’s parliamentary standoff, school choice, and Northwestern Energy vs. wind power producers in today’s Daily Digest.

Senate Democrats launch noisy protest over election bills; GOP issues subpoenas

Democrats maintain that Friday’s votes were illegal. Republicans launch investigation into Senator’s absence.

Tension rises as Montana lawmakers vote on Medicaid, election measures

Big issues and big arguments: A recap of last week’s action at the Legislature.

Montana Senate uproar over missing Democratic Senator, referendum bills

Decorum in The Montana State Senate dissolved into an uproar Friday. See the full story and watch video of the parliamentary showdown.

House Education will debate the session’s major school funding bill. Senate Public Health will hear testimony on a bill to study Medicaid expansion over... 

Capitol Talk April 05, 2013

Senate rejects Williams’ Regents appointment, Republican infighting over Medicaid expansion, and why your next ballot may take awhile to read.

Republicans passing collection of referenda in order to bypass Bullock veto

One lawmaker says the practice is an abuse of the referendum process and abdication of the legislature’s responsibilities.

Senate rejects Williams’ confirmation to Board of Regents

Supporters urged colleagues to look past Williams’ recent controversial remarks,but opponents said those comments reveal a lot about the nominee.

Pat Williams, voting laws and bison bills

Senate rejects Williams’ confirmation to Board of Regents, voting law changes, tax cuts and bison in today’s Daily Digest.