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Health care fight to continue after session end

The Montana legislative session may be over, but Medicaid expansion advocates say the fight to get health insurance to the working poor will continue.

Governor, GOP leadership react to 2013 Legislature

The 2013 session garnered largely positive remarks from Gov. Bullock and criticisms from conservative Republicans after lawmakers concluded their business... 

Lobbying Montana: decoding the murky seas of political sway

For four months every two years Bob Gilbert can be found at his “office” – a bench along a congested hallway outside of Montana’s senate chamber.... 

Citizen legislators head back to normal lives

With the 63rd session of the state legislature at an end, the 150 state senators and representatives leave the capital to return to the real world.

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

The 63rd Legislature addresses some of the state’s biggest issues

A review of the issues resolved,and left unresolved in from the 2013 Legislature.

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.

2013 Legislature adjourns

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

63rd Legislature closes with no action on Medicaid expansion

The Legislature didn’t approve any Medicaid expansion bills. Most Democrats see this as a failure, most Republicans view it as a success.