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On Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines told a joint session of the Montana House and Senate that Congress should use Montana as a model in its approach to the... 

Montana Sheriff vows to oppose gun confiscation

Five Montana sheriffs so far have publicly stated they will not enforce new executive orders or laws that seek to confiscate or control guns. The sheriffs... 

Missoula College most contentious project in bonding bill

The Montana Legislature is looking at a nearly $100 million dollar bonding bill (HB14) to fund a dozen construction projects at colleges and other state... 

Listen to Rep. Steve Daines’ speech to the Montana Legislature

On January 28, 2013, Congressman Steve Daines (R-MT) addressed a joint Session of the Montana Legislature. Listen to the entire address here.

Week in review: Week 3 at the Legislature

HELENA – Three weeks into the legislative session, a number of bills have finally reached the Montana House or Senate for a vote. Two of those bills... 

On Monday, the House Education Committee will hear testimony on House Bill 239, a bill that would require a parent or guardian’s written permission before... 

On Friday, Montana legislators looked at ways to tackle the issue of drinking and driving. The House Judiciary Committee considered House Bill 276, a bill... 

Capitol Talk January 25, 2013

In this edition of “Capitol Talk”, Montana Public Radio’s weekly legislative analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper... 

A legislator from Missoula wants to require those convicted of a driving under the influence have a bright orange license plates on their vehicle that... 

House committee passes contentious bill banning same day voter registration

A bill sponsored by Montana Representative Ted Washburn (R-Bozeman) to nix the state’s same-day voter registration system passed the House State Administration...