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UM President Engstrom names employee pay, long range building as top legislative priorities

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom is having a busy winter, preparing arguments for the legislature, hiring a new Cabinet, and steering the... 

On Monday, Montana’s House State Administration Committee heard testimony on a bill that would prohibit voters from registering on Election Day. Republican... 

The No.1 reason Rep. Washburn says MT should end same-day voter registration

Long Election Day lines. Bozeman Republican Representative Ted Washburn is proposing a bill to the Montana Legislature (HB30) which would eliminate Montana’s... 

Fledgling freshmen: Montana GOP sees wave of young lawmakers

A smile radiated from Sarah Laszloffy’s face as she recited the oath of office on the floor of the Montana House of Representatives. At only 21 years... 

Montana’s 63rd Legislature opens with budget hearings and bills on wolves, jail suicides

HELENA – Montana’s 63rd Legislature opened its doors last week, welcoming a new governor, 150 lawmakers, and even more staffers and members of the... 

On Monday, the House State Administration Committee will hear a bill that would prohibit residents from registering to vote on Election Day. The bill would... 

The Montana Legislature will now have its say on how legislative districts are drawn in the state. The chairman of the Districting and Apportionment Committee... 

Friday at the Montana Legislature, the House and Senate heard a presentation on the state’s proposed legislative redistricting plan. Former state Supreme... 

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican-led legislative budget panels are axing the standard inflationary increases normally used as a starting point for spending... 

On Friday, Montana’s Joint Appropriations Subcommittees will begin studying the state budget. Each of the six subcommittees will work out the details...