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Legislators, governor reach budget deal

Legislative leaders and the Bullock admin. were able to come to a deal on the state’s budget. It will allow legislators to wrap up their work today.... 

The Baucus decision, reaction and likely candidates

The halls of Montana’s statehouse filled with chatter Tuesday about U.S. Sen. Max Baucus’ announcement that he will not seek re-election.

Sen. Baucus says he’s leaving the Senate, but not retiring

The Democrat says he’s just moving on to other projects and returning home

Gov. Bullock vetoes 6 bills, including bison measure

Gov. Bullock has vetoed six bills, including a proposal to restrict bison relocation in the state and another that would end same-day voter registration.

Budget negotiations continue

Legislative leaders are holding on to the budget bill while they negotiate with Gov. Bullock on his proposed amendments.

SB 96 would cut business equipment taxes. SB 282 would reduce the number of tax brackets and cut tax credits to simplify Montana’s income tax system.

Tracy Stone-Manning confirmed as director of DEQ

Some Republicans worried about Stone-Manning’s past ties to Earth First and her positions on the the livestock industry and natural resource extraction.

Sen. Max Baucus to retire

Democratic Sen. Max Baucus has decided to retire, Democratic officials said Tuesday.

Taxes, budgets and family law mediation

Budget negotiations, taxes, pensions and family law mediation in today’s Daily Digest.

Lawmakers work to avoid budget veto

The Governor’s office says the budget spends too much and doesn’t properly fund areas like corrections and wildfire costs.