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State employee pay plan advances to full Senate

Senate committee made changes to the bill, but the lump sum dollar amounts remain the same as the House-passed version of the bill.

Budget bill, tax cuts and referendums

Bi-partisan budget vote, spending vs. tax cuts, water rights, bison and election referendums in today’s Daily Digest.

Hopes for tax cuts hinge on Legislature’s spending

As Montanans scrambled to meet this week’s tax deadline, their elected officials worked on simplifying the state tax code and sending money back to taxpayers.

With 2 weeks left, it’s deal-making time in the 2013 Legislature

Here is a look back at the highlights from week 14 of the Legislature.

Senate Republicans wrangle over ‘dark money’

A bill to require a disclaimer on election materials funded by anonymous contributions raised the ire of some Senators today.

Montana lawmakers will consider two referendums, one ending same-day registration, and one implementing a ‘top two” primary system.

Senate Finance and Claims heard testimony on Gov. Bullock’s plan to address the $4.3 billion shortfall in the state pension systems.

Top state budget priorities set to become clearer this weekend

The question now is what’s going to make it in out of the major projects yet to pass.

Capitol Talk April 12, 2013

Desk pounding, gay rights, Missoula College and Medicaid expansion on this week’s “Capitol Talk” from Montana Public Radio.

Legislators target aquatic invasive species

House Bill 586 would ramp up attempts to keep aquatic invasive species like Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels from spreading across Montana.