Helena Independent Record - Politics

State audit finds misuse of state vehicle by Secretary of State's office

A state audit found that the Secretary of State misused a state vehicle to commute to and from work. Read more

Montana attorney general travels to US-Mexico border

HELENA — Montana attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Tim Fox is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border to spotlight what he calls a crisis that has brought an influx of illegal drugs to the state. Read more

Montana legislators fail to override governor's 8 vetoes

Montana lawmakers were unable to override Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock's vetoes of eight bills that had passed with more than a two-thirds majority. Read more

Montana school officials change plan to identify autism

Montana public school officials are revising their plan to create a checklist to identify children with autism amid criticism that the proposal was too restrictive and could misidentify some students. Read more

Bullock says he's qualified for 2nd debates; plans town halls during 1st he'll miss

As Montana Gov. Steve Bullock plans to make the most of being excluded from the first Democratic presidential primary debates at the end of the month, his campaign said Tuesday he has qualified for the second round. Read more

Former tribal president charged with defrauding federal government

A former president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe is set to plead guilty in federal court to charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud the federal government. Read more

Rosendale running for Montana's US House seat in 2020

State Auditor Matt Rosendale, a Republican, said Monday he's running for Montana's open U.S. House seat. Read more

Bullock runs on winning in a GOP state

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — In a low-ceilinged and even lower-lit bar and pizza joint on a humid early summer night, the governor of Montana last week introduced himself to some of the Iowans who will play a part in deciding what the rest of his life looks l… Read more

Long, brutal 2018 winter caused 37,000 livestock deaths in Montana — and that's a low estimate

Montana lost more than 37,000 cattle in the deadly winter of the 2018, mostly in plains counties where snow piled deep and stayed late, according to federal data. Read more

Stapleton switches to US House race

After previously announcing a bid for governor, Republican Secretary of State Corey Stapleton on Saturday jumped into the U.S. House race. Read more

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