Helena Independent Record - Politics

Judge won't dismiss former Montana Senate candidate's hunting violations case

BOZEMAN — A judge has rejected a motion to throw out several charges alleging former U.S. Senate candidate Troy Downing bought less-costly in-state hunting and fishing licenses when he was not a Montana resident. Read more

Democrat Rob Farris-Olsen to replace Jenny Eck in election for legislative seat

Democrat Rob Farris-Olsen will replace House Minority Leader Jenny Eck on the ballot in the election for her Helena seat.  Read more

Score one for the dogs: Board votes to continue to allow them in barbershops, salons

The Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists decided Monday to continue to allow dogs and other animals in salons and barbershops. Read more

Montana delegation splits from Trump, backs findings of Russian meddling

As Republican President Donald Trump questioned his own agencies' intelligence findings Monday, Montana's U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, who went to Russia at the start of this month, rebuked the president, as did Montana's senior U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and … Read more

Bullock to head national governors group, calls for focus on jobs

When Montana Gov. Steve Bullock takes over as chair of the National Governors Association later this week, he’ll launch an initiative aimed at training and retraining workers to meet changing employer demands. Read more

Montana Republicans fail to get enough votes for special session

HELENA — Republican lawmakers failed to get enough support to call a special session to consider referenda to counter two proposed ballot initiatives. Read more

Groups who spent big to influence Tester's Supreme Court vote in 2017 are silent now

One year after spending nearly $1 million trying to leverage a Supreme Court confirmation vote from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, Trump backers are showing little interest in getting the Montana Democrat’s vote for nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Read more

Tester, Williams head to Great Falls to rally Montana Democrats for fall elections

GREAT FALLS — As Montana Democrats gathered at a convention center near the river here to set their platform, the party’s top candidates in this fall's election rallied the crowd to go out and talk to voters around the state about their campaigns. Read more

London demonstrators march against Trump, mock with giant balloon

LONDON — A giant balloon depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as a screaming orange baby flew over London Friday as tens of thousands marched through the streets to protest the American leader's visit to the U.K. Read more

Tester takes in $3 million, spends heavily to counter Trump

BILLINGS — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester brought in a personal record $3 million in the latest fundraising quarter, yet saw his cash reserves drop as the Montana Democrat spends heavily to counter President Donald Trump's push to oust him. Read more

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