I think it was the 1977 Montana Republican state convention, and the speaker standing before the delegates was newly elected Congressman Ron M…
Wolf numbers in Montana must be reduced to “sustainable” populations with more aggressive means of take allowed in areas with higher wolf numbers under a bill signed Friday.
State Supreme Court Associate Justice Jim Rice wrote the subpoena for his communications was an "inappropriate overreach by the Department of Justice and the State Legislature."
The law eliminates the judicial nomination commission and gives Gov. Gianforte direct appointment power of state district court judges and Supreme Court justices upon a vacancy.
Lt. Gov. Kristen Juras said it is a "fiction" to call the Judicial Nominating Commission a nonpartisan body.
A decade after Montana resumed state management of wolves, including hunting and trapping seasons, management and legislation continues to be controversial.
"... the content of a man's character or a woman's character to serve in that capacity is more important than any other issue that I have to consider as a matter of conscience," former Republican Gov. Marc Racicot said Tuesday evening on Home Ground.
One of Butte’s most iconic neon signs — and certainly its loftiest — is operating consistently and at full strength for the first time in decades.
Rep. Bob Brown, the Thompson Falls Republican whose amendment watered down legislation this year to increase oversight of programs for troubled teens, was once a counselor and supervisor at a program himself. But that’s hardly the exception to the industry’s hands-on approach to state policy ever since regulators got involved.
Rep. Bob Brown, the Thompson Falls Republican whose amendment watered down legislation this year to increase oversight of teen programs for troubled teens, was once a counselor and supervisor at a program himself. But that’s hardly the exception to the industry’s hands-on approach to state policy ever since regulators got involved.
The oversight of private residential treatment programs for troubled teens in Montana no longer rests in the hands of program owners who, for the past 12 years, have regulated the same programs they operate.
The Montana Legislature sent Gov. Steve Bullock a bill Thursday to move oversight of the private teen treatment industry to the state health department, ending 16 years of a system that essentially let an industry catering to troubled teens and desperate parents police itself.
A bill to eliminate the self-regulating model for private residential programs for troubled kids passed the Senate Wednesday with amendments approved by the House.
A bill to shift oversight of private residential programs for troubled teens to the Department of Public Health and Human Services passed the House Wednesday and will move to the Senate floor for a final vote.
A bill that would move oversight of private residential programs for troubled teens away from a board that has been equated to the "fox guarding the henhouse" passed a second House reading on Monday — but not before a Thompson Falls lawmaker added an amendment eliminating the requirement for programs to adopt minimum standards of care.
Wildlife and natural resources are always prominent issues at the Montana Legislature, and this session has featured its share of bills on wol…
Montana lawmakers will consider about a dozen bills in the coming weeks that could shape the future of wolf management and trapping in the state.
A conference Saturday in Whitefish featuring Ammon Bundy, who led two armed standoffs with federal authorities, has sparked a statewide ad campaign and plans for a counter event.
BOZEMAN — Among the candidates and issues on Montana's November ballot is a referendum asking voters to extend for another 10 years a property tax that raises nearly $20 million a year to help support the state's public colleges and universities.