The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday when lawyers for local governments announced they were on the verge of a $26 billion settlement with the nation's three biggest drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson.
The bill says local governments may not adopt or enforce any ordinances or resolution that prohibit the sale of vaping products.
The 2019 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that 58.3% of students had vaped, and nearly 19% had vaped on school property, in the 30 days prior to the survey.
Direct payments of up to $1,400 for most Americans. Aid to schools and businesses. Here are highlights of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill that's nearing final passage.
Montana cities working to cut carbon pollution from their energy supply are objecting to a pro-coal bill that could jeopardize their efforts.
A Democratic priority this session, to boost high-speed internet infrastructure throughout the state, would allow local governments to partner…
The bill passed a second reading along mostly party lines, 65-35.
Rep. David Bedey, R-Hamilton, said HB 121 makes elected officials accountable to those who disagree with the health directives, rather than the appointed health officials.
A quorum of the Helena City Commission voted Monday to form a new urban renewal district encompassing the former Capital Hill Mall site and su…
Montanans were approving by 51 percent of the vote a measure to remove local governments' power to regulate the carrying of permitted concealed weapons in Montana.
A late push in U.S. Census responses has observers hopeful Montana could still be in the mix for a second U.S. House seat, despite a court-ordered pause of the count.
Ballot measure would restrict local government gun laws
The Lewis and Clark County Board of Commissioners appointed Amy Reeves as the county's new treasurer, clerk and recorder during Thursday's reg…
When government forces businesses to close (even if it is for a pandemic), it’s a “taking” in the legal sense. And we can think about $3 trillion in federal bailout spending as “just compensation” to businesses and employees for that taking. Basically, we have decided to borrow from future generations in an attempt to stop a virus and save the economy.
After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill.
Lewis and Clark County is considering spending about $1 million in open space bonding for a 3,100-acre Helena–area conservation easement broug…
Three petitions are circulating Helena to prompt a recall vote of the mayor and two city commissioners.
Several states are seeing COVID-19 spikes and records, and some are turning to mask mandates. Here's what you should know about face masks and more of the latest virus developments.
The windy weekend left a large number of damaged trees and debris around the city that urban forestry staff is "working diligently to address,…
After hearing from county governments concerned about COVID-19 costs, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines is asking that 45% of federal aid to states automatically go to local governments.
Montana’s lone Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Susan Good Geise said she is withdrawing from the race to focus on the COVID-19 pandemic in h…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan compromise was approved by the Senate Wednesday night, and House leaders predict final congressional approval Friday.