Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte is expected to sign the bill.
The bill would allow student-athletes to be compensated for advertising with a business or through social media, like Tik Tok, while the NCAA is set to roll out their own rules allowing the same approvals.
The Montana House narrowly advanced a bill Monday that seeks to make it easier for Native Americans to vote, even as Republican lawmakers are pushing election restrictions.
A bill to up the penalties for false criminal reports passed an initial vote in the GOP-controlled House on Thursday.
"I am committed to appointing judges transparently, providing for robust public input, and ensuring judges have a diversity of legal background and subject matter expertise,” Gov. Gianforte said Tuesday after the bill signing.
"Certainly, I think it's got to be one of the bigger conversations for the second half of the legislative session," said Rep. Mike Hopkins, R-Missoula.
Attorneys and judges had urged lawmakers to consider the consequences of campaign donors having branded judges who succeed on the ballot.
Seventeen Republicans joined all 33 Democrats to defeat the bill on second reading. Legislators could try to revive the bill on a motion to reconsider that vote.
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.
Business owners in the Glacier National Park area shared their concerns with U.S. Sen. Steve Daines at a discussion in West Glacier Friday.
Billings Rep. Rodney Garcia rejected the call to resign Monday, saying that the "only way I would give my resignation is if God asked me to."
The first Democratic candidate for Montana governor has filed her paperwork with state regulators.
A bill seen as key to reviving efforts to “Save Colstrip” was narrowly advanced by House lawmakers Thursday after receiving crucial support from Democrats.
A bill aimed at cracking down on human trafficking passed the Montana House on Saturday. The bill would target pimps by implementing the state's current prostitution laws and criminalize a wider number of sexual activities, including non-intercourse sexual contact.
HELENA — The Montana House has endorsed a bill that would legalize sports betting in the state.
A Bozeman lawmaker has introduced a bill to increase the penalties for assaulting journalists just hours before U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is sc…
Montana lawmakers are being asked to consider a bill that would make it illegal for a physician to prescribe drugs to hasten the death of a te…
The Montana House has passed a compromise rules package aimed at preventing Republican infighting and ensuring all bills assigned to committee…
Democrat J. Bryher Herak’s time as a mediator for the Montana Human Rights Bureau helped prepare her for a run at the Montana House of Represe…
Republican Greg DeVries’ self-employed status is but one of many traits he hopes will set him apart in the eyes of Jefferson County voters in …
GREAT FALLS — Montana's House speaker is defending pending budget cuts that critics say will harm health services and education across the state.
MISSOULA — It seemed simple enough: Cut $200,000 from the annual budget for a team of water compact negotiators who had completed their job an…
Rep. Kimberly Dudik is on track to have more bills become law than any other member of the Montana House.