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Recreational pot bill headed to governor’s desk

After a whirlwind 24 hours that saw the fate of the bill change dramatically on more than one occasion, the Legislature has passed House...

Montana to get second congressional district per Census count

Montana on Monday made history — with the help of number crunchers and surveyors from the U.S. Census Bureau — becoming the first state...

Flagship pot bill emerges from Senate committee

They may have just missed 4/20, by which point they had hoped to see House Bill 701 hit the floor, but a committee of...

Governor vetoes wineries bill

A bill that was vetoed Monday by Gov. Greg Gianforte would have put new requirements on state wineries and would have grandfathered in existing...

Bill banning inclusionary zoning gets Gianforte signature

The cities of Bozeman and Whitefish will have to stop enforcing inclusionary zoning ordinances meant to increase the supply of affordable housing after Gov....

Public assistance verification plan hits snag in committee

A House panel Monday afternoon voted to table legislation that would end Medicaid "continuous eligibility" in Montana and require state health officials to cross-check...

Biden pitches big boost in education, health spending

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for...

State budget gets Senate approval

The Montana Senate on Thursday signed off on the state's $12.6 billion budget, rejecting amendments to defund Medicaid expansion and restore cuts made earlier...

Three visions for recreational marijuana emerge from Montana House

Montana's medical marijuana program had a rocky beginning — a ballooning number of dispensaries and patients following legalization in 2004 led to raids by...

Flagship pot bill rescued from the brink after GOP dissent

Mike Milburn, Gov. Greg Gianforte's senior advisor, was on Thursday walking the Capitol halls past the legislative chambers — where the governor had just...

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