Healthcare

Bills restricting trans athletes, abortion, advance

The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed a series of bills restricting abortion and limiting transgender Montanans who wish to participate in interscholastic or...

Abortion bills get committee vote Thursday

Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee will vote Thursday on a series of proposals to limit abortions in Montana, part of a broader push...

Testimony positive for direct patient care bill

Dr. Brandon Bilyeu knew when he was in a high school class in Red Lodge what he wanted to do. He wasn’t going to...

Supporters, opponents debate two transgender bills

Steven-Bear Twoteeth told members of the house judiciary committee Monday that he was scared walking into the Capitol Monday. “As a trans indigenous man I...

Transgender athletes bill could mean revenue losses for communities

Some Montana colleges and communities could miss out on revenue from hosting sporting events if a bill that would require K-16 athletes to participate...

Liability shield bill passes committee

A heavily amended version of legislation designed to shield businesses, nonprofits and other private sector organizations from civil liability related to COVID-19 passed out...

Rep. Bedey: Bills would create checks on health, emergency orders

Republicans are pushing a suite of legislation this session that would rein in the authority under which the government can impose COVID-19 mitigation measures.  Rep. David...

Montana Dems tout three healthcare bills

After last week’s proposal by legislative Republicans to establish a baseline budget for the state’s health and human services budget $1 billion lower than...

Gianforte announces directive to lift capacity and hour restrictions of bars...

Keeping with the theme of a COVID-19 response that shifts responsibility from government mandates to individuals, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Wednesday a new directive...

Lawmakers consider two bills to regulate transgender youth

A Whitefish Republican wants to ban transgender athletes from competing in K-16 sports — a move a federal judge blocked in a similar bill...

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