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Gianforte announces vaccine expansion

More Montanans will soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday that he is expanding the list of eligible...

In surprise vote, House kills Democratic municipal broadband proposal

Democratic legislation that would allow local governments to own or operate broadband systems died in a final House vote Tuesday morning after a dramatic...

Montana leading the way at chipping away abortion rights

When Rep. Lola Sheldon-Galloway introduced a bill in the Montana House two years ago that would have prohibited abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy,...

Lawmakers have whirlwind day at Capitol as transmittal deadline nears

Lawmakers did not stray from hot-button issues and fiery debates on Monday as they fought against the clock to dispose of more than 140...

Senate confirms Cardona as Education Secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed Miguel Cardona to lead the U.S. Department of Education in a 64-33 vote. Cardona, a longtime educator from Connecticut, will...

Looking to Kentucky’s past to explain Montana’s future?

The nominee to be Montana’s next health director faced an unwieldy disease outbreak and pushed Medicaid work requirements — two issues looming in Montana...

States look at ways to curb rising drug prices

Fed up with a lack of federal action to lower prescription drug costs, state legislators around the country are pushing bills to penalize drugmakers...

State funding for public radio on chopping block in proposed bill

Radio listeners and staffers warned the House Energy, Technology and Federal Relations committee this week that legislation to end state support for Montana Public...

House takes up bills on computer programming, vaccination, students with disabilities

On Thursday, the Montana House killed an education bill to include software programming in schools, legislation pushed in committee by the Governor’s Office. “This specifically...

Montana Senate wants to add verification to assistance, Medicaid programs

A new state program  being considered in the Montana Senate would require more verification checks for state and federal assistance programs like Medicaid and...

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