Ending months of speculation, Bullock makes 2020 presidential bid official. WATCH: Announcement video touts bipartisan fight against ‘dark money.’
Veteran Montana political reporter Charles Johnson and longtime Billings reporter and columnist Ed Kemmick break down all the action at the 2019 Montana GOP State Officers’ Convention.
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The ‘Catch and Keep Act’ — grants for grads who commit to rural careers — didn’t pass the 2019 Montana Legislature. But lawmakers did renew a program helping rural teachers with student loans.
House Majority Whip Derek Skees reflects on conservative losses in the 2019 Legislature. “Democrats got everything they wanted.”
Hard-right Republicans blame legislative defeats on moderate compromisers. Here’s how the Montana ‘Solutions Caucus’ voted on key issues.
Their admirers see them as pragmatic problem solvers. Their detractors say they abandon conservative principles to work with Democrats. How do Republican Reps. Llew Jones and Nancy Ballance view the outcomes of the 2019 Legislature?
The so-called Solutions Caucus carried Medicaid expansion renewal, infrastructure funding, and political central committee reform. The also saw some last-day defeats.
Burton K. Wheeler was an original maverick. A “Political Hellraiser,” according to a new full-length biography of the former Montana Senator by historian Marc Johnson.
As the 2019 Montana legislative session winds down, we check back in on some previously highlighted bills to see what became of them.
Sold as a way to let legislators fine-tune the state budget, companion bills rankle lobbyists and some lawmakers as they’re used to enact last-minute deals.