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Gov. Gianforte signs MEPA bill into law

Sen. Mark Noland, a Republican businessman from Bigfork, said he sponsored the measure after seeing his friends’ livelihoods impacted by timber sales that had been halted under the Montana Environmental Policy Act.

Abortion providers, state attorneys spar over new restrictions

A Helena district court judge on Tuesday barred the state from enforcing five new abortion restrictions while litigation over their constitutionality continues. The order from the bench came at the end of a three-and-a-half-hour court proceeding featuring Montana abortion providers, medical witnesses and state agency representatives.

Montana TikTok ban draws multiple court challenges

Less than a week after Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill that will ban Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok in Montana, the newly minted law has already drawn court challenges, one filed last week by a group of users and a second, filed Monday, by the company itself. They could block the ban before it…


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