More states OK postpartum Medicaid coverage beyond two months
Montana lawmakers in the recently ended legislative session voted for a state budget that contains $6.2 million in state and federal funds over the next two years to extend continuous postpartum eligibility from 60 days to 12 months after pregnancy.
Is Montana’s pandemic tourism boom over?
Tourism officials say that while Montana remains a popular destination, hotel occupancy numbers show visitation leveling off.
CSKT’s push to protect Flathead Lake and its native trout
Tribes turn to comprehensive strategy to sustain the lake’s native fishery.
Subdivision proposal underscores development concerns in Bitterroot Valley
Residents in burgeoning Ravalli County worry about water quality, traffic and the loss of agricultural heritage.
Veto politics set up standoffs between Gianforte and lawmakers
Democrats say governor wants help defeating veto overrides — or major bipartisan policy in jeopardy.
BLM rule proposes to put conservation on ‘equal footing’ with other uses
A conservation organization called the proposal a ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’ to improve the condition of public land. An oil-and-gas group argued that the agency is overstepping its authority.
Eureka school project produces twin tiny homes
Federal COVID-19 relief funds are tying trades education, workforce development and affordable housing together in northwest Montana.
Gianforte takes veto scalpel to infrastructure bill
The governor used his line-item veto power to cut $23 million from the $1.2 billion House Bill 5, striking projects that were criticized as pork-barrel spending.
Indian Caucus priorities signed into law
Gov. Greg Gianforte signed the Montana Indian Child Welfare Act and a bill revising Indian Education For All laws this week.
CEO of Western Montana Mental Health steps down
Levi Anderson helmed one of the state’s largest behavioral health providers for five years.