HELENA – There are plenty of infrastructure priorities jockeying for scarce state dollars as the Montana Legislature meets this winter, but, with housing costs a burden for many modest-income Montanans, advocates and some lawmakers want to spend state money boosting affordable housing projects. A trio of bills endorsed by a committee of legislators who studied […]
Montana Free Press reporter Leia Larsen and independent data journalist Eric Dietrich talk about what inspires them to pursue the news, and their hopes for the future of nonprofit journalism.
Youth suicide, honoring an officer, coal plants, switchblades, and plastic straws: lawmakers have a lot to discuss during Week 3 of the legislative session.
It’s a boon for Montana economies to have airports close at hand. But across the big state there are plenty of gaps.
A loose-knit, ever-evolving group of Republican legislators is making waves and causing headaches in the 66th Montana Legislature. So who are the lawmakers in the “Solutions Caucus,” and what’s their agenda?
Democrats may be in the minority in the Legislature, but the governor’s veto pen gives them a seat at the table.
The halls and hearing rooms of the Montana Capitol will echo with chatter about student loans, firefighter health, rape kits, and a deluge of bill requests the week of Jan. 14. Here are some topics to follow.
House lawmakers reconcile over rules, delivering what could be a major blow to ‘kill committees.’