Charlie Brereton wants to remake much of Montana’s disjointed health care system for mental healthcare, addiction treatment and developmental disabilities into something functional, even harmonious. With the backing of Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte, a generous state budget surplus and alliances with key lawmakers, Brereton’s plan is playing out in an environment ripe for reform. Supporters…
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Montana’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel has filed a formal complaint against Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, alleging in 41 counts that Knudsen and his attorneys violated the state’s rules of professional conduct during litigation over legislative subpoena powers. Here’s what you need to to know about the disciplinary proceedings against Montana’s top attorney and law-enforcement…
An attorney representing the Montana Attorney General’s Office and the Office of Public Instruction argued in federal court Monday that a state law restricting drag performances and drag story hours should take effect while a legal challenge against it continues.
Gov. Greg Gianforte is asking a Lewis and Clark County district court judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging his veto of Senate Bill 442, major bipartisan legislation from the 2023 session that reallocated marijuana tax revenue to conservation and county road projects.
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The criminal cases against the seven people arrested during protests in support of Missoula Democratic Rep. Zooey Zephyr in the latter days of the 68th Legislature were dismissed after attorneys with Lewis and Clark County filed motions to drop the charges.
Montana homeowners have from Aug. 15 until Oct. 1 to file for rebates of as much as $675 on their 2022 property taxes. Learn more in our tax rebate FAQ.
Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen alleged in a recent radio interview that local election officials have “stonewalled” state investigations into voter misconduct. Fact check: There have been no documented state investigations into voter misconduct in Montana.
PSC commissioners are seeking input about what constituents like, or don’t like, about NorthWestern Energy’s 2023 Integrated Resource Plan. In that plan, Montana’s largest electric utility eyes gas plant generation and pumped hydropower, a technology that’s been proposed but not implemented in the state.
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