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What we’re watching in week 17 — Last-minute legislation and maneuvering.

What we’re looking forward to in week 17 of the Montana Legislature: last-minute legislation and maneuvering.

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What we’re watching in week 16 — separation of powers and the future of Colstrip.

What we’re looking forward to in week 16 of the Montana Legislature: Separation of powers and the future of Colstrip.

Republicans target alleged bias in Supreme Court crisis

A challenge to the Legislature’s judicial appointment law spirals into a Republican-led investigation of the Montana judiciary over missing records. Democrats call it a ‘witch hunt’ designed to smear the judicial branch.

A challenge to the Legislature’s judicial appointment law spirals into a Republican-led investigation of the Montana judiciary over missing records. Democrats call it a ‘witch hunt’ designed to smear the judicial branch.

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What we’re looking forward to in week 15 of the Montana Legislature: parental rights and competing tax bills for adult-use marijuana.

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What we’re looking forward to in week 14 of the Montana Legislature: piecing together the budget puzzle.

On the governor’s behalf

Lieutenant Governor Kristen Juras has long been known as a legal analyst with staunchly conservative social views. Now, she’s pulling the levers of policy in the state Capitol.

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A court divided?

House Bill 325 would ask voters to approve election of state Supreme Court justices by districts, rather than statewide. Supporters say the change would encourage better representation on the state’s most powerful bench. Critics call it ‘judicial gerrymandering.’

The Session podcast

Week 12: Tracking the budget in the House, a windfall of federal cash, and new rules for legalized marijuana.

The Session podcast

Week 11: The state budget takes shape, and marijuana regulation is coming soon.

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Week 10: What made it, and what didn’t, through the halfway point of the Montana Legislature

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