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Clearing out a confidentiality clause

Ethics complaints are no longer confidential in Montana after Gianforte signs Missoula Rep. Brad Tschida's 'Bullock-Brad Battle Bill.'

Ethics complaints are no longer confidential in Montana after Gianforte signs Missoula Rep. Brad Tschida’s ‘Bullock-Brad Battle Bill.’

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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.

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

Unanimous Senate votes to override Gianforte’s first veto

The dispute is over a bill that would make it easier for the Legislature to repeal rules passed by state agencies, teeing up tug-of-war between the executive and legislative branches of state government.

Montana’s Senate voted unanimously Friday to override the first veto issued by Gov. Greg Gianforte, defending a bill that would make it easier for the Legislature to repeal administrative rules issued by state agencies.

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The Session podcast

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.

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.

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The Session podcast

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

The Session podcast

Week 9: the Montana Legislature’s transmittal week logjam

The Session podcast

Week 8: Capitol reporters discuss taxes, public health and labor unions.

Weaponizing the weather

Montana Republicans deploy Texas’ deep-freeze blackout as a black eye for renewable energy. But frozen wind turbines weren’t the problem — frozen gas pipelines and lack of planning were.

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