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GOP legislative candidate charged with deceptive election practices

Jefferson County candidate Tim McKenrick allegedly told officials that he falsified his signature to “test” election integrity

A Montana Republican running for a seat in House District 75 has been charged with one count of felony deceptive election practices in Jefferson County. Election officials allege he falsified his signature on an absentee ballot return envelope in a May school board of trustees race.

What Montana politicians are saying about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Sens. Tester, Daines criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin. Gov. Gianforte said he’s praying for the safety of the Ukrainian people. Rep. Rosendale said the U.S. “has no legal or moral obligation” to be involved in the conflict.

Sens. Tester, Daines criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin. Gov. Gianforte said he’s praying for the safety of the Ukrainian people. Rep. Rosendale said the U.S. “has no legal or moral obligation” to be involved in the conflict.

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How Montana got its new congressional map

Democrats wanted a competitive western district. Republicans wanted a simple split. The chair of Montana’s Districting and Apportionment wanted compromise. Here’s how that all boiled down to the state’s new U.S. House districts.

Nine ways to divide Montana

An effort to divide Montana into two districts for U.S. House elections over the next decade now has a set of nine finalist maps — and an unmistakable partisan divide. The maps were advanced this week by the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission, which is up against a Nov. 14 deadline for drawing the new…

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The Session podcast

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

The Session podcast

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.

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.’

The Session podcast

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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