“I just do not see a good faith argument by Secretary of State Stapleton,” said Lewis and Clark County District Court Judge Mike McMahon.
In tweet, Stapleton alleges bill missed veto deadline because of what the governor’s office calls an administrative paperwork error.
The ‘Catch and Keep Act’ — grants for grads who commit to rural careers — didn’t pass the 2019 Montana Legislature. But lawmakers did renew a program helping rural teachers with student loans.
Hard-right Republicans blame legislative defeats on moderate compromisers. Here’s how the Montana ‘Solutions Caucus’ voted on key issues.
The so-called Solutions Caucus carried Medicaid expansion renewal, infrastructure funding, and political central committee reform. The also saw some last-day defeats.
As the 2019 Montana legislative session winds down, we check back in on some previously highlighted bills to see what became of them.
Sold as a way to let legislators fine-tune the state budget, companion bills rankle lobbyists and some lawmakers as they’re used to enact last-minute deals.
After a turbulent ride through the Montana Legislature, a bill extending Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final legislative hurdle Thursday.