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Articles with the Tag: Helena

Secretary of State disputes validity of Governor’s veto on bison bill

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton said Wednesday, May 29, that Gov. Steve Bullock’s veto of a bill tightening the state’s legal definition of “wild bison” was invalid over a paperwork error that kept the veto paperwork from reaching the secretary’s office...

Briefs for May 29, 2019

Sign up to host a student from Germany 
 News from ASSE International Student Exchange Programs ASSE Student Exchange Programs is now seeking American families to host high school students from Germany. All these exceptional students have received a scholarship through The Congress Bundestag Youth ...

The MTFP Election Guide: Who’s running in 2020

HELENA — Montana voters will have a hefty ballot to consider in 2020, packed with decisions about the U.S. presidential election, two of Montana’s three congressional seats, and five statewide offices including governor. Even with a year and a half until Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, Mo...

Montana’s Medicaid expansion renewal bill heads to governor

HELENA — After a turbulent ride through the Montana Legislature, a bill extending Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final legislative hurdle. House Bill 658, carried by Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, revises the state’s Medicaid program considerably. While the bill’...

Montana’s Medicaid expansion renewal bill heads to governor

HELENA — After a turbulent ride through the Montana Legislature, a bill extending Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final legislative hurdle. House Bill 658, carried by Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, revises the state’s Medicaid program considerably. While the bill’...

North Lake County Public Library receives statewide award

News from the Montana Library Association HELENA — On April 13, at the 107th annual Montana Library Association conference held in Helena, the North Lake County Public Library received the 2019 Excellent Library Service Award from the Montana State Library Commission.   The ELSA recognizes...

Ever-changing Colstrip bill receives Senate approval, but concerns linger

HELENA — A bill that would scale back the Montana Public Service Commission’s regulatory authority over the Colstrip generating plant is one significant step closer to becoming law. The Senate voted 32-18 to approve Senate Bill 331 on second reading Wednesday. The proposal has morphed numerous...

Website ranks Republican lawmakers on party loyalty

Is that good for Montana? HELENA — Montana’s child protection system has a problem, Rep. Eric Moore told fellow lawmakers on the House floor March 25. The ranks of child protection staff, the state social workers tasked with the unenviable job of deciding when to remove children from the care ...

School meal participation rises statewide, locally

ST. IGNATIUS – It’s easy for St. Ignatius students to be fueled up and ready to learn thanks to the two hot meals they’re offered at school each day — free of charge. “Not being hungry is one of our most important considerations for students as far as academic achievement,&rd...

Colstrip bill: lawmakers discuss benefits of selling plant Colstrip bill: lawmakers discuss benefits of selling plant

HELENA — More details have surfaced about new legislation that would allow NorthWestern Energy to buy a bigger share of the Colstrip plant for a bargain. Senate Bill 278 would allow an electric utility to purchase more generation capacity in a Montana coal-fired plant for no more than one dollar, bu...


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