Peer support specialists help Montanans cope with mental and addiction disorders. A bill could channel more funding to the program, but lawmakers need to find solutions for Medicaid expansion first.
This week, committees will see bills on biometric data privacy, on the deregulation of the cottage animal treat business, on the public’s right to know about the state settling lawsuits, on slashing income taxes for veteran pensions, and on the regulation of hemp farming.
Legistats touts itself as an “objective” measure of party loyalty. But the GOP’s self-described “Solutions Caucus” says it brings out the worst of the political system.
Bills on ending suspension of driver’s licenses for unpaid fees, letting legislators carry pistols on state property and controlling the weather, among other issues.
Two hot-button bills get Senate approval after a flip-flop vote and heated debate.
As Montana lawmakers debate Medicaid expansion, a caretaker wonders what the future holds for her family
The Montana Legislature is currently embroiled in a debate about whether or how the state’s Medicaid expansion program should continue. Coverage for 96,000 Montanans like Andrea Melle hangs in the balance.
A controversial bill meant to give NorthWestern Energy scaled-back regulatory oversight at Colstrip is one big step closer to becoming law.
A bill designed to address controversies in political central committees is making its way through the statehouse. It’s also dredging up disputes within Montana’s GOP.
This week lawmakers discuss arming teachers, delisting grizzly bears, listing e-cigarettes, requiring abortion doctors to offer ultrasounds, and green-lighting probationers and parolees for medical marijuana.
Montana museums, symphonies and theater organizations supported by the program will have to tell audiences some of their support comes from coal taxes