MTFP’s ongoing guide to who’s contending to represent Montana.
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.
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.
Stalled on a 25-25 vote last week, a bill renewing Montana’s expanded Medicaid program sputters forward as the Senate as a redo lands 26-24.
A 2.5 cent-per-gallon fuel tax increase could help rural Montana airfields with maintenance. Opponents worry a higher rate would discourage commercial flights into the state.