The halls and hearing rooms of the Montana Capitol will echo with chatter about student loans, firefighter health, rape kits, and a deluge of bill requests the week of Jan. 14. Here are some topics to follow.
A loose-knit, ever-evolving group of Republican legislators is making waves and causing headaches in the 66th Montana Legislature. So who are the lawmakers in the “Solutions Caucus,” and what’s their agenda?
We're exploring Montana's economic future. You can come along.
In the inaugural Montana Lowdown podcast, House Appropriations Committee co-chair Nancy Ballance weighs-in on the ideological battle for the heart and soul of the Republican caucus.
Montana’s tech sector is a bright spot on the state’s economic landscape, but Montanans don’t always have the tech skills employers want. This program aims to tackle that.
Despite a new hurdle a federal judge in Texas presented to national health care law, key architects of a forthcoming bill to renew Medicaid expansion in Montana said they plan to forge ahead.
Montana voters turned out for the 2018 Midterm Election in numbers that rivaled a presidential election year. We take a look at the forces that drove Montanans to the polls at higher rates than nearly every state.
On the list of ideas for tackling the twin challenges that plague Montana workers — scarce rural jobs and low wages even in cities — telework is close to the top.
As better internet access connects even far-flung rural communities with the rest of the world, it seems to promise Montanans a way to have their cake and eat it too: a fulfilling career at a city wage without having to leave the Last Best Place.
A professional misconduct complaint against former lawmaker Art Wittich, stemming from his 2010 primary election campaign, has been dismissed.
Republicans blocked an attempt to advance proposed changes to House rules that require a supermajority vote to bring stalled bills to the floor, setting up a fight for the first week of the Legislature.
The Long Streets project takes a deep dive into Montana’s economy. In the first installment, Eric Dietrich looks at the jobs landscape as the backdrop for further exploration into the state’s economic future.
In the same election that saw voters pick Democrat Sen. Jon Tester over conservative favorite Matt Rosendale, voters also sent Republican Greg Gianforte back to the U.S. House. Here’s a look at where Tester and Gianforte won in Montana.