Monday’s hearing featured hours of testimony on the state’s use of a model to estimate wolf populations.
While the group is touting itself as educational, a spokesman for legislative Republicans called it political.
The bipartisan redistricting commission will spend four days debating how to draw Montana's 100 state House districts.
"Marriage is between a man and a woman," said Sen. Steve Daines. "I’m opposed to this bill and believe it’s another attempt by Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats to distract the American people."
The governor’s budget proposal is an opening message to legislators about the administration’s priorities and proposed policies for the next two years.
The Governor’s Office confirmed this week it will seek changes to the formula lawmakers created the 2021 legislative session to spend revenue generated by recreational cannabis sales.
The Bureau of Land Management this week issued guidance for how leases will be handled under new laws created by the Inflation Reduction Act.
Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen is appealing all four election-related laws that were struck down by a state district judge this year.
The Montana Department of Justice said it is investigating the former trooper's allegations.
Despite a change in House Republican leadership that reflects the right wing of the caucus, committee chair assignments for the upcoming session flowed more from experience than an ideological shift.
FWP will no longer seek blanket approval for the program, instead bringing leases to the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission for approval.
Montana's vaccination discrimination law is one of the most controversial pandemic-related measures passed by Republican state lawmakers in 2021.
“We're looking forward. And we're going to learn,” Daines said. “There will be lessons learned certainly from this last cycle. You always learn a lot, and we'll take those lessons learned and apply them going forward.”
A judge stopped short of agreeing with two environmental groups seeking a complete halt to hunting and trapping wolves in Montana.
Lawmakers gathered in Helena on Wednesday to elect leadership.
The association's board of trustees made the announcement Friday and it was effective that day, according to a spokesperson.
State officials on Tuesday randomly selected races and precincts for post-election audits to check the accuracy of ballot-counting machines.
Montana counties finished counting the 2022 general election’s provisional, military and overseas ballots Monday.
Republican Ryan Zinke was elected to Montana's western U.S. House seat with 50% of the vote.
In a 500-page feasibility study, the Department of Environmental Quality puts forth three scenarios in which the community of 2,300 keeps its water supply with monthly bills ranging from $68 to $126, without subsidies.
The result caps a string of ballot defeats, months after the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade galvanized abortion-rights voters.
The governor said he'd release the full budget next week.
The Associated Press called the race for Zinke on Thursday morning.
Constitutional Amendment 48 had 82% of the statewide vote.
"I think there's a sizeable number or group of voters that want a nonpartisan judiciary," political scientist Jessi Bennion said Wednesday.
Rural counties on Tuesday continued approving local option taxes on recreational marijuana sales by huge margins.
Montana Republicans appeared to have a lock on a supermajority in the state Legislature by Wednesday.
By Wednesday afternoon, Gustafson had 220,692 votes to Brown's 187,194. Turnout in the state was nearly 57% and and about 75% of votes statewide were counted.