"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 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 governor’s budget proposal is an opening message to legislators about the administration’s priorities and proposed policies for the next two years.
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.
After leaving elected office, the 55-year-old formed a band called Corey Stapleton and The Pretty Pirates.
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.
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.
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.
Early returns showed Rosendale with 37% of the vote with less than 25,000 ballots counted.
Republican Bukacek had 55% of the votes counted with 44,381 votes. Democrat John Repke, has received 45% of the vote with 35,823 votes counted.
According to results reported after midnight, Andersen got 52% of the vote out of 523 cast in District 10. In the District 11 race, Walker got 53% out of 847 votes cast.