One judicial vacancy was created by a judge's retirement, while the other was created with new funding from the state Legislature.
"DPHHS could just as easily have issued a press release stating the same suggestions, without abusing the rulemaking process," the Montana Nurses Association said.
Justice Jim Shea authored the opinion Thursday, writing neither the state Constitution nor its framers' recorded intent required an independent commission to screen judicial applicants.
He served one term in the governor's office, bowing out of his re-election bid in 1992 due to health concerns.
Kurt Krueger, a District Court judge from Silver Bow County, will serve in Chief Justice Mike McGrath's place for the remainder of the case.
Republican Gov.-elect Greg Gianforte on Thursday released the roster and salaries of his incoming office's staff.
If successful, the measure would need to gather more than 50,000 signatures and would go before voters in two years.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Cooney pledged this week to work to strengthen the state’s public access programs and to veto legislation privatizing wildlife.
Gathered with supporters in the parking lot at Action Electric in Billings Thursday, Greg Gianforte spoke of lifting the state's economy past its COVID-19 slump by supporting local industry.
BOZEMAN — Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney told people gathered in an auditorium here Friday night that he was the governor candidate with the necessary experience to run the state and protect progress made under 16 years of Democratic control of the governor's office, while Missoula businesswoman Whitney Williams said she has the fresh ideas to take on an increasingly challenging political landscape.
Montana’s Democratic candidates for governor will meet in Billings on Feb. 12 for the only currently scheduled primary forum.
Early in Montana’s 2020 race for governor, big names are showing up on the donation sheets of presumed front runners.
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his boss, President Donald Trump, moved Friday to tamp down talk that Zinke might be the next Trump administration official to go.
It’s September and the state’s in a state of disaster.
MISSOULA — Gov. Steve Bullock and First Lady Lisa Bullock have announced $29,905 in private grants for the Breakfast after the Bell initiative…
HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock and first lady Lisa Bullock paid $26,425 in federal and state income taxes in 2014 on joint income of slightly mor…