"In all the four years I’ve been here I’ve never seen this many bills that have been dead somewhere else come back in conference committee jammed in bill that had nothing to do with them."
District Court Judge Matt Wald, of Lodge Grass, has been the district court judge in the 22nd Judicial District since 2019.
"In conclusion, the minority does not support the creation of committees for political theater," Democrats wrote in the report released Monday.
Each week, bureau reporters Seaborn Larson and Sam Wilson, along with deputy bureau chief Tom Kuglin, bureau chief Holly Michels and host Thom Bridge, will take their work off the printed and digital page.
There’s only so much that can fit into a report, and there’s always much more tell.
House Bill 429 requires a majority of lawmakers in both the House and Senate to approve of any emergency suspensions of the election laws in the state.
At the end of a press conference Thursday after the echoes of the final gavel rang through the House and Senate chambers, Republican lawmakers started asking where to get a copy of talking points to take back home.
The corrections department began holding men aged 18-26 at the facility in 2016, where they are kept out of sight and sound of the youth, following a federal policy.
“HB 302 ensures additional local voices are engaged on topics of bison relocation,” a spokesperson for Gianforte said in a statement.
The bill also bans voter registration, signature collection, voter turnout and other activities by political committees in some places on college campuses.
Legislators stripped a provision in a different bill, put on by Colstrip Republican Sen. Duane Ankney earlier in the in the week, that also targeted nonprofits.
Legislative Services Division Executive Director Susan Fox confirmed Wednesday the Senate sergeants have been quarantined as close contacts.
Republicans on Tuesday rushed a pair of controversial election bills to the governor’s desk after giving them substantial alterations in recent days.
A bill that increases the tax credit people can claim by giving to a scholarship program for private or public schools from $150 to $200,000 passed the Legislature on Tuesday.
"What I’d really hate to find out is when I go to visit my mother you’re not allowed to,” Rep. Llew Jones, R-Conrad, said.
The amended bill prohibits anyone from turning in another person’s ballot if they receive a “pecuniary benefit” for doing so.
Gallatin County District Court Judge Peter Ohman was confirmed 50-0 by the Senate.
The request is for an additional $850,000.
The bill says local governments may not adopt or enforce any ordinances or resolution that prohibit the sale of vaping products.
The bills Gianforte signed include a ban on abortions after 20 weeks gestational age.
Rep. Jedediah Hinkle's bill would prohibit local governments or health officials and boards from making businesses follow public health mandates issued in a pandemic.
A bipartisan working group made a unified effort Friday to win over the GOP-dominated Senate.