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Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination:


While Montana might be known internationally for recreational jewels such as Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, Native Americans say the state needs to do more to develop and promote its vast tribal ...


Montana bill taxes out-of-state E-commerce firms more accurately:


A bill designed to tax more accurately the profits of out-of-state firms that sell into Montana - particularly via the Internet, or other forms of electronic commerce - passed the Senate Wednesday and ...


Montana House speaker kills mail-ballot bill with parliamentary power:


Republican House Speaker Austin Knudsen is using his parliamentary power to kill a measure allowing counties to hold an all-mail ballot in Montana's May 25 special congressional election. Knudsen has ...


Online town halls set for Montana U.S. House of Representatives election during the first week of May. Submit Your Questions Now:


"By offering the town halls online, we're hoping to reach young people across Montana," said Rachel Huff-Doria, Forward Montana's executive director. "The town halls will provide accessible, fun and ...


Orphan Girl can still be sold in Butte tasting room, but drinkers don't get an extra hour to finish cocktails:


Butte's Orphan Girl http://www.headframespirits.com/ won't be getting kicked to the curb after all. In the flurry over changes this week that Montana's breweries said would have forced them to stop ...


Huffington Post - A Montana Special Election Nobody Is Following Could Deal A Huge Blow To Trump:


Big Sky Country Democrats are running a legendary folk singer with a populist flair http://robquist.org/ against a cartoon plutocrat. Why won't the national party pay attention? By Alexander ...


Montanans, we need your help today. Montana's Senate is trying to kill Orphan Girl sales through our Tasting Room.:


If you want all the detail, you can read our blog post ( http://www.headframespirits.com/the-orphan-girl-killer/ ) Otherwise, we ask you to please contact your Montana State Senator (http://leg.mt.gov/css/Sessions/65th/roster.asp... ...


Montana legislators defund student loan aid for rural teachers, nixing recruiting tool for schools:


Earlier this legislative session, elected representatives from both parties approved tweaks to a student loan payment program designed to attract teachers to rural schools. Paying for the program ...


Montana Senator Scott Sales Wants to Tax Every Cyclist Who Visits the State:




Montana Senate passes broadband internet privacy measure:


The Montana Senate has approved a measure that would bar internet service providers from being awarded state contracts if they collect data from their customers without consent. The Senate voted ...


Montana Legislators decided to raise local school taxes. They just didn't talk about it.:


A legislative committee restored millions of dollars in funding for Montana schools on Tuesday, but only did so by draining a different pool of school payments -- potentially triggering a significant ...


Officials: Montana would be last in nation for higher education spending if state budget stands:


Montana will be dead last in the nation for dollars spent on higher education per pupil if the state budget stands, according the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. And a tuition ...


Governor Bullock Urges Legislators to Pass Bill to Grow Business and Create Good-Paying Jobs:


Bullock's Quality Jobs tax credit bill will increase career and earning opportunities, build quality workforce for Montana businesses Governor Steve Bullock's proposal to incentivize businesses to ...


Republicans on House panel kill Montana Hose of Representatives mail-only ballot option for May 25 election:


Republicans on a Montana House panel voted Wednesday to kill a bill allowing counties to choose to use only mail ballots in the May 25 special congressional election. The 11-8, party-line vote in the ...


Bill would allow for Native American hiring incentives for Montana employers:


Montana employers could get tax credits for hiring Native Americans if House Bill 655 makes it through the Legislature. Rep. George Kipp III, D-Heart Butte, said this is a Montana solution to decreasing ...


Urgent - Call to Action - MT Nonprofit Alert:


I write to ask you to take action today to protect nonprofit nonpartisanship. Time is of the essence . We've heard that proposals to repeal the amendment will become part of comprehensive tax reform. ...


Bill would phase out Styrofoam food containers in Montana:


A bill entering the Montana House would eventually get rid of styrofoam food packaging, be it in to-go boxes or egg cartons. Rep. Shane Morigeau, D-Missoula, says the aim is to protect the ...


North Carolina's bathroom bill cost the state at least $3.7 billion, new analysis finds:


A year after North Carolina enacted a law regulating transgender people's use of public restrooms, sparking boycotts and costing the state jobs and sports events alike, a new analysis says the legislation's ...


Bill focuses on luring films to Montana:


Lawmakers are reviewing a bill that calls for creating tax incentives to lure more film production to what was called "underserved" areas of the state. House Bill 602 requests reigniting a tax incentive ...


The Montana Digital Academy - Budget would slash funding for online classes, hurt smallest schools most:


Montana's proposed budget would slash funding for an online class program that disproportionately serves rural students, where small schools typically struggle to offer specialty classes. The Montana ...


Governor Bullock: "It's time for the games to stop and the bill to pass":


Bullock demands passage of infrastructure package to build Montana communities and create jobs As Governor Bullock's statewide infrastructure bill, House Bill 14, is being heard this morning in House ...


Governor Bullock hopes Montana early education bill rises from ashes:


He said his experience has taught him that bills and good ideas are not dead until the last day of the session and he's hoping 563 will be resurrected. Phil Drake , pdrake@greatfallstribune.com ...


Video: Hearing on Montana vote-by-mail election gets rowdy, room has to be cleared:


A county commissioner who drove over 400 miles to testify told lawmakers Thursday a vote-by-mail election to fill Montana's vacant U.S. House seat would save his rural county money and alleviate concerns ...
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Governor Bullock Proposes to Ban a Statewide General Sales Tax: "Our Montana Constitution needs to reflect our Montana values":


Governor Steve Bullock is proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit a statewide general sales tax and allow Montanans' voices to be heard at the ballot box. "Montanans have rejected time and ...


Governor Bullock Urges Legislature to Pass Fiscally Responsible Mail Ballot Bill:


Governor Steve Bullock this morning urged Montana legislators to pass Senate Bill 305 to allow the special election to fill the vacancy of Montana's lone representative in the U.S. House of Representatives ...


Will Price of Next Frontier Capital testified to the Senate Tax Committee in support of HB 187 to increase the pool of risk capital available in Montana:


Yesterday, On behalf of Next Frontier Capital http://www.nextfrontiercapital.com/ I testified to the Senate Tax Committee in support of HB 187. Rep Jim Hamilton (D) of Bozeman is sponsoring the bill in ...


Bill to expand early education in Montana dies on party-line vote:


For the second legislative session in a row, Republicans have rejected one of Gov. Steve Bullock's top policy priorities: to expand early education in Montana. "Today Republican legislators again told ...


Please Take Action for Renewable Energy in Montana Today - Gov. Steve Bullock:


I am asking you to take action towards combating climate change and investing in Montana's renewable energy industry by contacting the Montana Legislature, today. I believe Montanans should determine ...


Two Senate Republicans seek to eliminate or privatize Montana State Fund:


The state's largest provider of workers compensation insurance would be eliminated or privatized under two bills soon to be introduced by prominent Senate Republicans. JAYME FRASER jayme.fraser@lee.net Full ...


Education official touts pre-K program Montana Legislature considering :


A top Alabama education official is helping Montana Gov. Steve Bullock promote his early childhood education proposal with stories of her state's successful program. Jeana Ross, secretary of the Alabama ...

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