2018 Montana Politics

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Mary Sheehy Moe: Budget cuts turn teaching into crowd control, strip away innovation

Larger class size isn’t the only change that makes teaching harder.

Montanans shining spotlight on learning disability that affects 1 in 5 people

Smith said a second bill might address the best way for colleges to train teachers to work with students with dyslexia.

Montana Governor Bullock’s budget boosts preschool, pays for Medicaid expansion, plans for infrastructure

It also puts aside $303 million for the state’s rainy day fund.

Montana’s Sen. Russ Tempel, R-Chester, and Havre Democrat Paul Tuss on modern politics

neither Tempel nor Tuss attacked the other during their campaigns.

"Why would I do that?" Tempel asked. "He was a good candidate."

How will Montana Senator Jon Tester navigate a changed U.S. Senate? Like he always has

"We need to get some things done in Washington. We need to work together. We need to put aside the political pettiness …," Tester said.

Zinke Says He Won’t Run For Montana Governor In 2020

He says there are exciting candidates who will be running and that he plans to continue his job at the Interior Department.

Thanks to all who ran for office

"This country is better than many thought. We just have to bring it the rest of the way." Rev. Al Sharpton

Missoula YMCA offering childcare help on Election Day

Parents may drop off children for a maximum of two hours while they vote and must bring some form of photo ID with them.

Why doesn’t Montana mandate that companies give employees time off to vote while the majority of states do?

The majority of US states have time-off-to-vote laws, also referred to as voter-leave laws, and have different requirements and exceptions for employers and employees.

Too Late To Mail Absentee Ballots, Hand Deliver Instead

Montana voters who have not yet mailed in their absentee ballot are out of time to do so and county election officials now suggest hand delivering ballots to make sure they are counted.