2019 Montana Legislature and Politics

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A New Angle Podcast – Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins is a reason to believe

In 1994, Wilmot Collins fled civil war in Liberia and somehow landed in Montana. Learn more about his amazing journey, his dedication to public service, and his inspiring rise to Mayor of his adopted home of Helena.

Steve Bullock On Why He’s Running For President

As far as what others will be saying in the large field, you know, the best that I can do is say, here’s why I’m doing it, here’s what I believe that we can do, and leave that for the voters to decide.

On Eve of Infrastructure Week, Governor Bullock Signs Suite of Infrastructure Bills Investing $400 Million in Montana Communities

“These long-term investments in every corner of Montana will have a lasting impact that allow urban and rural communities to sustain strong economic growth.” Governor Bullock

Gov. Bullock vetoes bill creating tax abatement for new high-speed broadband

Bullock said Wednesday that most of the tax abatements would go to “large, multistate corporations deploying fiber-optic and coaxial cable in cities.”

Governor Bullock Signs Bill to Support Montana Business Growth and Entrepreneurship

Reauthorization of business development tools to help small businesses expand footprint and support jobs

Montana Governor Bullock Signs Bill Inspired By Havre Small Business Owner & Sponsored By Havre Legislator

“This certainly has been one of my favorite bills to work on,” Bachmeier, a Havre Democrat, said shortly after Bullock signed the measure.

Although future funding is uncertain, Anaconda and Butte preschool programs plan to continue

Efforts to expand preschool funding and to create a statewide pre-K program were unsuccessful this session, forcing state-supported programs like those in Butte and Anaconda to brainstorm how they can penny-pinch over the next two years to stay afloat.

Too many kids aren’t ready to learn when they start school. Can a preschool-lite program help?

“They’re coming in not able to socialize as well as the other kids,” she said. “Sharing is difficult for them, they’re very impulsive. If there’s a disagreement, the first thing they want to do is whack the other kid, or argue or scream or fight.”

Montana Redistricting Committee Asks Public For Nominations

Districts for both state legislative races, and, depending on the outcome of the 2020 Census, how Montanans will elect a second Representative to the U.S. House.

Governor Steve Bullock – Montana is the shining example

Republicans and Democrats came together to do a job for Montanans, and it was done right.