Montana Governor Greg Gianforte

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Gianforte signs bill greatly increasing education tax credit for private school

Sen. Ellie Hill Smith, D-Missoula, opposed the credit saying, “This is not for students, my friends. This is a tax break for the very wealthy.”

Gianforte signs bills funding $500M in Montana infrastructure projects

The package of nine bills Gianforte signed into law all passed with broad bipartisan support, a departure from recent sessions marked by bitter fights over funding priorities for infrastructure.

Gianforte vetoes Montana childcare task force – California Governor Newsom proposes prekindergarten for all

Former Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock took several swings at establishing a state preschool program during his time in office. Those efforts were rebuffed by the state’s fiscally conservative Republican Legislature.

Montana Just Passed a Bill Limiting Access to Sex Education

Montana’s Republican Governor, Greg Gianforte, has just signed into law two bills targeting LGBTQ youth in schools. Senate Bill 99 will require K-12 schools to notify parents of any curriculum pertaining to human sexuality and allow parents to opt their children out of said courses.

Brazil, India COVID-19 variants reported in Montana – Cases Spiking – Variants may be more deadly, especially to children

On the same day that Gov. Gianforte signed a bill rescinding all mask mandates, two potentially more lethal variants of COVID-19 appeared in Montana, but officials didn’t warn the public as in other states.

Missoulian editorial: Montana must defend its independent watchdogs

It’s left many Montanans wondering: Is this what voters wanted? Is this really what they thought they were voting for?

Missoulian editorial: Montana is set to drain public dollars for private education

The sheer size of the credit makes its intent unmistakable: to take public tax dollars from all Montanans, and use them to financially support private schools.

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signs bill pulling plug on public vote for nuclear power

Some lawmakers who opposed HB 273 said it was overreaching and went against the will of the people.

New Montana Law Blocks Health Mandates That Affect Businesses

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed into law a bill Friday that prohibits actions — such as those taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — that would affect the bottom line for businesses.

Legislature’s paltry film cap kills plans for media hub in Missoula; sends jobs elsewhere – “A compromise to satisfy Governor Gianforte.”

A paltry increase to the cap placed on tax credits offered to film productions in Montana this legislative session has left businesses and elected officials scratching their heads, asking how the measure “went south” during the closing days of the Legislature.