Montana Politics & Legislature

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Montana Governor’s climate change panel has first meeting

Bullock said 65% of Montanans believe climate change is happening, yet when asked how the state should respond the answers are “all over the map.”

A tiny Montana town’s long struggle to rid itself of toxic waste reaches the Supreme Court

These days, Opportunity is defined by its struggle to force powerful corporate and government interests to clean up the dangerous waste left behind.

Montana’s teacher shortage starting to affect bigger districts

“A city of our size, we couldn’t fill two positions? I’ve not seen this before,” said Billings superintendent Greg Upham, a longtime Montana educator.

How We Can Put Civility Back into Civic Engagement

Katherina Rosqueta and Conor Carroll from Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Harris Sokoloff from Penn’s Graduate School of Education discuss a new guide to strengthening democracy.

Guess what, America? Both Republicans and Democrats nearly equally support solar

“Households with Solar Installations Are Ideologically Diverse and More Politically Active Than Their Neighbors.”

Montana legislators hear that preschool makes a world of difference for kids entering kindergarten.

Whittier and Hyalite Elementary are the only public schools in Bozeman to offer full-day preschool.

Missoula council members seek sales tax option

Of all those conversations, I’d say only two to three did not include property taxes. So I think that’s a pretty good survey that Missoulians are worried about it.”

Montana Lowdown Podcast Episode 45 — Redistricting researcher Peter Miller on Montana’s chances for a second congressional seat

Billings native Dr. Peter Miller says chances are good that Montana will gain a second U.S. congressional seat following the 2020 Census.

Montana’s 2020 election – The Montana Free Press guide

We’ll update and expand this guide over the coming months as we interview candidates, track campaign spending, and watch aspirants make their case for how they plan to serve the state.

Montana Legislature to Consider Meeting Annually

Members of the state Legislature will gather in Helena this January for what will be in part a sort of mini-test for what an annual legislative session would be like.