Latest Montana state government News

APNewsBreak: Records show Montana official's vehicle misuse

Oct. 12, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton put tens of thousands of miles on a state-owned pickup truck and used it extensively during weekends and holidays in addition to other travel that legislative auditors said violated state policy, an Associated Press review has found. A state...

Montana Gov. Bullock raises $2.3M in 3rd quarter for 2020

Oct. 4, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock raised nearly $2.3 million over the past three months, collecting more than he did the previous quarter but still trailing most of his rivals. The Montana governor's campaign also announced Friday that he doubled the number of individual donors over the most recent...

Bullock calls to limit fundraising of lawmakers, president

Oct. 3, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is pushing back against fundraising laws that have allowed federal officeholders seeking the presidency to transfer millions from their existing campaign accounts, leaving him and other current and former state officials scrambling to catch up. Bullock on Thursday released a plan that...

The Latest: Montana governor declares emergency

Sep. 30, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the snowstorm in the northern Rocky Mountains (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock declared an emergency Sunday for areas hit by an early-season snowstorm. The storm was bringing heavy, wet snow and high winds that closed roads, downed trees and...

Montana Gov. Bullock eyes public financing for 2020 run

Sep. 30, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bullock will apply to be the first — and perhaps only — Democrat in the presidential primary who accepts public financing for his campaign, a potentially risky move that could give his struggling fundraising a boost but would also require the Montana governor to abide...

Jehovah's Witnesses ask court to reverse $35M abuse verdict

Sep. 13, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An attorney for the Jehovah's Witnesses asked the Montana Supreme Court on Friday to reverse a $35 million verdict against the church for not reporting a girl's sexual abuse to authorities. Last year, a jury awarded $4 million in compensatory damages and $31 million in punitive...

New Jersey court ruling lets assisted suicide go ahead

Aug. 27, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey can move ahead with a new law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday, overturning a lower court's temporary hold on the law. Judges Carmen Messano and Arnold Natali ruled Tuesday that a state Superior Court "abused its...

Montana is back among states without state-funded preschool

Aug. 24, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana enters the upcoming school year back among the handful of states without publicly funded preschool, and the unions and education groups that are otherwise staunch allies of Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock are a big reason why his fledgling pre-kindergarten program fizzled. The...