Latest Montana state government News

Republican bid to flip US Senate grows complicated as Montana primary gets competitive

Feb. 07, 2024 19:48 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale plans to run for U.S. Senate, upending a race in which many national GOP officials already coalesced around a different candidate as they seek to unseat three-term Democrat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. Rosendale’s...

Montana Supreme Court upholds landmark climate ruling that said emissions can't be ignored

Jan. 17, 2024 16:01 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by the state's Republican governor to block a landmark climate ruling that said regulators must consider the effects of greenhouse gas emissions when issuing permits for fossil fuel development. Justices, in a 5-2...

A judge in Oregon refuses to dismiss a 2015 climate lawsuit filed by youth

Jan. 04, 2024 13:35 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A judge in Oregon has rejected a U.S. Department of Justice request to dismiss a 2015 lawsuit brought by young people that alleges the federal government knew the dangers posed by carbon pollution but that it has continued through policies and subsidies to support the fossil...

FBI calls bomb threats that led to brief lockdowns and evacuations of some state capitols a hoax

Jan. 03, 2024 21:07 PM EST

A bomb threat emailed to officials in several states early Wednesday briefly disrupted government affairs and prompted some state capitol evacuations, but no explosives were found and federal officials quickly dismissed the threats as a hoax. The threats follow a spate of false...