Latest Montana State Legislature News

Audit urges more transparency in state employee settlements

Jun. 12, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana state agencies and the Legislature should update policies to improve the transparency of state employee settlements, legislative auditors said Friday. The recommendations follow an audit requested by Senate Majority Leader Fred Thomas, R-Stevensville, to determine whether the...

Remote Montana legislative session possible due to virus

Jun. 9, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's legislative leaders met Tuesday by video conference to debate the return of in-person committee meetings and how lawmakers might hold a remote legislative session next year — if the coronavirus makes that necessary. The Legislature is scheduled to convene in January...

North Dakota, Montana lawmakers to discuss radioactive waste

Jun. 8, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lawmakers in North Dakota and Montana will discuss ways to dispose of the Bakken’s radioactive oilfield waste as North Dakota residents continue pushing back against several proposed disposal projects. The conversations come as Montana gets ready to enact an official rule...

Incumbents ousted in primaries amid competing GOP factions

Jun. 5, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The fight between moderate and conservative factions within the Montana Republican Party seeking to control the GOP's legislative agenda led to the defeat of incumbents and experienced lawmakers in this week's primary elections. State Rep. Nancy Ballance of Hamilton, who termed out of...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, the two Democratic candidates for Montana governor, Whitney Williams, left, and Mike Cooney, debate at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture in Bozeman, Mont. The pair will face each other in the June 2 primary. Montana voters are choosing party nominees for governor, U.S. Senate and House and a slate of other offices in a primary election that was changed to all-mail balloting to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)

The Latest: Rosendale wins GOP nomination for US House

Jun. 2, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Montana's primary elections (all times MDT): 9:56 p.m. Matt Rosendale has won the Republican nomination for Montana’s sole U.S. House seat. Rosendale defeated five opponents to win Tuesday’s primary election. He will face former state Rep. Kathleen Williams,...

Matt Rosendale wins the Republican nomination for Montana's U.S. House seat

Jun. 2, 2020 11:56 PM EDT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Matt Rosendale wins the Republican nomination for Montana's U.S. House seat.

Kathleen Williams wins the Democratic nomination for Montana's U.S. House seat

Jun. 2, 2020 10:57 PM EDT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Kathleen Williams wins the Democratic nomination for Montana's U.S. House seat.