Latest Montana state government News

$5 million in grants earmarked for flood-impacted businesses

Jun. 25, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is making up to $5 million in grant funding from Montana's bed tax fund available to businesses that have been impacted by destructive flooding in southern Montana. Gianforte's office announced the grant funding on Friday, and said...

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Montana governor under fire for vacationing during flood

Jun. 17, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — As punishing floods tore through Yellowstone National Park and neighboring Montana communities, the state's governor was nowhere to be seen. In the immediate aftermath, the state issued a disaster declaration attributed to the Republican governor, but for...

Judge: Agencies can't charge for legal review of records

Jun. 13, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana state agencies cannot charge fees for legal reviews of documents sought through public records requests, a state judge has ruled. District Court Judge Mike Menahan of Helena made the ruling on June 6 after The Billings Gazette and its owner, Lee...

Ryan Zinke wins GOP nod in race for new Montana House seat

Jun. 09, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke won an unexpectedly tight race Thursday to become the Republican nominee in the race for a new U.S. House seat representing western Montana, a victory that comes after days of hand-counting ballots in one county. Zinke...

Ryan Zinke wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Montana's 1st Congressional District.

Jun. 09, 2022 19:55 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Zinke wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Montana's 1st Congressional District.

Wrong-sized ballots delay results in Montana US House race

Jun. 08, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Ballot printing errors have delayed election results for Montana’s new congressional seat, forcing a small northwestern county to count votes by hand in the unexpectedly close Republican primary race between former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and former state Sen. Al...

Rosendale wins GOP primary; Zinke race too early to call

Jun. 08, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's lone congressman handily won the GOP primary in his bid for a second term Tuesday as ballot-counting continued in the race for the state's newly created second seat in the U.S. House. U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale easily fended off three Republican...

Penny Ronning wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Montana's 2nd Congressional District.

Jun. 08, 2022 00:22 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Penny Ronning wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Montana's 2nd Congressional District.

Monica Tranel wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Montana's 1st Congressional District.

Jun. 08, 2022 00:20 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Monica Tranel wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Montana's 1st Congressional District.