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Montana Supreme Court quashes subpoena of judicial emails

Apr. 12, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has temporarily quashed a legislative subpoena for the state court administrator's emails, which are believed to contain responses to a poll of District Court judges on legislation to give the governor more power in filling judicial vacancies...

Montana faith groups, advocates show LGBTQ support

Apr. 11, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Shortly after the deadly 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Courtney VonLindern, who is gay and non-binary, was walking through downtown Missoula in a state of dejection when they spotted a pride flag displayed in the window of the United...

Montana set to raise starting pay for public school teachers

Mar. 05, 2021 17:59 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed into law on Friday a measure aimed at increasing starting teacher pay, making good on a promise from his election campaign. The measure creates financial incentives for school districts to increase salaries of...

Montana governor repeals directives made by former governor

Feb. 12, 2021 17:47 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte, who lifted the state's mask mandate on Friday, also repealed two other executive orders issued by former Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock. One required companies to report political spending if they wanted to...

Montana lawmaker seeks requiring parental consent for sex ed

Feb. 03, 2021 20:40 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Senate committee considered Wednesday a bill that would require parental consent for sexual education and ban abortion providers from offering information in schools. Supporters of the bill said it would protect Montana youth from being...

Political upheaval alters strategies in US abortion debate

Jan. 23, 2021 10:59 AM EST

Anti-abortion leaders across America were elated a year ago when Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to appear in person at their highest-profile annual event, the March for Life held every January. The mood is more sober now — a mix of disappointment...

Montana virus liability bill opens door to end mask mandate

Jan. 22, 2021 18:57 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bill that would protect businesses and health care providers from coronavirus-related lawsuits is advancing quickly through the Montana Legislature, after the state's Republican governor said the measure was necessary to remove a statewide mask mandate put in place by...

Montana GOP revives vetoed bills, focusing on abortion, guns

Jan. 21, 2021 13:20 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Montana are pushing a series of bills that would limit abortion access and remove gun restrictions, hoping to capitalize on GOP control following the November election. Montana has a Republican governor for the first time in...

Montana House passes bill to permit campus concealed carry

Jan. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bill that would expand the list of places in Montana where people can carry concealed firearms with and without permits passed Thursday in the Republican-controlled House, less than two weeks after the Legislature started its session. Under...