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How Montana’s Delegation Compares to the U.S. Legislature’s “Millionaires’ Club”

A January 2, 2014 study by the Center for Responsive Politics found that "for the first time in history, most members of Congress are millionaires." But how did Montana congressional representatives Steve Daines, Jon Tester, and Max Baucus fit into that picture?

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Montana Gas Prices Still Under $3, Still Lowest in U.S.

Gas prices have been inching higher in Montana during the first month of January, but Montana motorists still have a lot to be thankful for.

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Study Ranks Montana in Bottom Five States for Economic Freedom

With no sales tax and abundant land to run around in, many Montanans may be surprised that they have been placed near the bottom of the list for economic freedom in the United States.

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Missoula Economic Outlook – Slow But Steady Growth in 2014 [AUDIO]

The west is back. That's the headline from University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research Director Patrick Barkey.

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539 Montanans to Lose Emergency Unemployment Compensation on Saturday

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy says 539 Montanans will lose their federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits Saturday after Congress failed to renew the program.

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Montana Unemployment Insurance Rate Drops for Most Businesses

Montana Businesses will be paying a little less in taxes as the state moves into the holiday season. 

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City of Missoula Accused of Spending Too Much on Public Works by Not Using Private Contractors

A representative of Montana's private sector is criticizing the way that the City of Missoula deals with public works projects.

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New Survey Finds Most Montanans Without Health Insurance Want Coverage

The University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research has released the results of an extensive survey that questioned Montanans about health insurance.  The survey polled 4,662 Montanans between September 2011 and February 2012, and found that 20 percent did not have insurance.

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White House: September Job Growth ‘Solid’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House economic adviser says the addition of 148,000 jobs in September is a sign of "solid" growth but forecasts worsening in October because of the 16-day partial government shutdown.

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States Who Pay to Open National Parks Could be Paid Back if New Bill by Steve Daines Passes

After Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced last Thursday that states could reopen national parks by using state funds, Montana Governor Steve Bullock was asked if he would push to open the parks. At the time, Bullock said "Of course not," but now Congressman Steve Daines is trying to sweeten the deal by proposing a bill that would shift the tab to the federal government.

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