Gov. Brian Schweitzer

Schweitzer Disappointed With ‘Supercommittee’
Governor Brian Schweitzer wrote to Montanans regarding the Deficit Reduction Committee failure to come up with a plan this week to reduce the deficit.
 Democrats and Republicans in Congress have dropped the ball once again.  The two parties are unable to make an agreement on how to reduce the nationa…
Schweitzer Names New Budget Director
Gov. Brian Schweitzer is naming his education policy adviser to be the office's new budget director.
Former legislator Dan Villa will replace David Ewer, who is leaving to take a job as executive director of the Montana Board of Investments...
State Lawyers Defend Governor’s Veto Of Spending
State lawyers are telling a judge that Montana's governor had the constitutional right to veto spending on projects he deemed unwanted or unnecessary.
Six local governments are suing Gov. Brian Schweitzer, trying to undo his vetoes of money for their local bridge and water projects...
Montana Governor Calls for Universal Health Care
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is asking the U.S. government to let his state set up its own universal health care program, taking his rhetorical fight over health care to another level.
Like Republicans who object to the federal health care law, the Democratic governor also argues his state should…
Democratic AG To Run For Montana Governor
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock will enter the race to be the state's next governor with a speech to supporters in Billings on Wednesday.
That's according to two people close to the Democrat; one person involved in his campaign and another who is a top Bullock adviser. The two spoke on the con…
Schweitzer Could Be Fined $4,100 In Ethics Case
The hearings officer in Gov. Brian Schweitzer's ethics case says the Democratic governor should be fined $4,100.
The state commissioner of political practices previously had found that Schweitzer broke ethics laws when he appeared in a public service radio advertisement during his 2008 re-electi…
Missoula Woman Named Montana’s Poet Laureate
Gov. Brian Schweitzer has named Sheryl Noethe  of Missoula as Montana's poet laureate.
Noethe is the author of four books and the artistic director of the Missoula Writing Collaborative. She has won the Missoula Cultural Achievement Award, the William Stafford Prize Best Book of Poetry and …
Governor Asks President To Declare State Disaster
Gov. Brian Schweitzer is asking President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for Montana due to flooding.
Schweitzer sent his request Wednesday, saying the size and severity of the flooding requires a response beyond the capabilities of state and local governments.