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MT Democrats and Republicans Say 2015 Legislature is Going “Good”

Today, February 27, is the half-way mark for the 2015 Montana Legislative session.  says his party feels good about the process so far.

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House Panel Passes Bill Aiming to Lower Suicide Rates

A bill aiming to lower Montana's suicide rate by requiring training for health care providers has narrowly passed through a House committee.

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Bill to Allow Electronic Voter Registration Dies in Montana Legislature

They say the third time is the charm, but that doesn’t hold true for bills at the Montana Legislature. Today, February 3, a bill (HB 48) allowing electronic voter registration was tabled in committee.

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Montana Legislature Considers Allowing Online Voter Registration

Today, January 28, Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch testified before the state legislature about House Bill 48, a bill that would make it possible for Montanans to register to vote online.

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Chances of a $10.10 Montana Minimum Wage “Slim to None,” says Bill Sponsor

A bill (SB 2) before the Montana Legislature would raise the state’s minimum wage by two dollars and five cent up to $10.10 an hour. Box Elder Representative Jonathan Windy Boy says a living wage would be around $15 an hour, but that $10.10 has a better chance of making it through the legislature.

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NorthWestern Energy Should Not Get “Special Treatment” and Unfair Advantages, Argue MT State Lawmakers

The following op/ed was written and submitted by Tom Woods (D., Bozeman) and Randy Pinocci (R)., Sun River), both serve as representatives in the Montana Legislature.

Every year, NorthWestern Energy customers pay millions of dollars for power generated by the power plants the company owns. The company the

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Montana Lawmakers Seek More Control Over Parole Board

The Montana Legislature would assume more authority over the state's seven-member parole board under proposed legislation.

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Montana GOP Votes to Join Lawsuit Closing Primaries

Montana Republicans have voted to join a lawsuit seeking to limit their primary elections to those registered with the GOP.

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Montana House of Representatives Rescinds Dress Code, Other Controversial Rules

Montana State Legislator Democrat Tom Woods of Bozeman has been protesting a bevy of new rules proposed in the Montana State House of Representatives.

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Montana Minority Leader Chuck Hunter Explains Democrat Priorities for 2015

Democrats are in the minority again at the Montana State Legislature, but that won’t stop Minority Leader Chuck Hunter and his party from trying to get their message out.

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