UM first: Female student targets Army infantry after graduating
Worried about taking on too much debt, she opted to join UM’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to pay for college.
Montana Dems frustrated by results of 2023 legislative session
Democrats like Flowers expressed frustration with the Republican supermajority and a lack of collaboration during a press conference Wednesday.
Building an ADU could be easier after passage of bill
ADUs would still need local permits, but local governments would not be able to regulate the appearance or habitants of the ADU.
GOP to put marijuana tax revenue toward county roads
The Montana Senate gave final approval to a bill Monday that would take money taxed from the sale of marijuana in the state and contribute it to county roads, veterans, addiction treatment and wildlife habitat/
Huckleberry close to becoming Montana’s first state fruit
A bill moving through the legislative session with bi-partisan support would make the huckleberry the official state fruit of Montana.
Legislature set to pass budget for state spending
Lawmakers are close to passing a $14.3 million budget for state spending over the next two years, funding everything from Medicaid to education to law enforcement.
MT GOP removes greenhouse gases from environmental review
The bill will prevent greenhouse gasses from being considered in environmental impact reports conducted under the 1971 Montana Environmental Protection Act.
Legislature set to invest $300M into behavioral health
The bill would create a special state fund devoted to supporting behavioral health services, including community-based facilities and providers that serve people with developmental disabilities or behavioral health issues.
Legislature turns to budget bill amid Zephyr debate
With 10 days left of Montana’s 90-day legislative session, eyes turned Monday to House Bill 2, the state’s main budget bill.
One of the Legislature’s last housing bills gaining support
The bill would set up a ‘community reinvestment plan’ to make sure Montanans working in the state can find an affordable place to live, or a place where no more than 30% of their income goes to housing costs.