‘A bill of life and death’: Legislature passes Hanna’s Act

‘A bill of life and death’: Legislature passes Hanna’s Act

Excellence in Voting                    April 24, 2019     A bill to create a missing persons specialist within the Department of Justice to help facilitate timely searches when people disappear passed the Legislature on

Gun Safety bill goes down without debate in Montana Legislature

Gun Safety bill goes down without debate in Montana Legislature

Excellence in Voting                    April 16, 2019       Without discussion, the Senate Judiciary committee Thursday tabled a bill that originally created a gun safety program for public schools and set

25-year Mandatory Min. Reinstated for Convictions of Child Sex Abuse

25-year Mandatory Min. Reinstated for Convictions of Child Sex Abuse

Excellence in Voting                    April 16, 2019       A bill to increase the mandatory minimum sentence for a number of sex crimes when the victim is younger than 12 passed

California Judge Blocks Trump’s Policy Forcing Asylum-Seekers to Stay in Mexico

California Judge Blocks Trump’s Policy Forcing Asylum-Seekers to Stay in Mexico

Excellence in Voting                    April 9, 2019         A federal district court judge in the 9th Circuit on Monday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s new policy of returning asylum

Cory Booker Introduces Senate Bill on Slavery Reparations

Cory Booker Introduces Senate Bill on Slavery Reparations

Excellence in Voting               June 9, 2019       Sen. Cory Booker on Monday introduced a bill that would study the possibility of reparations for descendants of slaves, embracing a push that recently has caught

Montana Native, Dr. Al Olszewski Announces His Intention to Be Montana’s Next Governor

Montana Native, Dr. Al Olszewski Announces His Intention to Be Montana’s Next Governor

Excellence in Voting               April 6, 2019 Veteran, Surgeon and current Montana Senator, Dr. Al Olszewski announces bid for Montana Governor in 2020       The small field of candidates who are running for

Montana Legislature Clarifies Ownership Rights of Fossils

Montana Legislature Clarifies Ownership Rights of Fossils

Excellence in Voting                   March 24, 2019     The Montana Legislature unanimously passed a bill Friday to clarify that fossils are part of a property’s surface rights, not its mineral rights, unless

Town Hall Draws Legislators, County Residents By the Carload

Town Hall Draws Legislators, County Residents By the Carload

Excellence in Voting               March 24, 2019     Lincoln County residents nearly filled the conference room at the Red Lion Hotel in Kalispell — joined by a smattering of other parties from around the

Holding on: The debate over the future of Medicaid expansion in Montana

Holding on: The debate over the future of Medicaid expansion in Montana

Excellence in Voting                    March 24, 2019     n 2016, a longtime Montana senator had a prediction: Medicaid expansion was done. It had been a month since the nation learned Donald

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