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Gillibrand: “I Will Not Be Silenced”

(NBC News) President Trump and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand exchanged harsh words on Twitter Tuesday. President Trump tweeted out calling Gillibrand a "lightweight" and criticizing her call for him to resign over past allegations...

Medicaid expansion: The big impact of a big part of Obamacare that’s still going...

This is the first installment of a three-part series, examining the impacts and future of expanded Medicaid in Montana. KALISPELL – Not long after Ian Ballard returned from Kansas City to Kalispell to help with...

Ruling: MT Dem Party violated campaign-reporting laws in 2016

HELENA - The Montana Democratic Party violated campaign-reporting laws last year by failing to identify which candidates it was supporting with $300,000 in ads and other spending, the state’s top campaign enforcer said Monday. Commissioner of...

Insurers, regulators say Montana health coverage open enrollment running smoothly

(HELENA) It’s been about five weeks since the start of the open enrollment period for Montanans who get their health insurance through the individual exchange created by the federal Affordable Care Act. So far,...

MT Revenue Dept: GOP tax-cut bill could cut deeper into state budget

HELENA - State revenue officials are now saying the Republican tax-cut bill before Congress could reduce state tax revenue by as much as $123 million a year – although the final version has yet to...

Protest held in Missoula over proposed tax bill

MISSOULA - Senate Republicans barely passed their tax reform legislation this past weekend in a 51-49 vote, with no support from the Democrats. Protesters, upset over the Republicans tax plan, gathered on Wednesday at the steps of the Missoula...

Sens. Cruz, Lee back Rosendale in Montana Republican Senate primary

(HELENA) Two prominent Republican U.S. senators are backing Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale in his bid to challenge Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah announced his endorsement of Rosendale Wednesday night, and...

Al Franken announces resignation amidst sexual misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON - Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from the Senate floor on Thursday after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. Franken has been accused by multiple women in recent weeks of episodes of...

Conservation group takes after Zinke over park fees; praises Tester

BOZEMAN - A national conservation group is running TV ads in Montana opposing the Trump administration proposal raising entrance fees to national parks – and praising Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester for his stand on...

Dept. of Labor proposes changes to current tipping regulations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced on Tuesday a new proposal to change the regulations for tipping. The rule would affect states who have employee tip credit meaning the state requires employers to pay tipped employees...

Trump signs proclamation to shrink two national monuments in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (NBC) - President Donald Trump signed proclamations on Monday reducing a sprawling pair of national monuments in Utah by over 2 million acres. Trump made the announcement to cheers at Utah's state capitol...

Tester blasts tax-reform bill in video gaining national attention

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Senate continued debate Friday night on a Republican tax-reform, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., released a fiery response in a video gaining traction on social media. Tester held his copy of...

Document: Trump to shrink two national monuments in Utah

President Trump reportedly plans to shrink the size of two national monuments in Utah by two-thirds. According to leaked documents obtained by the Associated Press, the President will reduce the size of Bears Ears national...

Flynn Admits Actions “Were Wrong”

WASHINGTON (NBC) - (NBC News) Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has entered a guilty plea on a charge of making false statements to the FBI. Flynn was accused of making several false statements about his...

Medical marijuana providers, patients concerned about proposed Montana regulations

HELENA - Medical marijuana patients and providers from around Montana came to Helena Thursday to raise concerns about proposed new regulations for their industry. More than 100 people attended a public hearing on the proposed...

Trump lights National Christmas Tree for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time on Thursday, wishing the country "a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year" and "unbelievable holidays." Trump counted down from 10...

Montana State Fund board withdraws lawsuit opposing $30M charge

(HELENA) The Montana State Fund’s board of directors has decided to withdraw a lawsuit seeking to stop the state from putting a $30 million charge on some of the fund’s investment holdings. During an emergency...

MT revenue director: GOP tax-cut bill initially drops state revenue

HELENA – Republican proposals to slash federal taxes could end up cutting Montana tax revenue by as much as $30 million the next two years, state Revenue Director Mike Kadas says. In a memo this...

Daines supports tax bill after announcing reservations on Monday

BILLINGS -- Montana Sen. Steve Daines, who on Monday was one of nine Republicans with reservations about the Senate tax reform bill, said on Wednesday that he had seen enough changes to vote for...

Bozeman considers motion to support Paris Climate Agreement

BOZEMAN - After President Donald Trump announced the US would not support the Paris Climate Agreement, 380 cities made a motion to support it. Now, Bozeman City Commissioners are also considering a motion to support...

GOP shoves tax overhaul ahead; shutdown still a threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans held together and shoved their signature tax overhaul a crucial step ahead Tuesday as wavering GOP senators showed a growing openness. But its fate remained uncertain, and a planned White...

GOP income-tax-cut bill benefits most Montanans – but wealthy the most

HELENA - The Republican tax-cut bill before the U.S. Senate would lower federal income taxes for the vast majority of Montanans, but almost half its aggregate cut -- $386 million next year – flows...

Big contracts, no storm tarps for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Hurricane Maria damaged tens of thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company with an unproven record won more than $30 million in contracts from the Federal...

Tester and Daines to vote no on current tax reform bill

HELENA - The Senate tax reform plan could head to a vote as soon as Thursday, and as it stands, both of Montana's US Senators plan to vote no. Montana Senator Steve Daines said in a...