Moments that matter in Trump’s first 100 days in office

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first 100 days, President Donald Trump has lived up to his promise to shake up Washington. It's been a presidency in which tweets — whether angry or boastful, accurate or...

Bullock seeks to bring back resort tax increase proposal

HELENA (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock is making another attempt to pass a bill allow Montana's designated resort communities to increase the 3 percent sales tax they now collect. The proposal would allow those communities...

Infrastructure bill stumbles again; Legislature extended another day

HELENA - The Montana House fell two votes short of passing an $80 million infrastructure bonding bill Thursday morning, extending the 2017 Legislature another day. The House voted 65-35 for Senate Bill 367, but it...

One Montana national monument affected by Trump’s executive order

HELENA - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order mandating the review of dozens of national monuments designated by his predecessors over the past 20 years. The only national monument in Montana subject to review...

Budget deal could kill wage increase for direct-care workers

HELENA - A last-minute budget deal could effectively kill a measure to raise wages for thousands of locally employed workers who take care of developmentally disabled and elderly Montanans, supporters of the bill said...

The Latest: Trump requiring review of national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's executive order mandating a review of the designation of tens of millions of acres of U.S. land as national monuments. 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump has signed...

Ryan: New revisions are winning support for GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal to revive the stalled Republican health care bill is gaining support, Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday, but he stopped short of saying the plan has garnered the votes the...

Trump to order review of national monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action...

Montana Legislature approves new medical marijuana regulations, taxes

(HELENA) The Montana Legislature has approved a major overhaul to the state’s medical marijuana system.   In a final vote on Tuesday, the House voted 68-31 for Senate Bill 333, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mary Caferro...

Montana Legislature passes bill to comply with Real ID

HELENA (AP) — Montana residents may not need to use passports to board domestic flights next year, after all. The state House and Senate on Wednesday passed a measure to give residents the option to...

Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday that Canada and the U.S. could suffer a "thickening" border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the...

Montana Legislature approves new medical marijuana regulations, taxes

(HELENA) The Montana Legislature has approved a major overhaul to the state’s medical marijuana system.   In a final vote on Tuesday, the House voted 68-31 for Senate Bill 333, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mary Caferro...

Lawmakers endorse new $13 million tax on larger Montana hospitals

HELENA - In a surprise move Tuesday, a legislative budget panel approved a temporary $13 million tax on Montana’s largest hospitals to help balance the 2018-19 state budget – and fund a preschool incentive...

State budget may include unusual `trigger’ language, to cut programs further

HELENA - As Montana lawmakers complete work on the state’s $10 billion, two-year budget, they’re also planning to insert a new wrinkle that could end up cutting – or adding – millions of dollars...

Montana House rejects motion to revive infrastructure bonding bill

(HELENA) Another attempt to bring back a major infrastructure bonding bill has fallen short in the Montana House.   Republican Rep. Mike Cuffe of Eureka brought a motion Monday to suspend House rules and revive House...

Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump's border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. The border wall money is fiercely opposed...

Nearing 100 days, Trump says his presidency is ‘different’

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He's startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a...

Trump Jr. on the campaign trail with Gianforte

KALISPELL - With the special election just a little over four weeks away, the national spotlight is on Montana and the race for Montana's vacant US House seat. GOP candidate Greg Gianforte is looking to drum...

Trump Jr.’s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

HELENA (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. will be targeting more than just Montana's Republican voters on Friday and Saturday when he helps Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat. A prairie dog hunt...

New bill gives state regulators power to scrutinize NW Energy costs

HELENA - A bill giving state regulators more power to scrutinize electricity costs that NorthWestern Energy passes on to its Montana customers is on its way to the desk of Gov. Steve Bullock. Supporters said House...

US Supreme Court won’t intervene in special election

HELENA (AP) — The ballot for Montana's special congressional election is set after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by three minor party and independent candidates who want to run in next month's...

MT House endorses final version of fuel-tax increase

HELENA - The Montana House Friday endorsed the final version of an increase in state motor-fuel taxes to fund highway construction, putting the bill one vote away from the governor’s desk. “It’s time for us to...

Gov. Bullock vetoes parks management bill

HELENA (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed four bills, including one that would have transferred authority of the state's park system to a volunteer board. The governor also signed 21 other bills into law...

Political practices chief confirmed in whirlwind 24 hours

HELENA (AP) — Montana lawmakers on Thursday confirmed "one of our own," as one senator put it, as the next commissioner in charge of making sure they follow campaign laws and of enforcing any...

MT state budget bill gets House endorsement – but many pieces of budget puzzle...

HELENA - As the 2017 Legislature enters what could be its last week, majority Republicans in the Montana House took the unusual step Thursday of accepting a final version of the session’s major budget...