The biggest issue of the 2019 Legislature will be under the spotlight Saturday, as a House committee plans an all-day hearing on the two competing bills to continue Medicaid expansion, the $750 million-a-year program that provides government-funded health coverage to 95,000 low-income adult Montanans.
On a bipartisan vote, the Montana House Thursday endorsed a bill that would prohibit judges from suspending someone’s driver’s license for non-payment of court fines or costs.
A bill designed to help NorthWestern Energy buy part of a Colstrip power plant — and perhaps extend the life of the plant — got a new life of its own Wednesday at the Legislature.
The future and value of NorthWestern Energy’s share of the coal-fired Colstrip 4 power plant have become a flashpoint in the company’s $35 million rate case before regulators — but the company says it shouldn’t be.
House Bill 439 would generally revise laws related to service animals, define the types of animals allowed as service animals, and allow businesses to ask questions about the service animals.
Republicans at the Legislature introduced a plan to use nearly $80 million in bonds to finance state and local infrastructure projects in Montana over the next two years.
Governor Steve Bullock on Friday issued his first outright veto of the 2019 Legislature – shooting down a Republican-sponsored bill on health insurance.
The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in the case of a Helena man who was found guilty of misdemeanor charges after he used his truck and boat to stop a high-speed chase.
From abolishing the death penalty to allowing on-line voter registration, the 2019 Montana Legislature is saying “no” to plenty of ideas so far this session.
More than 3,700 Montanans currently receive nursing home care.
When state lawmakers return to Helena later this week to start the 2019 session’s second half, the focus will be hammering out the state’s two-year budget – and that means bridging a wide gulf between Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and the Republican majority.
Montana lawmakers wrapped up the first half of the 2019 Legislature Friday morning, as the House took its final votes before a week-long break – but much work remains on big issues like the state budget, Medicaid expansion and infrastructure spending.
After some emotion-charged debate, the Montana House Thursday voted down three bills to restrict when and how the state can require children to be vaccinated against childhood diseases.
State lawmakers Wednesday unveiled a bipartisan compromise to crack down on sexual abusers of children in Montana – although the sponsor of the upcoming bill said it’s “not perfect” and that he would prefer stronger steps.
A trio of bills to help rural schools in Montana find and keep people for hard-to-fill teaching positions is moving through the Legislature – including two measures endorsed by the House Tuesday.