When Gov. Steve Bullock hits the campaign trail as a presidential candidate, his security detail of two Montana Highway Patrol officers comes along, too — at taxpayer expense.
Here in the land of cornstalks and small towns — and the first presidential nominating contest in the nation — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is betting Iowa’s unique Democratic caucus can help propel him from obscurity to relevance in the 2020 presidential race.
Bullock, 53, a two-term governor, said he’s the only Democratic candidate who’s won election in a state won by President Donald Trump in 2016.
Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday morning became the 22nd Democrat to throw his hat in the presidential ring for 2020.
Gov. Bullock signs, touts major health-care bills from 2019 Legislature — including Medicaid expansion
The 2019 Legislature’s work on health care took center stage Thursday, as Gov. Steve Bullock signed several bills to address health-care problems in the state — including the granddaddy of them all, Medicaid expansion
A bill meant to cut the cost of prescription drugs in Montana fell victim to Gov. Steve Bullock’s veto pen Thursday, as the governor said the bill might do just the opposite.
Gov. Steve Bullock signed or let become law 76 bills Tuesday, including ones to crack down on sexual abusers of children and to increase funding for state parks.
Raph Graybill, the chief legal counsel for Gov. Steve Bullock, on Monday became the second Democrat to announce that he’s running for Montana attorney general in 2020.
Companies that install high-speed cable for internet and cell-phone service in Montana are awaiting — and lobbying — Gov. Steve Bullock on his decision whether to sign a bill granting a 10-year property-tax abatement for new cable installation.
Senate Bill 71, developed by Republican state Auditor Matt Rosendale, takes aim at pharmacy-benefit managers, the billion-dollar companies that insurers hire to “manage” drug benefits.
State revenue officials are proposing to revoke alcoholic-beverage licenses for several bars and restaurants at the exclusive Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, after inspectors seized more than 7,000 bottles and cans of liquor, beer and wine this year from club facilities operating without a license.
In his final floor speech last Thursday, House Majority Leader Brad Tschida, R-Missoula, said the 58-member GOP majority is really “two separate minorities.”
Montana lawmakers Wednesday inched toward the finish line of the 2019 Legislature, but they got hung up as members failed to reach an agreement on two key, unresolved issues.
The future of the proposal to prolong the life of the Colstrip 4 power plant, by encouraging NorthWestern Energy to buy a larger share of the plant, appeared in doubt Tuesday, as legislative leaders held off on appointing a panel that could resurrect it.
Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed three bills late last week, including one that would have exempted more Social Security income from state taxation.
State lawmakers gave their final approval Thursday to two major proposals — the continuation of Medicaid expansion and the first state construction bonding bill in several sessions — as they neared the finish line of the 2019 Montana Legislature.
The Montana House Thursday breathed new life into the bill to authorize and help finance a new, $48 million Montana Historical Society museum in Helena, voting to “blast” it from committee to the House floor.
A one-sentence bill that morphed into a nine-page, $38 million legislative behemoth is a key element of the 2019 Montana Legislature’s final budget dance — and so are a few other of these so-called “companion bills,” which have drawn a skeptical eye from some lawmakers.
The anti-DUI measure that sparked a political furor Saturday, when it was revived by cramming it into another bill, is now dead, after the bill’s sponsor decided to pull the measure from the Senate floor.
The Montana Senate on Monday narrowly revived and then advanced the bill to continue the state’s $700 million-a-year Medicaid expansion program, breathing life back into one of the key measures before the 2019 Legislature.