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Montana 2015 Legislative Leadership Revealed

Today, Wednesday, November 12, lawmakers are meeting in Helena to choose their leadership in the Montana House and Senate. Below are the names of those chosen by state Republicans and Democrats for leadership.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: U.S. President Barack Obama signs an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10 during an East Room event February 12, 2014 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke on 'on the importance of raising the federal minimum wage for all workers' at the event. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: U.S. President Barack Obama signs an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10 during an East Room event February 12, 2014 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke on 'on the importance of raising the federal minimum wage for all workers' at the event. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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What’s An Executive Order Anyway?

The president keeps going on TV talking about bypassing congress. “I have a pen and a phone,” is one to the many sound bites we hear on the nightly news

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Another Missoula Area Democrat Resigns from State Legislature

Just months after Jenifer Gursky's announcement that she would be vacating her seat at the Montana legislature, another Missoula democrat has announced that her seat will need a replacement as well.

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Montana Legislature Considering Special Session on Privacy Rights

A member of the Montana State House of Representatives is taking steps toward calling a special legislative session on the issue of privacy that could occur before the scheduled 2015 legislative session.

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Montana Legislature Ends With In-Fighting, No Medicaid Expansion

The Montana Senate has wrapped up the final day of the 2013 session after more in-fighting and maneuvering over a bipartisan budget deal.

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Montana Medicaid Expansion Fails on Accidental Vote

Gov. Steve Bullock says he will apply whatever pressure he can to resurrect a plan to use federal money to help the working poor buy insurance.

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God, Homosexuality, and the Republican Party Platform Debated as Legislature Considers Senate Bill 107

Senate Bill 107 passed its second hearing today, April 5, on a 64 – 37 vote, but only after numerous speeches that covered everything from the will of God to the Republican party's platform.

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Montana Raw Milk Bill Moo-ves Ahead at the Legislature

A bill that would legalize the sale of raw milk from small unregulated dairies has gained the approval of the House and is moving through the Montana Legislature.

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Bill Banning Enforcement of Unconstitutional Federal Gun Laws Vetoed, Bill Sponsor Krayton Kerns Responds

The bill would have made it illegal for Montana authorities to enforce any unconstitutional federal gun bans or restrictions, but was it merely an act of political theater?

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Amendment to Remove Missoula College Funding From H.B. 5 Rejected, Rep. David Moore says Funding Could be Tied-Up in Lawsuit

Today, March 26, Representative David Moore's (HD 91) amendment to exclude the Missoula College from House Bill 5 failed in a 40 to 60 vote.

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