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Bill Would Use Coal Money for Affordable Housing

The Montana House of Representatives has passed a bill that would use money from the coal severance tax trust fund to pay for low- and moderate-income housing projects. House Bill 16, carried by Rep. Dave Fern, D-Whitefish, passed the House on a 71-2...


Montana Lawmakers Debate Infrastructure Funding, DUI's

Lawmakers in Helena are beginning discussions on how to build and maintain the state's infrastructure, including roads, bridges, wastewater systems and state buildings. Again, the debate will come down to which projects get funding and whether that...

 By Shaylee Ragar    News    January 30, 2019

State Legislators push legislation to address Montana's mental health crisis

When Brandi King finished a 14-month deployment with the United States Army, she returned home to Montana's Fort Belknap Indian Reservation to heal. King carried with her the trauma she experienced during combat in Mosul, Iraq. She began to feel...

 By Shaylee Ragar    News    January 16, 2019

House Rules, Medicaid and Public Lands Dominate First Week of Montana Legislature

The 66th Montana Legislature opened for business Jan. 7 and lawmakers spent much of the first week discussing what they hope to see for hot topic issues and bills, like public lands and Medicaid expan...


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