Montana Redistricting Commission Deadlocks Over Maps
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Montana Redistricting Commission Deadlocks Over Maps
2021-10-22 20:11:12
by Dan McCue

They only had to divide the state into two congressional districts, but in the end, members of the state’s bipartisan Districting and Apportionment Commission simply couldn’t agree on which of two proposed maps was better so they advanced two. They’ll... Read More

Two Montanas? New Maps Highlight State's Split Personality

CASCADE, Mont. (AP) — For the first time in 30 years, the Census has awarded Montana a second seat in Congress. On paper, that leaves the state's redistricting commission with the easiest task of all its counterparts across the country:... Read More

Emergency Management
Experts Weigh Policy Options For Increasingly Costly Wildfires
2021-09-02 20:29:33
by Daniel Mollenkamp

Wildfires are an increasingly big and increasingly costly reality.  The "severity and overall size" of wildfires has expanded considerably in recent decades, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. California's 2018 fire season, in particular, broke several dubious records, including... Read More

State News
MT Governor: Greg Gianforte (R)
2020-11-06 18:19:36
by TWN Staff

About Gianforte:  Greg Gianforte fell in love with Montana over 40 years ago when he first visited there on a school trip. He built a life, started a small business and raised a family in the state. Married for 32... Read More

House Watch
MT-AL: Matt Rosendale (R)
2020-10-30 23:04:02
by TWN Staff

About Rosendale: Matt Rosendale, 59, is the son and brother of U.S. Marines. Matt and his wife, Jean, have been living at their ranch in Glendive for nearly 20 years. They’ve been married for 34 years and have three sons,... Read More

House Watch
MT-AL: Kathleen Williams (D)
2020-10-30 23:02:53
by TWN Staff

About Williams: Kathleen Williams has spent nearly four-decades in natural resources and public service.  Williams is the daughter of a World War II veteran, Harrison, and a woman who left Oklahoma to move west and work in the Navy shipyards,... Read More

Senate Watch
MT Senate: Steve Bullock (D)
2020-10-28 13:19:55
by TWN Staff

About Bullock:  Steve Bullock is the governor of Montana. He assumed office on January 7, 2013. His current term ends on January 4, 2021. Bullock is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent Montana.  Bullock was born in... Read More

Senate Watch
MT Senate: Steve Daines (R)
2020-10-28 13:18:10
by TWN Staff

About Daines:  Steve Daines is a member of the U.S. Senate from Montana. He assumed office on January 6, 2015. Daines is running for re-election to the Senate to continue representing Montana. He is running against Democrat Steve Bullock.  Daines... Read More

Opinion Polls
New Poll Shows Bullock Leading Daines In Montana Senate Race
2020-05-07 19:42:01
by Gaspard Le Dem

A new poll released on Tuesday by Montana State University puts Democratic Governor Steve Bullock seven points ahead of Republican Senator Steve Daines in the state’s Senate race. In the online poll, which surveyed 738 registered voters, more than 46%... Read More

Supreme Court
Justices Rule Montana Homeowners Can Pursue State Law Claims Against Superfund Site
2020-04-20 19:30:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Montana homeowners can sue Atlantic Richfield Co. under state law to get additional cleanup of arsenic left over from years of copper smelting, however, writing for the majority on a divided court, Chief Justice John Roberts said before... Read More

Supreme Court
Montana Judge Rules Secretary of State Can't Override Governor's Veto of Bison Bill
2019-06-07 20:54:17
by Dan McCue

A judge in Helena, Montana ruled this week that Montana's secretary of state does not have the authority to unilaterally override Governor Steve Bullock's veto of a controversial bill changing the definition of what constitutes a wild bison. In vetoing... Read More

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