Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Montana State News

Need more information regarding today's state news? Here, we'll keep you up to date on everything happening in the great state of Montana. Browse our latest articles below.

Updated 12 hours, 24 minutes ago

Montana pension funds take a $3M loss in banking collapse

After last week’s collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, public pension systems began reporting tha...

Updated 2 hours, 50 minutes ago
Gallatin County attorney reviewing more than 100 unprosecuted cases

The Gallatin County attorney is creating a task force to look at more than 100 cases — the majority alleging sexual violence — that her predecessor's office apparently did not review to see if charges could still...

Updated 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
Gender-affirming care ban for transgender minors has second hearing

A bill to ban gender-affirming care for transgender minors received nearly three hours of testimony Monday in its designated House committee, the first major action on the legislation since it passed out of the S...

Updated 1 day ago
Couple faces murder charges in Crow girl's 2019 death

A Montana couple faces charges of murder and tampering with evidence in the 2019 disappearance and death of a 6-year-old girl on the Crow Indian Reservation.

Updated 1 day, 10 hours ago
Army of lobbyists helped water down banking regulations

It seemed like a good idea at the time: Red-state Democrats facing grim reelection prospects would join forces with Republicans to slash bank regulations — d...

Updated 1 day, 14 hours ago
Montana senator wants to block mandatory diversity training

A Republican lawmaker in Montana wants to prohibit mandatory diversity training for state employees with a bill whose language matches a Florida law that is ...

Updated 1 day, 20 hours ago
Bill seeking to cut unemployment eligibility to 20 weeks clears committee

Great Falls Republican Rep. Steven Galloway’s bill to cut Montana unemployment eligibility from 28 weeks to 20, which he says will allow business owners to pay their employees more rather than paying into the une...

Updated 1 day, 20 hours ago
China owns little farmland in the U.S., but that still leaves some lawmakers worried

WASHINGTON — Nearly a third of states have laws prohibiting certain foreign businesses and governments from buying agricultural lands within their borders, and more states are looking to join them.

Updated 4 days, 20 hours ago
Montana lawmakers propose sending up to 120 inmates to private prison in Arizona

Montana lawmakers gave initial approval to a budget amendment this week that would allow the state to send up to 120 state prisoners to a privately run facility in Arizona operated by CoreCivic to the tune of nea...

Updated 5 days, 20 hours ago
Daines' privacy bill passes Senate

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines’ legislation that would protect the privacy of Americans traveling or moving overseas unanimously passed the Senate on March 9.

Updated 1 week ago
Social Security income tax bill narrowly moves forward

Around 20 legislators stood up on the House floor Tuesday when Rep. Casey Knudsen, R-Malta, asked those who benefited from a bill that would strike taxes on ...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Biden on gun control: 'Do something, do something big'

President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Tuesday aiming to increase the number of background checks to buy guns, promote better and more...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Montana considers new wave of legislation to loosen vaccination rules

In 2021, Montana passed House Bill 702 — the first of its kind in the nation — which prohibited discrimination based on vaccine status in settings like emplo...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Board of Public Ed formally adopts new school quality rules

The Montana Board of Public Education Friday unanimously approved a raft of changes to state regulations governing the quality of K-12 public schools, officially bringing to a close a multi-tiered process that be...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Gianforte signs $1B Republican tax rebate, tax-cut package into law

Flanked by dozens of Republican lawmakers on the steps of the state Capitol, Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a tax cut, rebate and spending package totalling more...