2019 Budget

The power plant in the distance.
Kayla Desroches / Yellowstone Public Radio

BILLINGS, Mont. (The Billings Gazette) — A legal team representing customers of Montana's utilities says NorthWestern Energy's proposal to purchase a larger portion of a coal-fired power plant in southeastern Montana for $1 doesn't include an analysis showing the acquisition is in the public interest or will result in reasonable electricty charges.

Affordable Housing Advocates Look To Montana Legislature For Help

Jan 23, 2019
Colter Peterson/Bozeman Daily Chronicle

There are plenty of infrastructure priorities jockeying for scarce state dollars as the Montana Legislature meets this winter, but, with housing costs a burden for many modest-income Montanans, advocates and some lawmakers want to spend state money boosting affordable housing projects.

Office of the Governor

Governor Steve Bullock’s budget priorities going into the 2019 Legislative session includes more money for early childhood education and higher education.

As record wildfires rage across the West, funding for fire prevention science is in jeopardy. Under President Donald Trump's 2019 budget proposal, cuts to various programs will be significant.