Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock’s presidential campaign has raised more than $2 million since kicking off in mid-May. 

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Hunters and anglers in Montana can now fund wolf mitigation and control efforts. The optional donation on licenses comes from a bill signed into law this legislative session.

Gov. Steve Bullock’s presidential campaign has agreed to pay for the travel, lodging and meals of the Montana Highway Patrol security detail accompanying him on out-of-state campaign travel.

Bullock’s official staff signed-off on an agreement earlier this month to pay for the expenses after Attorney General Tim Fox ordered a stop to the security. As of publication time the exact cost of the security detail has not been made public. 

Montana’s Medicaid expansion now covers more than 92,000 people. Its future was in question earlier this year when state lawmakers debated whether to continue it, and if so, how.

Conservative lawmakers campaigned to scrap expansion altogether. More moderate Republicans pushed for adding work requirements for enrollees — something not allowed under the Obama administration but OK'd by President Trump.

The 2018 Infrastructure Report Card says Montana will need $1.15 billion to address immediate water needs over the next 20 years.
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Fourteen Montana communities will receive a total of $6.5 million of federal funds this year for local infrastructure, housing development and job creation projects. That’s almost a million dollars over last year.

Candidates for statewide office in Montana’s 2020 election raised more than $1.4 million since the start of the year, most of that coming over the last three months. Candidates were required to file campaign finance reports by Friday.

Most of the early money coming in is taking sides in the contested Republican primary for governor.

TransCanada said the Keystone XL pipeline will begin contruction in 2019.
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A coalition of conservation groups on Monday sued to stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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It’s national Pride Month and, in Montana, Big Sky Pride is responsible for dropping by a different community annually and holding a series of events to celebrate. It’s one of the only groups currently doing so in the state.

Matt Rosendale is sworn in January 2, 2017 as Montana State Auditor at the state Capitol. He was joined by his wife Jean. Rosendale served as Senate Majority Leader in the 2015 Montana Legislature.
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Montana Republicans' 2020 election lineup shuffled again Monday after U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte decided to run for governor instead of re-election, with State Auditor Matt Rosendale jumping into the now-open House race seven months after failing to unseat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.

Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte officially announces his run for Montana's governor, June 14, 2019.
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Montana’s Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte Friday officially announced his run in the state’s 2020 election for governor.

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