Steve Bullock

Gov. Steve Bullock says he’s not sure what’s next for him now that he’s withdrawn from the presidential race. But he’s definitely not running for the U.S. Senate.

Bullock met with the state Capitol press corps for the first time Wednesday since dropping out of his long-shot bid for the Democratic Party’s nomination.

The snow covered Blackfeet Indian Reservation on December 12, 2019.
Katy Kittson / Blackfeet Transit

A ground blizzard is brewing on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northern Montana. How is the tribe preparing for high winds and snow drifts?

Two of the three Republican primary candidates for governor met in Helena Tuesday night for a debate focused on jobs and the economy.

Attorney General Tim Fox and State Sen. Albert Olszewski stood in an event hall at Carroll College for just under an hour making their pitch to GOP voters.

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.4% in October.

Gov. Steve Bullock says 851 people joined the workforce last month due to wage growth and increased job opportunities. That’s the largest monthly gain in the labor force since 2015.

The U.S. unemployment rate also moved up 0.1 percentage points to 3.6%.

A comment box from the U.S. State Department for thoughts on an recently updated environmental draft for the Keystone XL pipeline on October 29, 2019.
Olivia Reingold / Yellowstone Public Radio

The public has until midnight Monday to comment on the recently updated draft environmental impact study for the Keystone XL pipeline. Commenters include Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock.

Courtesy of the Governor's Office

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The governor of Montana has signed an agreement to settle about $6 million for trails and water infrastructure in East Helena.

People on Medicaid who work rural seasonal jobs in Montana are wondering about the future of their access to health coverage. Montana recently passed a law that, if it gains federal approval and goes into effect as planned in January, would require many Medicaid recipients to prove they work a set number of hours each month.

The Bullock administration appeared in State District Court in Hamilton Wednesday to defend its order to temporarily halt the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in the state. A Montana vaping industry association is challenging that order, and a state judge has allowed the continued sale of flavored vaping products until a final ruling is made.

Montana Public Radio's Edward O'Brien was at the courthouse Wednesday and joins us now.

Gov. Steve Bullock is taking sides in the Democratic party’s 2020 primary race for governor. In a press conference Friday Bullock endorsed his current lieutenant governor for the job.

Dr. Jason M. Adkins presents Mountain States Poll at Montana State University Billings October 23.
http://www.msubillings.edu/news/article.asp?id=19171

Montana State University Billings released the 32nd edition of its political poll Wednesday. The poll shows a majority of Montanans and Wyomingites support President Donald Trump and disapprove of Congress.

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