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2017 Montana Legislature

Jackie Yamanaka

In this week’s, Capitol Connections the topic is the federal Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. U.S. Senator Jon Tester said Monday in an address to the Montana House that repeal is imminent, but a replacement isn’t ready.


Jackie Yamanaka

Local government officials said the state is unfairly shifting the cost of housing the state’s prisoners to their taxpayers.  They are asking lawmakers to restore the payments to the actual costs

The root of the problem, said Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry is the sheer number of state inmates.


Jackie Yamanaka

The House Judiciary Committee gave unanimous approval to a bill aimed at helping law enforcement officials and others help individuals who are suffering from a behavioral health crisis. House Bill 237 seeks to get people help rather than a jail cell.

Sheriffs and law enforcement officers from across Montana lined up to speak in support of House Bill 237’s goal of creating local Crisis Intervention Teams, or CITs, and expanding the training.

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(Courtesy of Women's March Montana)/(https://www.womensmarchmontana.com/)

This Saturday, many women across the state are headed to the Capitol in Helena to participate in the Women's March on Montana.

Many are traveling from southeastern Montana, for different reasons, but united by one common message: Women's rights are human rights.


Jackie Yamanaka

In this week’s, Capitol Connections the topic is the federal Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. U.S. Senator Jon Tester said Monday in an address to the Montana House that repeal is imminent, but a replacement isn’t ready.


Jackie Yamanaka

Local government officials said the state is unfairly shifting the cost of housing the state’s prisoners to their taxpayers.  They are asking lawmakers to restore the payments to the actual costs

The root of the problem, said Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry is the sheer number of state inmates.


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Standing on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon, Simon Tam, the bassist and front man of the Asian-American rock group The Slants, was fired up. He'd just watched as most of the eight justices questioned whether the government should back his right to use his band's name, which is a racial slur.

"If the government really truly cared about fighting racist messages they would have canceled the registrations for numerous white supremacist groups before they even approached our case," he told a crowd of reporters.

David McCumber, the editor of the Montana Standard in Butte, discusses three bills that cumulatively could make it more dangerous to drive in the state. He also discusses what the EPA nomination of Scott Pruitt by President-elect Donald Trump could mean for Montana. 

Evening Newscast 01-19-17

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The Montana Senate has passed legislation to change the state's rape laws, and they will now go to the House for consideration.

Lawmakers in Helena are considering a bill that would infuse money back into the state’s main revenue fund by increasing taxes on new oil and gas wells.

A federal judge has ordered Idaho to destroy all information collected from collars placed on elk and wolves, which was obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area.

Montana lawmakers take up a privacy bill tomorrow.

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Today, a so-called Bill of Rights for kids in foster care and the parents that take care of them got its first hearing in the state legislature. Although guidelines outlining those rights already exist now, they’re just administrative policy and not a part of state law.

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David McCumber, the editor of the Montana Standard in Butte, discusses three bills that cumulatively could make it more dangerous to drive in the state. He also discusses what the EPA nomination of Scott Pruitt by President-elect Donald Trump could mean for Montana. 

Evening Newscast 01-19-17

3 hours ago

The Montana Senate has passed legislation to change the state's rape laws, and they will now go to the House for consideration.

Lawmakers in Helena are considering a bill that would infuse money back into the state’s main revenue fund by increasing taxes on new oil and gas wells.

A federal judge has ordered Idaho to destroy all information collected from collars placed on elk and wolves, which was obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area.

Montana lawmakers take up a privacy bill tomorrow.

Today, a so-called Bill of Rights for kids in foster care and the parents that take care of them got its first hearing in the state legislature. Although guidelines outlining those rights already exist now, they’re just administrative policy and not a part of state law.