• While more than 250 bills are still on their way to the governor's desk, more than 550 died in committee or on the floors of the Montana House and Senate
  • Mike Enzi has apologized to a well-known Douglas cross-dresser for comments he says coincidentally fit the man's description
  • A new environmental study says a coal-export terminal proposed in southwest Washington would have major impacts on local communities, access to tribal fishing sites and rail safety

Jackie Yamanaka

As senators who are both hitting their term-limits, Chas Vincent, R-Libby, and Mary Caferro, D-Helena, both agree that as a state with term limits, elected officials must understand and communicate with each other, not only in their own caucus, but across the aisle.

  • Montana game wardens have captured two bear cubs orphaned after a female black bear was struck and killed by a pickup truck near Rogers Pass on the Rocky Mountain Front
  • A legislative committee has endorsed the nomination of a Miami probation officer to lead Montana's Department of Corrections
  • A federal judge has dismissed claims that Montana's commissioner of political practices retaliated against a state lawmaker who publicly disclosed a confidential ethics complaint against Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock

Jackie Yamanaka

Motorists will pay a little bit more at the pump under a bill that appears headed for the finish line. The additional money raised is earmarked to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges.

House Bill 473 sought to raise the tax on a gallon of gasoline by 8 cents a gallon, but an amendment lowered that to 4 ½ cents.