Evening Newscast: Thursday, Mar 16

Mar 16, 2017

  • The 2018-2019 Montana budget is being debated on the House floor
  • Crowding at jails statewide is disrupting Butte's plans to make space in the city jail in anticipation of a Friday St. Patrick's Day
  • A hearing is scheduled next week in District Court in Havre over money seized from the Chippewa Cree Tribe as a result of a judgment in a lawsuit
  • After criticism from residents, the Casper City Council has voted to restore the city's electronic waste recycling program
  • The U.S. House has passed a measure to expand the water storage at Fontenelle Reservoir in southwest Wyoming
  • An amendment to add $3 million to the Montana budget to implement the state's water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has been rejected
  • Yellowstone National Park has confirmed its first sighting of a grizzly bear to have emerged from winter hibernation
  • Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has vetoed a bill that would have allowed people to carry concealed firearms into government meetings