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Senate endorses looser concealed carry law

March 25, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) A measure to allow people to carry a concealed gun without a permit from law enforcement is closer to becoming law. Continue Reading

Lawmakers to tell AG to join health care lawsuit

March 15, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) Montana House Republican lawmakers heartily endorsed a plan Tuesday that would force the state’s attorney general to join a lawsuit challenging the federal health care law, a move that sets up a possible showdown with an executive branch controlled by Democrats. Continue Reading

Bill would eliminate Election Day holiday in Mont.

February 23, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) General election days would no longer be a paid holiday for state employees under a bill endorsed by the House. Continue Reading

House green lights concealed carry without permit

February 21, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) The House has endorsed a gun rights proposal that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in urban areas without a permit. Continue Reading

House kills mandate for pre-divorce counseling

February 19, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) The GOP-controlled House rebuffed a proposal Saturday from the Republican majority leader that would mandate that couples with minor children undergo counseling prior to getting a divorce.
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Bill to allow guns on school grounds gets hearing

February 18, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) A bill to make allowances for bringing guns on school grounds is receiving a hearing in the state House.
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Senate gives final passage to death penalty repeal

February 15, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) The state Senate is sending a bill to repeal Montana’s death penalty to the House, where the plan failed two years ago. Continue Reading

Lawmakers consider illegal immigration policies

February 15, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) Several Republican-sponsored bills before the Legislature aim to tighten regulations for illegal immigrants in the state.
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Sen. John Tester says hard work needed to balance federal budget

February 12, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said Friday that everyone will need to sacrifice in order to balance the federal budget, but argued in a policy speech to state lawmakers it has to be done and now is the time to start.
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House endorses increasing concealed carry areas

February 9, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) The House is endorsing a concealed carry gun rights bill that would allow those with concealed weapon permits to carry a gun into now-prohibited places like a bank, government office or bar. Continue Reading&