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  • Baucus, Tester support Keystone XL, but not GOP bill

    December 1, 2011 12:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, DC - Montana's two US Senators did not commit to supporting a Republican bill, but they do want to see approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Senate Republicans have proposed legislation to speed up federal action on the controversial Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The White House has delayed... more »
  • Party dinners highlight importance of 2012 Senate race

    May 22, 2011 12:50 AM

    BILLINGS- It was a big night for Yellowstone County politicians and their supporters. Both parties held annual dinner and auction rallies for their local supporters. The kicker-was that the two events happened within the distance of a parking lot from each other. The Truman Dinner, named after... more »
  • Republicans tout 10 bills they say create jobs

    April 7, 2011 5:29 PM

    HELENA - Republican legislative leaders are touting 10 pieces of legislation they say will create jobs - and they're rolling out a branding iron of their own. The Republicans used a Helena gravel pit Thursday as a backdrop to talk about a package of bills that includes looser mining... more »
  • Republican education funding plan reduced

    March 24, 2011 11:13 PM

    HELENA, MT - Senate Republicans are trimming their education spending plan in hopes of getting full support from their caucus. Some Republicans bucked the original plan that re-crafts key aspects of school funding while increasing funding about 3 percent over the two-year budget period. Late Thursday, a committee reduced the... more »
  • New Hampshire GOP to hold 2012 presidential straw poll

    January 20, 2011 12:52 AM

    DERRY, NH - New Hampshire Republicans are turning their attention to the 2012 presidential primary this weekend with a straw poll set to gauge what kind of support early contenders have among the party faithful. The straw poll is being organized by ABC News and WMUR-TV and is sanctioned... more »
  • Democrats angry Republicans voted for pay raise

    January 13, 2011 1:27 AM

    HELENA - Montana House Republicans are being accused of giving themselves a pay raise after voting to slash the state budget. This afternoon, the GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill to pay for the cost of running the 2011 Legislature. Included in the measure was additional money for the... more »
  • Dems accuse GOP of "pay raise" for MT legislators

    January 12, 2011 7:14 PM

    MISSOULA - House Republicans are being accused of giving themselves a pay raise after voting to slash the state budget. This afternoon, the GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill to pay for the cost of running the 2011 Legislature. Included in the measure was additional money for state healthcare... more »
  • MT Republicans make budget cuts

    January 11, 2011 8:23 PM

    Republicans are beginning to hack away at the state budget and they are facing a vocal opposition. Tuesday 6 separate appropriation subcommittees talked about how much money legislators need to cut in order to balance the checkbook. Republicans took action to set the starting budget at $3.45 billion in... more »
  • Complaints that tea party hurt GOP's Senate hopes

    November 6, 2010 1:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Tea party-backed candidates helped and hindered Republicans, injecting enthusiasm into campaigns but losing Senate seats held by Democrats in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada that the GOP once had big hopes of capturing. Republican leaders and strategists are muttering that the same tea party activists who elevated Speaker-to-be John... more »
  • Montana Republicans control the 62nd Legislature

    November 4, 2010 10:37 AM

    HELENA - Montana voters spoke loud and clear about who they want to control the 62nd Montana Legislature, with Republicans sweeping both houses. Preliminary results show the GOP walked away with 67 seats in the House, a two-thirds majority. MT GOP executive director Bowen Greenwood says he was... more »
  • Both parties aim to seize control of Legislature

    October 31, 2010 1:32 PM

    HELENA, MT - The Montana GOP is confident a rising tide of conservative politics nationwide will trickle down into the state's local races and give Republicans full control of the Legislature for the first time in six years. Democrats believe their effectiveness in running the state will be rewarded on... more »
  • Republicans fighting to take control of state legislature

    January 15, 2010 6:39 AM

    HELENA, MT - Republicans came out swinging on the first day of candidate filings with a familiar message of less taxes and smaller government - along with some new ammo as they seek control of the Legislature. The fight for control of the Legislature is expected to be a focus... more »

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