Three out of four conservative states approved measures, while the election of a Democratic governor in Maine seemingly ends the Republican effort to block last year’s successful referendum.
In Montana, many voters, including Native Americans, rely on volunteers to collect and deliver their absentee ballots. But a referendum next month would end the practice.
With its employee health plan in financial crisis, Montana hired a former insurance insider who pushed back against industry players with vested interests in keeping costs high. She proved, essentially, that bargaining down health care prices works.
“If the farmers and ranchers aren’t making money, we feel it immediately in Great Falls.”
Bariatric surgery works, but hundreds of thousands of eligible patients can’t get it.
The share of middle-class households grew more in Montana than in any other state between 2013 and 2016.
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Western states rich in coal, oil and natural gas—among them Wyoming, New Mexico and Montana—already rely heavily on those industries and have had their budgets hit hard in recent years by falling energy prices.
The federal government spent more than $2 billion on fires from Florida to Washington this year. States spend untold millions more.
A Montana county board chairman says it's time for Congress to institute “mandatory, long-term funding” for counties with federal lands within their borders.
Three Republicans and two Democrats teamed up to urge the Senate to act quickly.
So far this year, fires have burned 5.2 million acres of land. And it’s only going to get worse.
The Democratic governors of Louisiana and Montana express their distaste for the Senate bill to overhaul Obamacare.
A willingness to defend controversial issues in Republican towns earned Democrat Steve Bullock the support he needed, at a time when Trump was surging.
It’s an enemy that many water infrastructure managers are familiar with.
And there’s not much that can be done to contain its spread.
U.S. Department of Agriculture loans and grants have helped fund water infrastructure in rural localities like Hysham, Montana. The Trump administration’s proposed budget would nix funding for the program that provided this assistance.
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