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Evening Newscast 04-17-17

Apr 17, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Congress may not know what to do about former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, but Montana lawmakers are pushing through legislation they believe will bring down healthcare costs and increase price transparency regardless of what happens in Washington.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to campaign on behalf of Rob Quist as he seeks Montana's lone seat in the U.S. House in a special election next month.

U.S. Senator Steve Daines says he thinks American beef is almost back on the menu in China. The Montana University System will soon be paying current and former employees who are owed medical insurance claims.

Evening Newscast 04-14-17

Apr 14, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed a bill that sought to bring more scrutiny to unfunded federal government mandates and another that he said would limit the growth of clean-energy industries.

Montana wildlife officials are proposing to keep the number of wolves that can be hunted or trapped at four, in the area just north of Yellowstone National Park.

Republican Congressional Candidate Greg Gianforte is campaigning differently now than he did last year when he was seeking the Governor's chair.

Evening Newscast 04-13-17

Apr 13, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

NorthWestern Energy won’t share in the cost of supplying power to customers because of unexpected outages.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has appointed a new director of the state Department of Corrections.

Lee Enterprises has bought the free alternative weekly newspaper the Missoula Independent.

It’s looking more likely that Montanans will soon be spending more money at gas pumps, after a gas tax increase bill passed out of the state Senate Thursday morning.

Evening Newscast 04-12-17

Apr 12, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to campaign in Montana for Republican U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte.

Federal investigators said today they found credible evidence that male supervisors and staff in the maintenance division at Yellowstone National Park created a work environment that included unwelcome and inappropriate comments and actions toward women.

Evening Newscast 04-11-17

Apr 11, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Democratic Candidate for Congress Rob Quist today released his first quarter of 2017 fundraising total.

Montana lawmakers have moved forward on a pair of proposals aimed at combating the spread of zebra mussels.

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester has his first challenger in the 2018 Montana elections.

Interior Department officials say they have transferred the full $60 million into a scholarship fund agreed to under a government settlement with Native American landowners.

Evening Newscast 04-10-17

Apr 10, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Montana Legislature is one vote away from passing a bill that would require energy companies to disclose the chemicals they use to the Montana Oil and Gas Conservation Board.

A judge has agreed with three would-be candidates who want to run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat that they didn't have enough time to gather all of the voter signatures required by the state.

Cascade County authorities say a man apparently shot and killed himself after breaking into two homes and fleeing deputies.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed four bills meant to protect children who are in the state's foster care system.

Evening Newscast 04-07-17

Apr 7, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Governor Steve Bullock this morning revived debate over mail-only voting in the May special election for Montana’s vacant seat in the U.S. House.

Democratic Candidate for Montana’s vacant U.S. House seat Rob Quist is at this hour opening his Kalispell campaign office, and will be in Pablo tomorrow and Missoula Sunday.

Lawmakers in the state House of Representatives are considering a Senate proposal to issue bonds to pay for projects across Montana.

Evening Newscast 04-06-17

Apr 6, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

Republican lawmakers are taking steps to kill a proposed increase in Montana's tobacco tax.

Montana lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow elementary school districts with at least 1,000 students the option of voting to create a high school district.

Representative Jim Keane continues to steer his infrastructure bills to the Senate Finance and Claims Committee.

The state House today revived an infrastructure bill that previously failed, only to reject it again by a wider margin.

Evening Newscast 04-05-17

Apr 5, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

An anti-abortion bill that would force doctors to save a potentially viable fetus is a step closer to the governor's desk.

Government inspectors found almost 24,000 safety defects over a two-year period along United States railroad routes used to ship volatile crude oil.

The ACLU of Montana says its membership has tripled and an interest from donors and supporters of civil liberties has been heightened.

Evening Newscast 04-04-17

Apr 4, 2017
Montana Evening Newscast
Josh Burnham

The Montana Senate has given final approval to a $10.3 billion budget for the next two years, but lawmakers still haven't decided how much to set aside in reserves.

The Montana Legislature is advancing a bill that would extend safeguards against youth concussions to private schools and sports associations.

The Montana Senate has advanced a bill seeking to prohibit the governor from using the state's aircraft for campaign purposes in the two months before an election.

The House of Representatives gave preliminary approval today to a bill meant to preserve Montanans’ right to bear arms by prohibiting the enforcement of any federal ban on firearms.

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