Montana Legislature http://mtpr.org en MT's budget on track http://mtpr.org/post/mts-budget-track <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Analysts expect Montana’s budget surplus to be slightly higher than previous predictions.</span></p><p>The estimate comes from the Legislative Fiscal Division.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It now predicts the state will have nearly $353 million left in the bank at the end of this budget cycle.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s almost $6 million higher than estimates in December.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:54:12 +0000 Dan Boyce 16189 at http://mtpr.org Republican divide widening ahead of MT primary election http://mtpr.org/post/republican-divide-widening-ahead-mt-primary-election <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Montana moves toward the June primary elections, a deep divide still exists between elements of the state legislature’s Republican caucus.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:43:21 +0000 Dan Boyce 15538 at http://mtpr.org Republican divide widening ahead of MT primary election What a new water plan could mean for state climate policy http://mtpr.org/post/what-new-water-plan-could-mean-state-climate-policy <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Democratic state representative believes a new water plan being developed by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) may provide a vehicle for inserting more climate science into state policy.</span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:43:50 +0000 Dan Boyce 13373 at http://mtpr.org What a new water plan could mean for state climate policy