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2015 Legislature
7:28 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Montana Senate Considers Keystone Pipeline Resolution

The Keystone Pipeline under construction
Credit shannonpatrick17 (CC-BY-2.0)

Montana Lawmakers are considering a resolution asking Congress and the President to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which President Obama has already vetoed once. Malta Republican Representative Mike Lang told the Senate Energy Committee the pipeline promises benefits for the state and the nation as a whole.

"Pipelines are the safest, most reliable, economical, and environmentally favorable way to transport oil and other petroleum products. Presently, a lot of people don’t know but in Montana, 88 percent of the oil that’s in our refineries comes from Canada, right now, today."

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Montana Newscasts
7:13 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Evening Newscast 03-17-15

Evening Newscast 03-17-15
Credit Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast,  the so-called dark money bill in Montana's legislature took another step forward on Tuesday after passing the Senate last month.

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.4 percent in January.

The Montana Legislature would meet every year if Stevensville Senator Fred Thomas gets his way.

A Missoula man serving a 70-year prison sentence for killing a German exchange student in his garage last spring has denied any negligence in response to a lawsuit filed by the teen's family.

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2015 Legislature
7:11 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

State Budget Hearings Begin Wednesday At The Montana Legislature

Credit William Marcus

Wednesday, the debate at the Montana Legislature begins over the state-wide budget in House Bill 2. The bill gained only Republican support out of committee because it was more than $100 million less than the governor asked for.

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Mountain Water Ownership
6:56 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Missoulians To Carlyle Group: 'It's Our Water'

Councilman Bryan Von Lossberg addresses a rally in favor of a city takeover of Mountain Water Company in Missoula Tuesday, March 17.
Credit Josh Burnham

The city of Missoula’s attempt to seize ownership of its water from its current owner will begin in district court tomorrow. The city is suing The Carlyle Group, a global private firm, for ownership of Mountain Water Company.

Gathered in front of the county courthouse Tuesday afternoon, nearly 70 Missoulians sang, spoke and chanted in support of the city's effort.

City Councilman Jason Wiener was quite clear about where he stood on the issue.

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2015 Legislature
6:20 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Another Medicaid Expansion Plan Introduced At The Montana Legislature

Sen. Ed Buttrey (R) SD11
Credit Montana Legislature

The latest proposal to expand health insurance coverage for the working poor is scheduled for a legislative hearing Friday.

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2015 Legislature
5:54 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Supporters Pack Hearing On Gov's Infrastructure Plan

Credit Eric Whitney

Supporters for infrastructure projects across Montana packed the House Appropriations Committee Monday afternoon to speak in favor of the governor's funding plan. The hearing was a stark contrast to last week's hearings on the GOP's alternate infrastructure bills.

The GOP proposals for infrastructure is found in House Bills 6, 7, 8, 11, 15, and 403. These bills were heard last week. There were few proponents; all were opposed by the Bullock Administration.

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Ambassador Max Baucus
5:28 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Baucus Returns To Montana To Talk Trade And Tourism

Max Baucus, U.S. Ambassador to China

Former Montana Senator, and current Ambassador to China, Max Baucus returned to his home state for the first time in over a year Monday night.

Baucus addressed a Montana Chamber of Commerce gathering in Helena. He said China's economic output is on track to surpass the U.S. in about 10 years, but that means increased opportunities for some Montana industries, such as energy. Montana can supply China with coal, and with technology to burn that coal cleanly, now that China has agreed to slow its growth in carbon emissions.

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Montana Newscasts
10:37 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Morning Newscast 03-17-15

Credit Josh Burnham

On this edition of Montana Morning Newscast, former Montana Senator Max Baucus returned to his home state for the first time in over a year Monday night.

Teachers, school officials and lawmakers are debating whether to repeal national education standards that Montana enacted in 2013.

A GOP-led House panel considering the Democratic governor's infrastructure plan allowed about 80 people to testify in support of the measure while no one testified in opposition.

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Documentary Special
8:08 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Reveal for March 2015

03/22/2015 - We look at the power of a photo, what happens when a VA doctor hands out opiates to veterans like candy and surgery patients who got screwed out of the real deal.

https://beta.prx.org/stories/143424

Montana Newscasts
6:48 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Evening Newscast 03-16-15

Evening Newscast 03-16-15
Credit Josh Burnham

On this edition of the Montana Evening Newscast, Glendive's water supply was shut down briefly this weekend due to contamination from the January 17th oil spill into the Yellowstone River.

The House has passed a measure to make it illegal for doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients.

The state House endorsed a bill today that would make it a crime to provide abortion services through telemedicine, which involves doctor’s consultation using video or similar electronic communication.

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