MTPR

Evening Newscast 03-13-17

Mar 13, 2017

Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 3.9 percent in January, the lowest rate in nearly a decade. Officials say Montana added 2,700 payroll jobs in January.

Montana election officials say a bill that would give counties the option of holding an all-mail ballot for the special congressional election must pass before April 10th.

A Billings radio host returned to the airwaves today after apologizing for suggesting that Native Americans should have separate basketball tournaments due to unruly fan behavior.

Supporters of a bill aimed at reducing property taxes in Montana say the agricultural industry needs help because of dropping commodity prices.

The Montana Senate blocked a bill today that would have required vehicles going 35 miles per hour to give cyclists three feet when passing, and five feet if they sped up.

Are you feeling a little sleepy today? Maybe a little cranky? It’s probably because Montanans sprung forward an hour yesterday due to Daylight Savings. But in the future, that might not happen.

Montana's top school chief says she will revise the state's plan to provide a quality education to all students, assess their progress and help struggling schools improve.

The Republican controlled House Judiciary passed a bill this morning that would ban the application of foreign law in Montana courts. The 11-to-8 party-line vote sends Senate Bill 97 to the full House Floor for debate.