MTPR

Evening Newscast 03-16-17

Mar 16, 2017

The state budget bill passed the House today on a party line vote.

People concerned about the contaminated Smurfit Stone paper mill site west of Missoula are meeting tonight in Frenchtown at 6 PM.

An amendment to add $3 million to the budget to implement the state's water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes was rejected.

The Montana House has given initial approval to a $10.2 billion state budget for the next two
years.

The National Weather Service is warning about the risk of flooding this weekend.

A hearing is scheduled next week in District Court in Havre over money seized from the Chippewa Cree Tribe as a result of a judgment in a lawsuit.

A Kalispell Republican club says it wants to hear from an organization that some on the left say engages in hate speech.