2013 Montana legislature

In Other Words
5:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Amanda Curtis On "Paying Attention And Getting Involved"

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This interview first aired in April 2013, sixteen months before Curtis was chosen to replace John Walsh as Montana's Democratic nominee in the 2014 U.S. Senate election.

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Year in Review
11:22 am
Tue December 31, 2013

News staff looks back on a busy year

Sen. Mike Phillips (D-Bozeman) quoting from the Montana Constitution in opposition to Republicans taking votes before recognizing a ‚Äúcall of the Senate‚ÄĚ during the 2013 legislature
Dan Boyce

2013 began with a new governor and a new legislature - and wound down with a government shutdown. In-between there were headline-grabbing trials and home-destroying fires.

The MTPR news staff - Sally Mauk, Edward O'Brien, Dan Boyce and Katrin Frye - covered the issues and breaking news. In this feature, they take a look back at a year of drama and heartache, and political surprises.

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State Employee Pay
5:13 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Deal on state employee raises reached, University System still waiting

Montana’s public employees now just need to wait for state agencies and unions to ratify a plan negotiated with Gov. Steve Bullock in order to receive their first base-pay raises in more than four years.

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2013 Legislature
6:11 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Will Democrats change their minds on key bills to support Bullock vetoes?

Rep. Clarena Brockie (D-Harlem)

Governor Steve Bullock’s office is reaching out to Democratic Lawmakers to uphold his vetoes on some key bills from the 2013 Legislature,  including some bills that were initially supported by almost the entire legislative body.

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2013 Legislature
10:12 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Planned Parenthood sues state over two abortion measures

Planned Parenthood of Montana filed a lawsuit Thursday against two measures restricting the abortion rights of minors, one just passed by the 2013 Legislature and the other passed by Montana voters in 2012.  

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2013 Legislature
9:40 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Time running out for lawmakers to override Bullock vetoes

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Montana lawmaker have until Monday to cast their votes on whether to override certain vetoes from Governor Steve Bullock.

Bullock vetoed the second highest number of bills in Montana history this year--a total of 71 bills.

Two dozen of those bills were passed by a 2/3rds  majority of the legislature, and thus meet the criteria for a potential veto override. The Secretary of State's office sends out polls on those bills, and if 2/3rds of both the House and Senate vote for them again the veto is overturned.

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2013 Legislature
10:41 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Bullock vetoes draw GOP criticism

Governor Steve Bullock has finished working through bills from the 2013 Legislative Session. Bullock signed 393 bills this session.

But Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce says he vetoed 71.  

 

In addition, check out this report from Matt Gouras of the Associated Press:

HELENA, Mont. (AP) ‚ÄĒ A legislative session that began with promises of compromise ended with a whole bunch of vetoes from Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday ‚ÄĒ and plenty of criticism from Republicans who argued the governor was undermining bipartisan efforts.

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