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Brad Tschida

Gov. Steve Bullock. File photo.
Corin Cates-Carney

Governor Steve Bullock used his veto pen Thursday to kill what he calls "a regular political game" played by the Legislature, to restrict the governor’s use of the state airplane.

The bill sponsored by Missoula Republican Brad Tschida would have blocked the governor from using the state plane for any activity related to state or federal political campaigns, unless the governor reimburses the state for the costs.

Montana Lawmakers Confront Tight Budget

Mar 9, 2017
State Capitol, Helena
Jacob Baynham, Community News Service, UM School of Journalism

Democratic Governor Steve Bullock says the number one concern he has with the Legislature’s proposed budget is the lack of funding for essential services.

Montana Capitol, Helena.
Mike Albans

Before adjourning for a mid-session hiatus, the Montana House gave final passage to a slate of bills, but rejected — on a tie vote — a proposal that sought to criminalize physician-assisted suicide.

Gavel.
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Montana voters are being asked to amend the state constitution to spell out specific rights for crime victims. Supporters of Constitutional Initiative 116 – or Marsy’s Law – say that’s important.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte stands in front of a poster-sized "classified ad" for the Montana state airplane. Gianforte says he'll sell the state plane if elected.
Corin Cates-Carney

A large black-and-white poster-sized classified ad selling a twin-engine plane stood as a prop on the Capitol steps Wednesday. The ad said the plane runs great, it was used in the past for mainly short flights and it’s a great party plane — for sale at $2 million or best offer.

Next to the ad, behind a wooden podium, Republican candidate for Governor Greg Gianforte announced what his campaign touted as a major policy proposal.

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