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Juneau seeking Lawmaker Support for Graduation Matters Program
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is asking lawmakers to support initiatives that build on efforts to increase graduation rates. Speaking to a joint session of the Montana House and Senate yesterday, Juneau says that the state's students are doing well on tests,…
Pain Instead of Prison?
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana lawmaker says that convicts should be allowed to escape prison time if they instead agree to the "infliction of physical pain." Republican Rep. Jerry O'Neil is drafting a bill that would allow those convicted of misdemeanors or felonies to …
Montana Legislators Consider Pro-Gun Proposals
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana legislators are considering a new package of pro-gun proposals. One of the first bills heard by the Legislature would privatize the address information of concealed weapon permit holders out of fear that they'd become targets of crime...
Tester urges bipartisanship at Legislature
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is urging state lawmakers to focus on bipartisan solutions, and says the biggest challenge on the federal level is balancing the budget.
Tester returned to the Legislature Monday where he got his political start...