montana state legislature

Missing Democrat leads to legislative standoff
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Legislature is at a standoff over a missing Democratic senator — with Republicans alleging his absence is a ruse to kill GOP ballot measures.
Democrats recessed Friday to say they have been unable to locate Sen...
Standard Inceases to State Budget Axed
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican-led legislative budget panels are axing the standard inflationary increases normally used as a starting point for spending bills. The joint appropriations committees instead voted yesterday to start all agency budgets at 2012 levels...