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MT Lottery

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:53:09 GMT2017-03-25T04:53:09Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- These Montana lotteries were drawn Friday:...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Big Sky Bonus' game

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:08:30 GMT2017-03-25T02:08:30Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Montana Lottery's "Big Sky Bonus" game were:...

Governor warns House bill could sink infrastructure again

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:30:46 GMT2017-03-25T01:30:46Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's budget director warned Friday that House Republicans' stripped-down infrastructure bill could result once again in the state failing to pass a bonding bill for public works and capital projects across the state....

Disputed infrastructure projects in the Montana Legislature

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:42:27 GMT2017-03-24T23:42:27Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana House and Senate are considering parallel bills that would fund infrastructure projects through bonds. The Senate's bill at $98 million is much higher than the $33 million being considered by the House, whose Republican members are concerned about putting the state into debt. Here is a glance at four disputed capital building projects that are contained in the Senate bill but are not in the House version....

Lawmakers select 2 nominees for political practices office

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:31:39 GMT2017-03-24T23:31:39Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Legislative leaders ended a stalemate Friday and will forward two names for Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to consider for the next commissioner of political practices to oversee the state's campaign, ethics and lobbying regulations....

Lawmakers table privatization of $1.6 billion insurance fund

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:29:44 GMT2017-03-24T23:29:44Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana lawmakers on Friday put off further discussion on dismantling and privatizing the state's massive workers compensation system, saying the task was too daunting to take up in the waning days of the legislative session....

Bus taking 26 students on ski trip catches fire; no injuries

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:01:08 GMT2017-03-24T23:01:08Z

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Authorities say a bus carrying 26 students on a ski trip caught fire as it made its way up the steep road to Red Lodge Mountain....

The Latest: Senate panel approves $98M infrastructure bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:40:23 GMT2017-03-24T22:40:23Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Latest on parallel infrastructure bills in the House and Senate (all times local):...

Montana bill seeks abortion ban on 'pain-capable' fetuses

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:22:06 GMT2017-03-24T21:22:06Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A bill seeking to ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy has won endorsement from the Montana Senate....

House endorses measure to loan Colstrip owner $10M per year

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:06:15 GMT2017-03-24T21:06:15Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana House has endorsed a bill that would allow the state Board of Investments to loan Talen Energy to $10 million a year to keep two units of the Colstrip power plant running for the next five years....

House rejects moving Montana State Parks from FWP

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:55:42 GMT2017-03-24T20:55:42Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The House has voted against removing Montana State Parks from the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks....

Montana's unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent in February

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:04:09 GMT2017-03-24T19:04:09Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.8 percent in February, compared to the national rate of 4.7 percent....

Professor, lawmaker, conservationist Bob Ream dies in Helena

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:43:11 GMT2017-03-24T18:43:11Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Bob Ream, whose impacts on conservation in Montana stretched from scientific research and mentoring students to forming public policy, has died in Helena. He was 80....

Nevada corrections manager to become Montana prison warden

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:36:24 GMT2017-03-24T15:36:24Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The superintendent of a maximum security juvenile detention center in rural Nevada will serve as the new warden for the Montana State Prison....

Manhattan man settles lawsuit over DUI investigation, charge

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:36:55 GMT2017-03-24T14:36:55Z

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A Manhattan man who was charged with killing his wife in a drunken driving crash in January 2012 received a $100,000 settlement in a lawsuit that alleged investigators conducted warrantless searches and failed to preserve key evidence and that prosecutors did not have grounds to file charges....

Committee blocks plan to eliminate daylight saving time

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:04:36 GMT2017-03-24T04:04:36Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A legislative committee has voted not to abandon daylight saving time....

Man gets prison for trying to escape Flathead County jail

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:04:44 GMT2017-03-24T03:04:44Z

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- A Kalispell man who tried to escape from the Flathead County jail a week after he escaped from the Mineral County jail is headed to prison....

Passions flare over conducting special election by mail

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:40:15 GMT2017-03-24T00:40:15Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The fight over Montana's only congressional seat was thrust into the legislative arena Thursday, as lawmakers continued debate over whether to conduct the May 25 special election by mail....

Montana lawmakers told about economic risk of bathroom bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:28:05 GMT2017-03-24T00:28:05Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana's chief economic development officer warned Thursday of dire consequences if lawmakers entangle the state in the national debate about the use of bathrooms by transgender people....

Montana lawmakers look at rainy day fund for budget

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:03:23 GMT2017-03-23T23:03:23Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana lawmakers are considering creating a rainy day fund that would allow the state act quickly in the face of a budget deficit such as the one the state is experiencing now....