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Helena, Montana
Reporter, Montana Lee Newspapers State Bureau
As seen in:  Missoulian, Billings Gazette

Former reporter for the Montana Lee Newspapers State Bureau, covering politics, campaigns, health care, energy ... and plenty more.

Gianforte considering run for Montana governor

billingsgazette.com — HELENA - Technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte says he is considering running for Montana governor in 2016. Gianforte's interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday is the Bozeman resident's first confirmation of the widespread speculation that he is mounting a challenge to incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.

Health insurers reporting big losses on `marketplace’ policies; rate hikes likely

helenair.com — Health insurers selling individual policies on Montana's Internet "marketplace" are reporting substantial losses for last year -- and saying rate increases on marketplace policies are likely in store for next year. Health-insurance companies had to guess at the cost of this new market, and it appears they guessed low, leading to losses in 2014.

Miles City man charged after stabbing

billingsgazette.com — MILES CITY - An 18-year-old Miles City man is charged with attempted deliberate homicide in the stabbing of another man at a Miles City residence. Police Chief Doug Colombik said Tristen Peters was arrested at a street dance in Miles City on May 16.

Where you're most likely to become a victim of a violent crime in Montana

billingsgazette.com — As we start the postseason with Classes B and C holding their district meets this week, we recap last week's action headlined by the Midland R... WASHINGTON - In the months before his death in May 2011, Osama bin Laden was discussing new gambits - from a truce with Pakistan to opportunis...

New law will increase some highway speed limits to 80 mph

North Dakota town evacuated after oil cars derail and catch fire

billingsgazette.com — HEIMDAL, N.D. - The small North Dakota community of Heimdal and surrounding farmsteads have been evacuated after an oil tanker train derailed this morning. Wells County Emergency Manager Tammy Roehrich said the BNSF Railway oil tanker train derailed around 7:30 a.m., setting six oil tanker cars on fire.

Gov. Bullock accomplishes most of his goals at Legislature

ravallirepublic.com — HELENA - In calling the winners and losers of the 2015 Legislature, Gov. Steve Bullock sure looks like a winner - and conservative Republicans and their leaders came out on the losing end more often than not on the big issues.

Obama administration has 'concerns' about Montana Medicaid plan

missoulian.com — HELENA - The Obama administration Friday said it has some "concerns" about provisions of Montana's plan to expand Medicaid, such as charging premiums to those with very low incomes, but will work closely with state officials to review the plan. "Our priority will be to make sure any ...

Man pleads guilty to killing father-in-law

Montana governor signs Medicaid expansion into law

billingsgazette.com — HELENA - After several years and a long bumpy road to passage, the governor signed a bill into law Wednesday to expand Medicaid eligibility to about 70,000 low-income Montanans. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock signed the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership Act into law in the Capitol rotunda as hundreds of people cheered.
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Jun 22, 2015

Sunday evening ... You know where. Hard to beat a summer eve in the Emerald City pic.twitter.com/yLSBxrvqc5

May 29, 2015

One last story to do ... you'll see it on MT Lee websites later today. A litlte something on health care. #mtpol #mtleg

May 29, 2015

This is it, ladies & gents -- final day at MT Lee State Bureau, for @c_sjohnson @mikedennison . Thanks all, for wonderful comments. #mtpol

May 06, 2015

@GovernorBullock signs bill to close MT Developmental Center in Boulder but says state facility could still exist. #mtleg #mtpol

May 05, 2015

RT @RepKnudsen: Rep MacDonald has facts wrong. My HB402 was never getting signed by Gov, and wasn't part of neg deal. m.billingsgazette.com/news/opinion/g… #mtpol #mtleg

May 05, 2015

But, MT drivers ... U can go fast, but not w/ old plates. Gov. Bullock vetoes bill allowing 10, rather than 5-yr renewal on plates. #mtpol

May 05, 2015

@GovernorBullock signs bill upping interstate speed limit to 80 mph in MT. Gentlemen, start your engines. #mtpol #mtleg

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