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

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

House Republican caucus isn't 1st in recent past to violate open-meetings law

missoulian.com — HELENA - Montana's 2015 House Republican caucus got itself in hot water recently, when two news reporters found its members in the basement of a Helena restaurant at a secret meeting - a violation of Montana's open-meetings law.

Montana GOP legislator: Native Americans 'more conservative than people realize'

missoulian.com — HELENA - G. Bruce Meyers says growing up on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation in north-central Montana, he was taught not to trust anything "white, rich or Republican," and never questioned it. Yet three weeks ago, Meyers won an upset victory as state representative for the House district including the reservation - running as a Republican.

NEWLY UPDATED: Missoula County issues marriage license to gay couple

missoulian.com — Clerks of court in Montana have started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a federal judge threw out the state's gay marriage ban. Missoula County Clerk of Court Shirley Faust said a couple was being issued a license Wednesday afternoon, just hours after a judge ordered the ban lifted immediately.

Bullock proposal would provide 70K with Medicaid coverage

missoulian.com — HELENA - As promised, Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday unveiled his plan to make another run at asking the Legislature to accept millions in federal dollars to provide health coverage for 70,000 low-income Montanans. The governor's plan, revealed as part of his proposed two-year budget, would accept federal money to expand Medicaid, the state-federal program that pays medical bills for the poor.

2nd year of 'Obamacare' insurance marketplace in Montana begins

missoulian.com — HELENA - With little fanfare, the second year of buying subsidized health insurance on the "Obamacare" online marketplace kicked off Saturday in Montana - and consumers have just one month to get a policy effective Jan. 1.

Montana workers' compensation fund to pay $20M dividend

missoulian.com — HELENA - The state worker's compensation fund Friday approved a $20 million dividend to be paid to most of its 27,000 business customers in Montana - its largest dividend ever. The dividend, approved by the Montana State Fund's board at a meeting in Helena, equates to an average 16 percent reduction of work-comp insurance premiums paid by businesses in 2012, fund officials said.

Tester to chair Democratic senatorial campaign committee

missoulian.com — HELENA - Montana Sen. Jon Tester today was named chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, elevating him to a leadership post where he'll be recruiting and fundraising for the Democrats' 2016 U.S. Senate candidates.

Tester named to lead Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

billingsgazette.com — HELENA - Montana Sen. Jon Tester today was named chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, elevating him to a leadership post where he'll be recruiting and fundraising for the Democrats' 2016 U.S. Senate candidates.

Republican camps differ on working with Bullock, Democrats

missoulian.com — HELENA - The conservative wing of the Montana Republican Party won every key leadership post for the 2015 Legislature at party elections here Wednesday, and came out firing at Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock. "We need to show the differences between the Republicans and Montana and this governor," House Speaker-elect Austin Knudsen of Culbertson told fellow Republicans at the Capitol.

U.S. Sen. Tester: New role could create opportunity to 'get things done'

missoulian.com — HELENA - Montana's senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jon Tester, will now be in the minority for the first time in his Senate career - but said this week his new role may actually create more opportunities to get things done.
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Nov 20, 2014

MT Gov Bullock's chief of staff Tim Burton leaves to become new exec-dir of MT League of Cities & Towns. #mtpol #mtleg

Nov 20, 2014

Shakeup in MT Gov Bullock's admin: Chief of Staff Tim Burton leaves for new job; DEQ Chief Tracy Stone-Manning takes his place. #mtpol

Nov 19, 2014

RT @Sanjay_Talwani: MT AG TimFox is NOT seeking a stay of Judge’s gay marriage order. So it’s the law of the land. For now. #mtpol

Nov 19, 2014

MT AG Fox, a Republican, says he has duty to defend MT gay-marriage ban until "no appeal can made in a court of law." #mtpol #mtleg

Nov 19, 2014

MT AG Tim Fox says he will appeal Judge Morris' ruling today that struck down MT's gay-marriage ban. #mtleg #mtpol

Nov 19, 2014

Morris on his ruling: `Not everyone will celebrate this outcome.' But Consitution exists to `protect disfavored minorities.' #mtpol #mtleg

Nov 19, 2014

Morris' ruling permanently blocks MT from enforcing its gay-marriage ban. Effective immediately, he says. #mtpol #mtleg

Nov 19, 2014

Fed Judge Brian Morris of Great Falls says MT's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. #mtleg #mtpol

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