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Mike Dennison

Helena, Montana
As seen in:  Missoulian, Billings Gazette

Chief political reporter for MT Television Network, based in Helena, 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.
Jun 02, 2015

APNewsBreak: Tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte confirms to AP he is considering running for Montana governor in 2016. bit.ly/1FSegiS

Jun 02, 2015

RT @mattvolz: APNewsBreak: Tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte confirms to AP he is considering running for Montana governor in 2016. bit.ly/1FSegiS

Jun 02, 2015

It's Gianforte's first public confirmation of the widespread speculation he plans to challenge incumbent Gov. Bullock bit.ly/1FSegiS

Jun 02, 2015

Gianforte sold his software startup for $1.5B in 2011, has ties to Sen. Daines and has been raising his profile bit.ly/1FSegiS

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.
May 30, 2015

Umm, wow. Montana BCBS lost a whole heck of a lot of money in 2014. m.helenair.com/news/local/hea…

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.
May 24, 2015

Miles City man charged after stabbing: MILES CITY — An 18-year-old Miles City man is charged with attempted de... bit.ly/1LzNGwW

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...
May 06, 2015

Where you're most likely to become a victim of a violent crime in Montana: According to data from the Federal ... bit.ly/1Qo1WLX

New law will increase some highway speed limits to 80 mph

May 06, 2015

Montana increases its speed limit on interstate highways from 75 to 80 mph billingsgazette.com/news/governmen…

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.
May 06, 2015

RT @billingsgazette: BREAKING: North Dakota town evacuated after oil cars derail and catch fire bgz.tt/17bb7 pic.twitter.com/T9UjZ7cQcJ

May 06, 2015

RT @billingsgazette: BREAKING: North Dakota town evacuated after oil cars derail and catch fire bgz.tt/17bb7 pic.twitter.com/T9UjZ7cQcJ

May 06, 2015

RT @bgazettestate: North Dakota town evacuated after oil cars derail and catch fire: HEIMDAL, N.D. — The small North Dakota commu... bit.ly/1EgDt2y

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.
May 03, 2015

Your weekly installment of Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, doin' things. ravallirepublic.com/news/local/art… "accomplishes most of his goals at Legislature"

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

Apr 30, 2015

Man pleads guilty to killing father-in-law: POLSON, Mont. (AP) — A Polson man has pleaded guilty to mitigated ... bit.ly/1zv3JL6

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.
Apr 29, 2015

RT @bgazettestate: Montana governor signs Medicaid expansion into law: HELENA — After several years and a long bumpy road to pass... bit.ly/1EqIMzH

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