Montana Politics

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Tuition freeze for Montana students OK’d in early vote

A legislative committee has unanimously endorsed the Montana University System’s budget, including $24 million that would freeze tuition for Montana resident students for the next two years.   The Joint Appropriations Subcommittee on Education voted 7-0 Wednesday to approve the governor’s two-year budget proposal to spend $404 million from taxpayers on the University System.   Read More…

Regional Politics

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Idaho House panel eyes sales tax plan

BOISE — Idaho’s most populated cities and counties appear to be big winners under a new revenue sharing proposal that was introduced Wednesday in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jason Monks, R-Nampa, revises the formula used to distribute sales tax revenues to local jurisdictions. Barring any major decreases in Read More…

Medical marijuana operations wouldn’t be considered farming under bill in ND Legislature

BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill passed by the North Dakota Senate would remove “the growing or processing of marijuana” from the definition of “farming or ranching,” which would mean growing marijuana would not be included under the state’s ban on corporate farming. North Dakota’s existing corporate farming law limits corporate farming to entities that consist Read More…

National Politics

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Mike Misses Valentine’s Day Dinner

Happy Sunday Everyone. Hope this week’s offering is satisfactory. Mike Misses Valentine’s Day Dinner As my friends know, a few years ago Her Majesty & I retired to a little cottage in Alabama, unfortunately 20 miles downwind from my Army buddy, Sam Pearson. The events of this past Valentine’s Day played out in and around Read More…

Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name from consideration for the nomination of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on Saturday. The State Department made the announcement in a release. ADVERTISEMENT “I am grateful to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to Read More…