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Sam Wilson


Billings, MT, United States

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Past articles by Sam:

Billion-dollar GOP spending package poised to clear Legislature

Democrats tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to disentangle the pieces of legislation to be considered separately. → Read More

Senate approves $3,700 price tag for citizen ballot measures

The bill would also bar citizens from bringing a ballot measure similar to one proposed in the prior four years. → Read More

Legislative digest for Day 37

Bills are moving fast through the Legislature as it approaches a procedural deadline for some legislation. → Read More

Bill would eliminate new requirements for citizen-led ballot initiatives

Proponents want a 2021 law repealed, saying it adds unnecessary roadblocks to the ballot initiative process. → Read More

Montana Senate honors late Sen. Mark Sweeney

Sen. Mark Sweeney, a Philipsburg Democrat, died in office last year after a lengthy career in public service. → Read More

Panel punts nomination for Montana's top political cop to Gianforte

The Nomination Committee for the Commissioner of Political Practices on Wednesday deadlocked on a pair of 2-2 votes. → Read More

Legislators take early votes on rules for upcoming session

The initial vote on the rules still needs to be ratified when the Legislature convenes starting Jan. 2. → Read More

Montana Legislature elects leadership

Lawmakers gathered in Helena on Wednesday to elect leadership. → Read More

Provisional ballots lift Democratic lawmaker to victory, leave GOP supermajorities intact

Montana counties finished counting the 2022 general election’s provisional, military and overseas ballots Monday. → Read More

GOP poised for possible supermajority in MT Legislature

Montana Republicans appeared to have a lock on a supermajority in the state Legislature by Wednesday. → Read More

Governor, unions pitch 4% annual raises for state employees

The recommendations also include $1,000 bonuses and a freeze on health benefit costs for state employees. → Read More

Legislative elections could give GOP supermajority for '23 session

Democrats are framing much of their down-ballot messaging around that possibility. → Read More

High court puts brakes on laws ending Election Day registration, tightening voter ID requirements

Four justices signed the majority opinion, while three justices joined a pair of dissenting opinions. → Read More

Republicans shift $6M from workforce training grants to biz automation loans

Democrats and labor groups objected to the proposal, saying the grant program wasn't given enough of a chance. → Read More

Gianforte set to return Thursday night amid devastating flooding

Gianforte will return to the state Thursday evening from an international trip amid historic flooding in Montana. → Read More

Western district candidates allege shady campaign finance activity as primaries wind down

The primary is June 7. → Read More

Zinke extends lead, Tranel outraises Neumann in latest report

The primary election is June 7. → Read More

Western district GOP candidates stake out positions on ag

Montana’s primary election is June 7. → Read More

Western GOP congressional candidates criticize gun control, absent front-runner

Montana’s primary election is June 7. → Read More

Secretary of State asks MT Supreme Court to restore new election laws

School board elections in Montana take place May 3. The federal primary election is June 7. → Read More