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AG Knudsen Challenging Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion Laws

Attorney General Austin Knudsen is appealing a decision by Judge Michael Moses in the state Supreme Court. The Yellowstone County District Court Judge issued a preliminary injunction earlier this month that temporarily stops several laws from going into effect restricting abortion access. The order is in effect while a legal challenge is under...

Montana’s New Congressional Districts Nearing Final Mapping

Nine maps have made the final cut in the process to designate two Montana congressional districts. On Voices of Montana District and Apportionment Commission Member Dan Stusek said the map chosen must meet four criteria set out in the Montana and the U.S. Constitutions. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/10-11_737.mp3

Governor Gianforte & Superintendent Arntzen Advise Schools To Ease Mask Requirements In Letter

In a recent letter to district school superintendents and trustees, Governor Greg Gianforte and Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen wrote, as the school year approaches, it is critical our kids get back into the classroom in as normal a setting as possible. While the Montana Constitution allows elected boards of trustees in each...

Board Of Regents Votes For Judicial Review Over Campus Gun Law

The Board of Regents voted unanimously today to seek a judicial review over whether the state legislature or it has the authority to regulate the possession of guns on campuses. The 2021 Montana Legislature passed a bill to allow students and staff who meet safety certifications to carry concealed firearms without a permit on campuses starting...

State Constitutional Amendment Passes Legislature

A proposed amendment to Montana’s State Constitution has passed the Legislature and will appear on the ballot in 2022 for ratification by voters. It would change the state’s constitution to protect the privacy of Montanans’ electronic data and communications. Montana’s persons paper homes and effects are already protected from unreasonable sea...