Joe Sestak, Steve Bullock to end 2020 presidential bid

Politics 12/02/19, 12:28

Two presidential candidates—Joe Sestak and Steve Bullock—have announced they are dropping out of the 2020 presidential race within the next two days. Sestak, a retired three-star U.S. Navy admiral and former two-term congressman from Pennsylvania thanked his supporters in a tweet on Sunday night, Dec. 1, as he said he will ...

Snowstorm hits northern Rocky Mountains; Montana gets brunt

U.S. 09/29/19, 16:11

Areas of the northern Rocky Mountains looked more like mid-winter rather than early fall on Sunday as a snowstorm dumped record amounts of wind-driven snow that caused hazardous travel conditions and scattered power outages. Winter storm warnings were posted for parts of western Montana, northern Idaho and northeast Washington. Snow also ...

Governors still in the shadows of Democrats’ 2020 campaign

2022 Campaign 06/14/19, 19:30

Being a governor isn't what it used to be, at least not in presidential politics. Three Western executives are learning that the hard way in a crowded Democratic scramble dominated by former Vice President Joe Biden and a gaggle of nationally known senators. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a late entry into the ...

Dems announce debate candidates: de Blasio in, Bullock out

2022 Campaign 06/13/19, 17:13

The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that 20 candidates have qualified for the party's first presidential debates later this month. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts were the only major candidates who failed to meet the polling or grassroots fundraising measures required to get a debate ...

Montana Gov. Bullock joins 2020 Democratic presidential race

Politics 05/14/19, 08:11

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday that he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, distinguishing himself among nearly two dozen candidates as the field's only statewide elected official to win a state that President Donald Trump carried in 2016. The 53-year-old governor is running as a centrist Democrat who has advanced ...

Montana governor OKs bills investing $400M in infrastructure

U.S. 05/10/19, 14:19

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a series of bills Friday that allow for spending nearly $400 million on buildings, bridges and water systems across the state — an effort aimed at creating jobs, boosting the state's economy and clearing up a backlog of needed work.The bills include money to repair ...

Governor signs Montana’s Medicaid expansion bill

Health 05/09/19, 15:43

Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Thursday to continue Montana's Medicaid expansion program for another six years, as long as federal funding continues.He was joined at the signing ceremony by bill sponsor Republican Rep. Ed Buttrey and Democratic Rep. Mary Caferro, who sponsored a separate bill that did not pass.The ...

APNewsBreak: Montana governor signs sports betting bill

Sports 05/03/19, 17:09

Montana became the first state to legalize sports betting this year after Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the state lottery to oversee a system of wagering through kiosks and mobile applications that could be running by fall.Montana is at the head of a wave of states passing ...

Another blow for Schumer as Democrats look to reclaim Senate

Politics 05/01/19, 01:23

Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams' announcement that she would pass up a U.S. Senate run in Georgia. That decision, announced Tuesday, was a blow to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. After Abrams gained fame ...

A sleepy Iowa state Senate race is becoming all about 2020

Politics 03/12/19, 01:22

A month ago, Eric Giddens was just a member of the Cedar Falls school board thinking about maybe, someday, running for higher office. Today, he feels like the most popular Democrat in Iowa. California Rep. Eric Swalwell called to congratulate him the day he won the nomination for a surprise special election ...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joins Democratic presidential field

Politics 03/01/19, 07:06

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, mixing calls for combating climate change and highlights of his liberal record with an aggressive critique of President Donald Trump. The 68-year-old governor is launching his bid Friday in Seattle, following recent visits to the first primary state of New ...

Governors eyeing White House may struggle to raise money

California 02/26/19, 18:19

Democrats hoping to use the governor's mansion to launch a campaign for the White House are likely to run into a major hurdle: money, or rather, a lack thereof.Of the current and former governors who are considering a presidential campaign, including Jay Inslee of Washington, Steve Bullock of Montana and ...

Ex-NYC mayoral aide also lost previous job over harassment

U.S. 01/29/19, 12:16

A former New York City mayoral aide who was quietly forced out of his job over sexual harassment allegations was fired previously for similar reasons.The Democratic Governors Association in Washington tells The New York Times that Kevin O'Brien was fired in December 2015.O'Brien had been a senior staff member for ...

In Nevada, Inslee tries to pull 2020 spotlight away from DC

New York 01/12/19, 11:58

The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners.Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is headed to the early caucus state ...

Montana Legislature to tackle Medicaid expansion renewal

Health 01/06/19, 12:12

Neither Republicans nor Democrats want Montana to be the first state to end its Medicaid expansion program. But the parties have different opinions about how it should continue as the 2019 Legislature begins its session on Monday.Democrats are calling the state's first three years under Medicaid expansion a success that ...

Yellowstone superintendent won’t consider visitor caps

U.S. 10/23/18, 18:32

The new superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said Tuesday he won't consider capping the number of visitors to the nation's first national park, which is on pace to attract more than 4 million visitors for the fourth consecutive year."Any thoughts on a visitation cap in Yellowstone is not occurring," Cam ...

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