2013 Legislature http://kufm.org en Deal on state employee raises reached, University System still waiting http://kufm.org/post/deal-state-employee-raises-reached-university-system-still-waiting <p></p><p>Montana’s public employees now just need to wait for state agencies and unions to ratify a plan negotiated with Gov. Steve Bullock in order to receive their first base-pay raises in more than four years.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 23:13:59 +0000 Dan Boyce 3550 at http://kufm.org Deal on state employee raises reached, University System still waiting Will Democrats change their minds on key bills to support Bullock vetoes? http://kufm.org/post/will-democrats-change-their-minds-key-bills-support-bullock-vetoes-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Steve Bullock’s office is reaching out to Democratic Lawmakers to uphold his vetoes on some key bills from the 2013 Legislature,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;including some bills that were initially supported by almost the entire legislative body.</span></p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:11:39 +0000 Dan Boyce 3269 at http://kufm.org Will Democrats change their minds on key bills to support Bullock vetoes? Planned Parenthood sues state over two abortion measures http://kufm.org/post/planned-parenthood-sues-state-over-two-abortion-measures <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Planned Parenthood of Montana filed a lawsuit Thursday against two measures restricting the abortion rights of minors, one just passed by the 2013 Legislature and the other passed by Montana voters in 2012. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:12:51 +0000 Dan Boyce 3193 at http://kufm.org Planned Parenthood sues state over two abortion measures Time running out for lawmakers to override Bullock vetoes http://kufm.org/post/time-running-out-lawmakers-override-bullock-vetoes <p></p><p>Montana lawmaker have until Monday to cast their votes on whether to override certain vetoes from Governor Steve Bullock.</p><p>Bullock vetoed the second highest number of bills in Montana history this year--a total of 71 bills.</p><p>Two dozen of those bills were passed by a 2/3rds&nbsp; majority of the legislature, and thus meet the criteria for a potential veto override. The Secretary of State's office sends out polls on those bills, and if 2/3rds&nbsp;of both the House and Senate vote for them again the veto is overturned.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:40:36 +0000 Dan Boyce 3178 at http://kufm.org Time running out for lawmakers to override Bullock vetoes Bullock vetoes draw GOP criticism http://kufm.org/post/bullock-vetoes-draw-gop-criticism <p></p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 1.625em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(55, 55, 55); line-height: 24px;">Governor Steve Bullock has finished working through bills from the 2013 Legislative Session.&nbsp;Bullock signed 393 bills this session.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 16:41:27 +0000 Dan Boyce 2073 at http://kufm.org