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Montana politics, elections, and government news from Montana Public Radio.

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Montana politics, elections, and government news from Montana Public Radio.

    MT Legislative Committee Objects To Flavored E-Cig Ban Proposal

    MT Legislative Committee Objects To Flavored E-Cig Ban Proposal

    A state legislative committee this week voted to formally object to a Montana health department proposal permanently banning the sale of almost all flavored e-cigarette products.

    • 1 min
    Group Claims Enough Signatures For Recreational Marijuana Vote

    Group Claims Enough Signatures For Recreational Marijuana Vote

    A group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in Montana says it has gathered enough signatures to put the question to voters in November's election.

    • 1 min
    Vape Store Owners Promise Challenge To Montana's Proposed Ban

    Vape Store Owners Promise Challenge To Montana's Proposed Ban

    The state health department wants to resurrect a ban on flavored e-cigarette sales in Montana. A temporary ban enacted late last year expired several months ago , and now the agency wants to permanently ban the sale of almost all flavored e-cigarette products. Some Montana vape retailers are vowing to push back hard on the idea, leading to what may be the next legal battleground between those retailers and the administration of Gov. Steve Bullock.

    • 5 min
    Senate Passes Bill Permanently Funding Public Land Management Programs

    Senate Passes Bill Permanently Funding Public Land Management Programs

    The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a landmark bill to permanently fund public lands management programs and maintenance in national parks.

    • 2 min
    Trump Endorses 'Steve,' Montana Conservatives Celebrate Their Primary Wins

    Trump Endorses 'Steve,' Montana Conservatives Celebrate Their Primary Wins

    Favorites in the top races won their primaries but the general election may not be as predictable. President Trump plans to campaign in Montana for his favorite Steve. And hard-line conservatives celebrate legislative primary victories. Listen now on Campaign Beat , with Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels.

    • 14 min
    Montana Primary Election Updates

    Montana Primary Election Updates

    06/03/20, 5:30 p.m. Montanans cast a record number of votes for Tuesday's primary election, conducted by an all mail-in ballot. The most recent available data show more than 389,000 ballots have been returned. That blows past the 293,000 votes cast in the 2016 primary election, the last time major executive offices were up for grabs. Listen to the audio above as MTPR's Corin Cates-Carney and YPR's Nicky Ouellet recap the statewide races.

    • 8 min

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