HELENA (AP) — A Montana House committee held a hearing Tuesday on a bill to limit the power of the governor to address declared disasters lasting longer than two months — and instead shift it to state lawmakers for dealing with emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Montana’s governor said he will lift the statewide mask mandate put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after more vulnerable people receive vaccines and the Legislature sends him a bill to protect businesses, schools, churches and nonprofits from lawsuits if they follow public…

HELENA (AP) — A mysterious organization that spent $5 million in support of Montana's successful ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana must identify its donors, the commissioner of political practices has ruled.