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Montana Governor Steve Bullock file photo.
Nick Mott / MTPR

Gov. Steve Bullock is traveling to Iowa this week. It will be his fifth trip to the Hawkeye State since he began exploring a possible 2020 presidential run last year.

At least 11 Democrats are running for president or have formed exploratory committees, but Bullock has repeatedly deflected questions about his plans.

Montana Govenor's office.
Nick Mott / MTPR

Gov. Steve Bullock says he’s willing to consider all options for the future of Montana’s Medicaid expansion program as debate about it gets underway at the state Legislature. However Thursday, Bullock criticized the idea of adding workforce requirements, a proposal backed by Republicans.

Montana Capitol.
William Marcus / MTPR

The Montana House of Representatives gave initial approval to remove Columbus Day from the list of state legal holidays and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day.

The House voted 62-38 to approve the creation of Indigenous Peoples Day, on the second Monday in October.