With the 2015 legislative session winding down, a bill that would provide a $3,000 expense “constituent services stipend” to Montana legislators appears headed for final passage after clearing the Montana House of Representatives on Wednesday and passing 2nd reading in the Senate yesterday.
Montana Democratic Governor Steve Bullock signed a high profile bill yesterday that aims to rid Montana elections of so-called “dark money.” However, critics of the governor are calling him a hypocrite over his role as Chair of the Democratic Governor’s Association (DGA).
Liberals claim tougher gun laws are needed, but 5 homicide suspects already had criminal records that prevented them from lawfully possessing a firearm.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) calls him “my dear friend,” and says he is part of an “amazing group of people” who have aided her political career. Bill Murat enjoys a special kind of relationship with his boss that is not common to all chief’s of staff in the United States Senate.
Montana Democrats reached back into their past last week with the appointment of far left, staunch pro-abortion advocate, Nancy Keenan, as the party’s Executive Director.
Despite major problems with the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) testing system across the region, a recent decision by the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) allowing school districts to withdraw from the Common-Core mandated program could put millions of dollars in federal funds at risk for the state.
A plan to reform John Doe proceedings has drawn fire from Democrats and liberal activists. Just six years ago, Democrats and labor unions joined with Republicans to pass a reform that curtailed one key aspect of John Doe investigations.
As the Montana legislature works to finalize a budget as the 2015 session enters its final week, Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock — who must sign off on the budget — is in Massachusetts today, running in the Boston Marathon.
Stunning new details of the most recent partisan John Doe probe emerge as lawmakers push for reforms to make system more accountable, transparent.
Parliamentary maneuvering and a strategic partnership between moderate Republicans and Democrats in the Montana State legislature have provided Democrats with de-facto control over the House of Representatives on two key issues this session.