Ron Catlett

Montana Interest Groups Ask for 10-Cent Gas Tax Hike

Representatives of two Montana trade associations showed up at last week’s hearing of the state House Transportation Committee to speak against a plan to raise Montana’s gas tax by 5 cents a gallon. However, their reason for opposing the bill is that is would not raise the gas tax enough.

Tester Lauds Stimulus, Obamacare, Calls for More Spending

Throwing austerity to the wind, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) used the country’s improving economic numbers to call for more spending from state and federal lawmakers on a host of issues from infrastructure, to education, to healthcare in his semi-annual speech to the Montana state legislature.