Ron Catlett

Bullock says State Economy is "Vibrant" in Second Gubernatorial Debate

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General  Steve Bullock painted a rosy picture of Montana’s economic situation during the September 27th gubernatorial debate in Butte, presented by the Montana Standard, despite Montana trailing in a multitude of economic rankings. “I’m excited for my kids’ future,” stated Bullock. “Our economy is vibrant.” Bullock’s comment came despite Montana currently ranking […]

Democratic State Senator Endorses Republican in Superintendent Race

In a surprising twist for the campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction, a prominent Democratic state senator announced his endorsement of a Republican for the position. State Senator Jonathan Windy Boy endorsed Republican Sandy Welch earlier this morning, saying that Denise Juneau, the Democratic incumbent, “doesn’t understand how to solve the problems our schools are […]

Federal Tax Subsidies, State Mandate for Renewable Energy Leave Montana in Potential Bind

Despite the U.S. Department of Energy reporting that the nation’s wind industries will see sharp declines in development if the Renewable  Electricity Production Tax Credit is not extended by Congress, the state of Montana is still looking to impose a state mandate requiring companies like Northwestern Energy to receive 15 percent of their power from renewable resources […]

Montana Human Rights Network President Launches New Immigrant Justice Group, Seeks Broad Appeal

Shahid Haque-Hausrath, the new president of the controversial Montana Human Rights Network (MHRN), a left-wing social and policy advocacy group, has launched an organization aimed at promoting immigrant justice. The Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance (MIJA), a new non-profit group specializing in immigrant advocacy, is hoping to gain support across the political spectrum in opposing LR-121 […]

Bullock Shows Little Concern for Growing Pension Issue

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Bullock is continuing to down play Montana’s looming pension shortfall, despite pension reform coming to the forefront of the campaign trail. Bullock reiterated in a recent interview with Montana Public Radio (MTPR) that Montana remains in a better fiscal position when it comes to pensions than other states. “We’re in a better position […]

No Chick-fil-A for Montana Family Foundation Rally Tomorrow

The Montana Family Foundation (MFF), a Laurel-based organization dedicated to promoting the traditional idea of marriage and family and which planned a “Chick-fil-A appreciation day” in downtown Billings tomorrow will have to do so without any Chick-fil-A products. The group had planned on hosting  what it called “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day 2.0” tomorrow in Billings, distributing 1,000 […]

Environmental Group Sets Sights on Signal Peak Mine

Coal Export Action (CEA), a left-wing environmental group focused on ending northwest coal exports, gained notoriety in recent months for its state capitol protests in opposition to Otter Creek Coal Development in southeast Montana. Despite failing to end Otter Creek development, the group is now attempting to block the expansion of Signal Peak Energy’s Bull […]