In the wake of revelations that U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) omitted a Democratic fundraiser with President Barack Obama in New York City from his official schedule, new scrutiny is being applied to how Montana’s congressional delegation discloses activities to the public.
Former Democratic State Rep. and semi weekly Flathead Beacon opinion columnist Mike Jopek of Whitefish was treasurer of the Democratic Governors Association’s (DGA) Montana operations from 2012 to at least November of 2014 according to DGA reports to the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP).
Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock has amassed a war chest of nearly $600,000 according to his campaign’s most recent finance report, and Republican Public Service Commissioner Brad Johnson has officially filed paperwork and launched a campaign website as Montana’s 2016 race for governor looms.
A Billings pathologist who has lost his position with the state over a “problematic past,” is the ex-husband of the wife of former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), a “friend” of former Montana Attorney General and current state Chief Justice Mike McGrath, and has donated to numerous liberal Montana politicians.
Liberal news sites are falsely implying that a Montana based think tank is calling for an “end to national parks” after its executive director and a research assistant published an op-ed in The New York Times that discussed problems within the national park system.
In the wake of the 2015 Montana legislative session, Media Trackers interviewed MPI’s executive director Brent Mead on the highs and lows of the session, as well the largest economic obstacles facing the state, and the best way forward to maximize prosperity in the state.
Responding to questions — raised by The Daily Caller — about executive pay at taxpayer funded health co-ops, Montana Health Co-op (MHC) states that its CEO actually took a pay cut in 2014 and that his pay is “on the lower end” compared to other health co-op CEO’s.