By making speeches, accepting endorsements and traveling with state Democrats during the final week of the 2014 elections, former Democratic state senator and current Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat may have violated the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct.
As the country and state struggle with questions of allowing Syrian refugees into the country, the trial of a self-identified refugee from Colombia facing charges of molesting a 7 year-old girl in a grocery store bathroom got underway this week in Bozeman. The Barreiro-Guerrero case highlights the difficulties faced in vetting refugees from anywhere — […]
The hiring of women by Lee Newspapers in the same positions as men prompted Media Trackers to do an impromptu investigation into the leadership of other print newspapers in the major urban centers of the state.
Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl dismissed a complaint filed by a union activist this week against probable Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte after finding that Gianforte had not violated any laws in traveling the state promoting technology and telecommuting for months before filing official paperwork exploring a run for governor.
Biennial maintenance by the state’s county Clerk & Recorders has resulted in more than 52,000 voters — or 7.7 percent of the total number of registered voters — being removed from the state’s voter database, a Media Trackers investigation has found.
A Media Trackers follow-up investigation has learned that the Montana Department of Corrections lists imprisoned illegal immigrants from Mexico as “white,” “Caucasian” and “Native American,” in it’s biennial report to the legislature and the public.
They say talk is cheap and actions speak louder than words. In politics the cliche might be talk is cheap and whose checks you cash speak louder than words.
Newly released documents obtained by the conservative non-profit Judicial Watch show that former Montana Democratic Senator Max Baucus may have had a large part in initiating IRS targeting of conservative non-profit groups. Letters dating back to 2010 show that then Senate Finance Committee chair Baucus sent a letter to then IRS chairman Douglas Shulman urging him […]
As Democratic groups attack Gianforte’s religious beliefs, Gov. Bullock (D) stays mum on ties to liberal United Church of Christ.
Liberal non-profits and Republican elected officials from the County Commission and Clerk & Recorder’s office met last week to address issues the non-profits believe negatively affect and depress voter turnout among Montana State University students in Bozeman.