The Montana Attorney General’s Office has issued a letter to the Director of the Montana Dept. of Revenue, Mike Kadas, disputing the legal reasoning behind the DOR’s recent controversial rule to exclude private religious schools from an education tax credit program, established by a bill passed in the Montana legislature earlier this year.
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The impacts of the Obama Administration’s so-called “War on Coal” appear set to hit in Montana unless the state can implement a plan for “clean power” that complies with new EPA rules without closing the Colstrip Power Plants.
Montana U.S. Rep. and retired Navy SEAL, Ryan Zinke, came under fire this week by Democrats and members of the news media for claiming that “most” Syrian refugees are military aged males.
In the wake of Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, France both Republican members of Montana’s expressed opposition on Monday to Syrian refugee resettlement within the United States and Montana. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock emphasized that the safety of Montanans was his “top priority” in considering this issue.
The office of U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) is denying that the senator will no longer oppose Medicaid expansion going forward after a quote appeared in a Capitol Hill news outlet, where the Republican — and noted Obamacare critic — said that he respects “the decision of our Legislature and our governor on Medicaid expansion.”
The left-leaning Center for Public Integrity (CPI) released the results of its 2015 “State Integrity Investigation” earlier this week. No state fared better than a C- minus grade, and, while Montana manged to rank in the top half of states in its overall integrity score, the state pulled a solid “F” grade on public access to information.
In the face of growing skepticism from Montanans, U.S. Senator Jon Tester appeared to double down on his support for a highly controversial new EPA water regulation this week. As reported by Media Trackers Tester recently joined with Democrats to block a measure which would have permanently killed the EPA’s Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS).
In a humorous social media mess up Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s official Twitter account posted an article earlier today lauding the governor’s recent trade mission to Taiwan and “North” Korea.
After spending more than a year attempting to convince Montanans that he was concerned with the impacts of the proposed EPA Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) once again sided with the Obama Administration.
A model of state level public opinion from the Yale University Project on Climate Change Communication is being reported as finding that 61 percent of Montanans support the controversial EPA Clean Power Plan, despite no actual surveys of Montanans being included in the data.