Opponents of the Healthy Montana Initiative (I-170) — the campaign to expand Medicaid as part of Obamacare — have expressed dismay and frustration after the Montana Supreme Court decided last week to let Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s fiscal note on the initiative stand.
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Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s Communications Director Dave Parker threatened the state’s largest newspaper yesterday after the governor’s plans to announce $45 million in infrastructure spending in Eastern Montana were leaked to the press prior to the governor’s office sending out an official press release.
About three dozen Members of the Big Sky Tea Party Association marched to Montana Office of Political Practices yesterday to present a petition to Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl demanding that he take steps to ensure fairness in how the office enforces campaign laws.
Montana House candidate Al Olszewski claims he has not flip-flopped Medicaid expansion.
Thorough review Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s fiscal note on Medicaid expansion has confirmed that expanding Medicaid as part of Obamacare will mean covering a large number of Montana’s inmate population under the program.
Montana GOP House candidate Al Olszewski claims to be against Medicaid expansion, but he testified in favor of expansion in 2013.
Montana Democratic politicians and state media outlets continue to claim that women in the state make on average just 67 cents for every dollar earned by men despite more recent data from Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s own “Equal Pay Task Force” (EPTF) showing that the so-called pay gap is really 75 cents for every dollar earned by men.
Media Trackers has discovered that Montana Tech Professor Pat Munday has been a leader in the faculty union at the university for much of the last decade, raising questions about the involvement of the state’s largest teachers’ union — MEA-MFT — in efforts to protest the selection of Bozeman tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte as the university’s commencement speaker.
In 1994, Montana Tech Professor Henry Gonshak spoke out vigorously in favor of free speech and against what he called censorship when some Butte community members protested his attempts to establish a “gay and lesbian studies” class at the university.
Montana’s largest teacher’s union, MEA-MFT, slammed Bozeman tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte in a March 21 Facebook post, saying his support for school choice made him unqualified to speak at Montana Tech’s commencement.