Seeking to advance an anti-gun agenda in the wake of the tragic murder to two journalists in Virginia yesterday morning, the Montana chapter of Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America announced in a press release this morning that it is holding a rally and giving a “condolence” message to Missoula’s CBS affiliate, KPAX-TV.
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Liberal groups showed up at last week’s meeting of the Montana legislature’s State Administration and Veterans Affairs (SAVA) committee to express concerns with new campaign rules being implemented by the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP) under the newly passed Montana DISCLOSE Act.
In a speech at last weekend’s state Democratic convention, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock — the head of an organization poised to pour millions of dollars into the state in support of his re-election — warned Democrats about the “big money” that is coming into Montana to oppose his 2016 re-election.
Coal industry advocates say that a new royalty scheme for leasing coal on federal lands would render Montana and Wyoming coal exports unprofitable, and they dispute left-wing environmentalist claims that taxpayers are somehow “getting ripped off” by the current royalty scheme.
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.
More analysis of the EPA’s new “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) has found that Montana faces the most drastic cut in CO2 emissions from power plants of any state.
A report out yesterday from the Brookings Institution — a Washington D.C. based non-partisan thinktank — has found that Montana is among the states that lose the most in revisions made to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Clean Power Plan” from the initial proposal in 2014 to the final rule announced earlier this week.
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.
A host of Montana officials and business groups, from Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to Republican Attorney General Tim Fox to the Montana Chamber of Commerce blasted President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday in the wake of the announcement of a final rule — or “Clean Power Plan”– on power plant carbon emissions.
Last Friday, we published a piece about U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) omitting a New York City fundraiser with President Barack Obama from his public schedule. However, new facts have come to light showing that Tester did not, in fact attend the fundraiser.