Montana’s District 5 Public Service Commissioner (PSC) and current PSC chairman, Brad Johnson, raised eyebrows last week when he contacted state news outlets to inform them that he “had been approached about running for Governor” and was seriously considering launching a bid.
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A complaint has been filed with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP) against the Montana Democratic Party after it was discovered that the Montana Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (MDLCC) is not registered with COPP as a separate political committee from the state party.
Late last week, as crews were still cleaning up the debris of a tragic train accident in Philadelphia, the Cascade County Democratic Central Committee took to their Facebook page to place blame for the crash on an unlikely source: Ronald Reagan.
The Montana AFL-CIO is once again trumpeting highly questionable numbers from the national AFL-CIO’s “Executive Paywatch” website claiming that Montana CEO’s are paid 40 times the average annual salary of a Montana worker.
In his ruling against researchers from Stanford University and Dartmouth College for controversial mailers regarding the 2014 Montana Supreme Court race, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP) Jonathan Motl noted that the project sent twice as many mailers to likely liberal voters as conservative voters.
Continuing a trend that began under his predecessor Brian Schweitzer, Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s veto pen has been busy in the wake of the 2015 legislative session.
U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) is enjoying the praise of a number of left-wing environmental groups after his vote last week against the congressional budget bill because it included an amendment regarding the study and process of possible transfers of certain federal lands to state and local control.
Continuing a trend that has developed over the course of the 2015 Montana legislative session, Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed another bill aimed at tax relief for Montanans.
A math assignment for 6th graders at Miles Avenue Elementary School in Billings has caused concern among some parents that it pushes an agenda on students that favors raising the minimum wage.
Continuing a trend that has plagued more conservative Republicans in the waning days of this year’s Montana state legislative session, so-called “responsible Republicans” once again joined with Democrats last week to hand Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock another major victory.