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.
Montana Recent Headlines
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.
Montana’s largest newspaper, the Billings Gazette, was quick to side with the governor on a plant to borrow $100 million for infrastructure spending, yet criticized the governor for wanting to borrow money for projects just last year.
With the 2015 legislative session winding down, a bill that would provide a $3,000 expense “constituent services stipend” to Montana legislators appears headed for final passage after clearing the Montana House of Representatives on Wednesday and passing 2nd reading in the Senate yesterday.
Montana Democratic Governor Steve Bullock signed a high profile bill yesterday that aims to rid Montana elections of so-called “dark money.” However, critics of the governor are calling him a hypocrite over his role as Chair of the Democratic Governor’s Association (DGA).
Montana Democrats reached back into their past last week with the appointment of far left, staunch pro-abortion advocate, Nancy Keenan, as the party’s Executive Director.