After months of silence on the implementation of the President Obama’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, U.S Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) went on the record this week with a passively worded statement which touted the Senator’s “concerns” for the rule.
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Helena Independent Record News Editor Leah Gilman slammed Bozeman businessman, philanthropist, and probable Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte in her weekly column for “amassing wealth.”
In the wake of the release of a number of disturbing videos showing Planned Parenthood affiliated workers in other states discussing the price of body body parts of aborted unborn children, there is renewed controversy over the amount of taxpayer money that the organization receives.
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.
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.