A new income survey from Business Insider has found that Montana has the lowest median income for millennials — those born between 1981 and 1997 — amongst the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
As the country and state struggle with questions of allowing Syrian refugees into the country, the trial of a self-identified refugee from Colombia facing charges of molesting a 7 year-old girl in a grocery store bathroom got underway this week in Bozeman. The Barreiro-Guerrero case highlights the difficulties faced in vetting refugees from anywhere — […]
The yearly Montana State University-Billings political poll is out and, on most issues, it shows that Montanans are in a decidedly conservative mood with large majorities opposing new gun laws, believing that the federal government is too big, and disapproving of President Barack Obama to name just a few of the poll results.
Billings business owner Casey Brock finds himself in the middle of a legal fight for his business, after the Montana Dept. of Justice successfully sought a court order to prevent Brock’s small smoke shop — Smokes 4 Less — from allowing customers to roll their own smoking products.
The Montana Attorney General’s Office has issued a letter to the Director of the Montana Dept. of Revenue, Mike Kadas, disputing the legal reasoning behind the DOR’s recent controversial rule to exclude private religious schools from an education tax credit program, established by a bill passed in the Montana legislature earlier this year.
The impacts of the Obama Administration’s so-called “War on Coal” appear set to hit in Montana unless the state can implement a plan for “clean power” that complies with new EPA rules without closing the Colstrip Power Plants.
In the wake of Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, France both Republican members of Montana’s expressed opposition on Monday to Syrian refugee resettlement within the United States and Montana. Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock emphasized that the safety of Montanans was his “top priority” in considering this issue.
The office of U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) is denying that the senator will no longer oppose Medicaid expansion going forward after a quote appeared in a Capitol Hill news outlet, where the Republican — and noted Obamacare critic — said that he respects “the decision of our Legislature and our governor on Medicaid expansion.”
The left-leaning Center for Public Integrity (CPI) released the results of its 2015 “State Integrity Investigation” earlier this week. No state fared better than a C- minus grade, and, while Montana manged to rank in the top half of states in its overall integrity score, the state pulled a solid “F” grade on public access to information.
In the face of growing skepticism from Montanans, U.S. Senator Jon Tester appeared to double down on his support for a highly controversial new EPA water regulation this week. As reported by Media Trackers Tester recently joined with Democrats to block a measure which would have permanently killed the EPA’s Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS).