After spending more than a year attempting to convince Montanans that he was concerned with the impacts of the proposed EPA Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) once again sided with the Obama Administration.
A model of state level public opinion from the Yale University Project on Climate Change Communication is being reported as finding that 61 percent of Montanans support the controversial EPA Clean Power Plan, despite no actual surveys of Montanans being included in the data.
Both the U.S. Supreme Court and a Montana District Court have ruled in recent years tax credits do not amount to an “appropriation” of public funds.
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) criticized Republicans last week for what he considers as “playing games” with the nation’s economy. Tester has called for an unconditional increase in the national debt limit, a position in contrast to that of GOP leaders who have called for conditional increases which are tied to spending cuts
Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock took a shot at Republican lawmakers last week over an August letter to the Montana Congressional delegation, asking U.S. Sens. Tester and Daines and U.S. Rep. Zinke to reject $40 million in federal grant money for pre-kindergarten.
Montana Republican Attorney General Tim Fox broke his silence today on a proposed Missoula city ordinance that would make every gun purchase within city limits subject to a federal background check. Fox stated his opinion that the ordinance would violate state law.
The General Counsel for Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Democrat Monica Lindeen, has publicly contradicted some of the key arguments made by proponents of President Obama’s signature healthcare law—otherwise known as Obamacare.
A proposal before the Missoula City Council that would require background checks on every private sale or transfer of firearms may violate state law.
With public approval for President Obama’s signature healthcare law continuing to sag, Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Monica Lindeen, announced double digit rate hikes for health insurance last week.