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Montana | Policy

Schweitzer Turns Eye Towards Oil and Gas Revenue and Taxes

Gov. Brian Schweitzer reached an agreement with the Blackfeet Reservation last week that eliminates the state’s double taxation of oil and gas revenues for certain producers. The governor also announced this month his proposal to return last year’s $12 million tax surplus to oil-producing cities and towns across Montana. The agreement, a copy of which was obtained by […]

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Montana Judge Forces State Insurance Plans to Cover Birth Control for Minors, Even Without Parental Consent

A Montana District Court judge with a long history of ties to left-wing organizations issued a ruling this week that will force state-issued health insurance  to provide birth control services to minors without parental consent. In his ruling on Friday, Helena District Judge Jim Reynolds  stated that, “A minor’s choice regarding procreation is constitutionally protected, […]

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Coal Production Funds University Events Protesting Coal Production

In April, the University of Montana in Missoula hosted a public panel of  academics and environmental activists focused on the perils of fossil fuels where one participant asked, “Why are we burning coal?”  According to a Media Trackers Montana investigation, the answer is to fund education in Montana, to the tune of $116.7 million in […]

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