The 2015 “Parent Power Index” from the Center for Education Reform (CER) gave Montana a zero percent score for “parent power,” good for last place in the nation among the 49 other states and the District of Columbia.
With U.S. Senate Democrats — including U.S. Sen. Jon Tester — maneuvering to scuttle any possible veto override of President Obama’s nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Montana’s congressional delegation found itself sharply at odds this month over the controversial measure.
New information from the Montana Environmental Quality Council (EQC) shows that, accounting for roads that have been decommissioned along with roads considered “unauthorized,” the mileage of road closures on U.S. Forest Service (USFS) land in Montana balloons to 21,951 miles.
A report last week to the Montana Environmental Quality Council (EQC) on the road in Montana that are managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) showed that 9,784 miles — or about 31 percent — of the 32,000 miles of federally managed roads in the state were closed to motorized traffic.
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.
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.
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.