Liberal non-profits and Republican elected officials from the County Commission and Clerk & Recorder’s office met last week to address issues the non-profits believe negatively affect and depress voter turnout among Montana State University students in Bozeman.
he federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new “Water of the United States Rule” (WOTUS) is drawing fierce criticism from both Democrats and Republicans alike in Montana. However, one person who has not joined in the criticism is U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT).
Montana State Rep. Nicholas Schwaderer (R-Superior) has launched a new website with the goal of making it easier for Montana citizens to track how and where the state spends its money.
Montana Republican Attorney General Tim Fox has indicated that a lawsuit filed by his office and other states’ attorney’s general is a very real possibility in the wake of the announcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new “Waters of the US” (WOTUS) rules.
Continuing a trend that began under his predecessor Brian Schweitzer, Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock’s veto pen has been busy in the wake of the 2015 legislative session.
Continuing a trend that has developed over the course of the 2015 Montana legislative session, Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed another bill aimed at tax relief for Montanans.
A math assignment for 6th graders at Miles Avenue Elementary School in Billings has caused concern among some parents that it pushes an agenda on students that favors raising the minimum wage.
With the 2015 legislative session winding down, a bill that would provide a $3,000 expense “constituent services stipend” to Montana legislators appears headed for final passage after clearing the Montana House of Representatives on Wednesday and passing 2nd reading in the Senate yesterday.
Montana Democratic Governor Steve Bullock signed a high profile bill yesterday that aims to rid Montana elections of so-called “dark money.” However, critics of the governor are calling him a hypocrite over his role as Chair of the Democratic Governor’s Association (DGA).
Despite major problems with the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) testing system across the region, a recent decision by the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) allowing school districts to withdraw from the Common-Core mandated program could put millions of dollars in federal funds at risk for the state.