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2018 Montana Politics News


Gov Bullock Warns Of Montana Budget Problems If Tobacco Tax Initiative Fails:


Governor Steve Bullock told county government leaders Wednesday that a ballot initiative to increase Montana's tobacco tax is the right thing to do for basic health-related reasons. On Wednesday, Bullock ...


Tobacco-supported group opposing I-185 raises $7.7 million, outspending others by far:


Thinkstock Facebook Twitter Email Print Save With less than two months until the November election, the group opposing a ballot initiative that would increase the tax on ...


Montana's political watchdog finds Big Tobacco in violation of state campaign laws:


The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices has found two out-of-state tobacco companies in violation of Montana's campaign finance laws - a decision lauded by supporters of a ballot initiative ...


Montana State University and the Montana Television Network partner to conduct state-wide poll in September:


Montana State University and the Montana Television Network, MTN, are partnering to conduct the most extensive political polls in the state this fall and surveys will be coming to mailboxes soon. The ...


Public lands are Montana's latest wedge issue. What's behind the rhetoric, and how is it shaping the debate?:


Last spring, a billboard appeared in the Bitterroot Valley. It featured six pissed-off-looking locals and a demand aimed at Ravalli County's five-member commission: "Respect public lands." The same photo ...


Group targeted in 'Dark Money' film: We stand for free speech and privacy:


Garner, a Republican, said messages from AFP-Montana and similar groups are clearly trying to influence elections - and, if that's occurring within 60 days of balloting, their funding should be disclosed. ...


Williams, Gianforte Hold 'Roundtables' On Wilderness Study Areas:


The Democratic and Republican candidates for Montana's U.S. House seat both held roundtable discussions about Wilderness Study Areas Wednesday. By Eric Whitney http://www.mtpr.org/post/williams-gianforte-hold-roundtables-wilderness-study-areas *** Given ...


Given the chance, public weighs in on fate of Wilderness Study Areas in Kathleen Williams' forum:


Opinions were divided Wednesday during a public discussion hosted by congressional candidate Kathleen Williams on the future of four dozen Wilderness Study Areas across Montana. While most voiced opposition ...


Time to stop the Montana Public Service Commission gravy train:


Would it surprise you to find out that each of the five members of the Montana Public Service Commission makes more than the Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State and the State Auditor? Ken ...


"Dark Money" documentary director sees strong reaction in Montana:


The director of an award-winning documentary focusing on Montana's battle over disclosure of campaign spending, says the film is receiving a strong reaction in the state. "Dark Money" opened this week ...


Public Access being locked up in Montana: In Litigation and Behind Gates:


With two million acres of Montana's public lands locked behind gates, a solution that brings together sportsmen and county commissioners -- and doesn't harm working landowners -- deserves a debate on ...


Interview: Kimberly Reed on Following the Trail of "Dark Money":


Interview: Kimberly Reed on Following the Trail of "Dark Money" On returning home to Montana for this illuminating look at the need for comprehensive campaign finance reform and accountability. The ...


'Dark Money' - Award-winning political documentary, filmed largely in Montana, hits theaters:


"Dark Money," https://www.darkmoneyfilm.com/ the award-winning documentary film focusing on Montana's battle over disclosure of campaign funds, hits local theaters this weekend. The 99-minute movie ...


Q&A With A Couple Of Rock Stars: Senator Jon Tester And Pearl Jam Bassist Jeff Ament - 8/12 - Missoula :


Missoula--This Sunday, Big Sandy natives Sen. Jon Tester and Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament will be sitting down for a candid conversation with Missoula Mayor John Engen at the Wilma Theater. Doors ...


Protesters Walk Out Of Gianforte Forest Hearing In Hamilton:


Congressman Greg Gianforte was in Montana Tuesday talking about wildfire. The Republican was in Hamilton holding a field hearing which started on an unusual note. Less than a minute into the meeting, ...
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Policy prohibiting Montana lawmakers from harassing, discriminating against each other advances:


A Montana legislative panel on Monday advanced a policy prohibiting lawmakers from harassing or discriminating against each other and others participating in the legislative process. The policy initially ...


Kathleen Williams To Hold Wilderness Study Area Round Table Discussion - 8/15:


In order to listen to expert and public opinions about the future of Montana's Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs), Kathleen Williams https://kathleenformontana.com/ , Democratic candidate for the ...


Montana Representative Greg Gianforte says he'll seek broad input on unlocking WSAs:


Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte said Thursday he'll personally meet with people across Montana -- including conservationists -- who want a say in the controversial issue about unlocking federal ...


Facebook allows people to track political ads - including Montana's U.S. Senate race:


In the past two-and-a-half months, more than 1,200 digital ads on Facebook have mentioned Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester - and it's no secret who paid for these ads and who they targeted. In an effort ...


Debate - Republican Incumbent Rep. Greg Gianforte And Democratic Challenger Kathleen Williams - 10/6 - PBS:


Republican incumbent Rep. Greg Gianforte and Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams will debate on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Bozeman. Democratic incumbent Sen. Jon Tester and Republican Montana ...


Debate - Democratic Incumbent Sen. Jon Tester And Republican Montana Auditor Matt Rosendale- 9/29 - PBS:


Democratic incumbent Sen. Jon Tester and Republican Montana Auditor Matt Rosendale will discuss issues in Missoula as they face off for a seat in the U.S. Senate on Saturday, Sept. 29. Republican ...


MontanaPBS Announces Debates Featuring U.S. House, Senate Candidates:


MontanaPBS will host U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives candidate debates this fall. Democratic incumbent Sen. Jon Tester and Republican Montana Auditor Matt Rosendale will discuss issues ...


Commission places Literacy Bitterroot levy on ballot:


Terry Ryan said she and her husband provided the temporary funding and cited the story of one student who used Literacy Bitterroot as a game changer for his life. "Obtaining a high school degree almost ...


I-186 headed for November vote, requiring water cleanup guarantee for new mines:




Festival @ Griz Stadium -Before The Pearl Jam Concert - 8/13 - Missoula, Montana:


Join us for a fun community event prior to Pearl Jam's August 13th Rock2Vote show in Missoula, Montana. Festival @ Griz Stadium will feature progressive, Montana-led organizations, family-friendly ...


Bozeman sets stage for another sales tax push:


With roughly five months before lawmakers meet in Helena, Bozeman leaders are once again building arguments to sway legislators to let Montana cities create a sales tax to collect money from out-of-state ...


State legislators consider bills restricting Montana tax increment financing districts:


Republican Rep. Adam Hertz of Missoula said there are widespread issues of abuse in TIF districts statewide and the districts are "at this point, a disaster." State legislators considered three draft ...


Senate candidate Matt Rosendale shuffles cash to keep excess donations:


Campaign records show Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale used excess donations from deep-pocketed GOP donors this spring to pay himself back for personal loans from his failed 2014 congressional ...


Judge orders Montana Green Party removed from November ballot:


A Helena judge is ordering the Montana Green Party removed from the ballot this fall, saying the group did not submit enough valid signatures to qualify. Helena District Court Judge James Reynolds ...


Gov. Steve Bullock - "Tell Legislators: No Special Session":


I wanted to share with you an editorial from the Billings Gazette. It is absurd that the Republicans are considering a special session to subvert the will of the voters. Citizen initiatives are enshrined ...

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