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2018 Montana Politics News


How will Montana Senator Jon Tester navigate a changed U.S. Senate? Like he always has:




Zinke Says He Won't Run For Montana Governor In 2020 :


U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he won't run for Montana governor in 2020. Zinke told KBUL-AM Friday that he's not going to enter the race. He says there are exciting candidates who will be ...


Thanks to all who ran for office:


I thank everyone who took the incredible leap of faith to run for elected office in the face of this turbulent political environment. After one of the most negative elections cycles I have ever seen, ...
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Missoula YMCA offering childcare help on Election Day:


The Missoula Family YMCA will be offering free childcare services on Election Day. The YMCA will offer free short-term childcare at 3000 South Russell Street from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m and is available ...


Why doesn't Montana mandate that companies give employees time off to vote while the majority of states do?:


If you're wondering whether you can come in late or leave work early to cast your vote in the 2018 midterm elections on November 6, the short answer is, it depends on where you work. Currently, there ...


Too Late To Mail Absentee Ballots, Hand Deliver Instead:


Montana voters who have not yet mailed in their absentee ballot are out of time to do so and county election officials now suggest hand delivering ballots to make sure they are counted. By Corin ...


Montana Attorney General Blasts Senate Candidate Corey Stapleton for Hiring GOP Consultant's Wife:


"The Secretary of State's criticism is especially mystifying since he is currently using our attorneys for other litigation," Fox said. "Ultimately, he made a political decision to needlessly spend $60,000 ...


Second Stapleton Contract With Political Ally Revealed:


Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton faced criticism this week for awarding a $265,000 contract to a political ally. The Associated Press reported that Stapleton paid longtime political ally Jake ...


Assaulted Reporter Warns Rep. Gianforte Not To Lie About 2017 Attack:


U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has intentionally misled voters and the media about his attack on a reporter last year as the Montana Republican campaigns for re-election, the reporter's attorney said in a letter ...


Don't believe this new Republican campaign mailer. Absentee ballots in Montana must be in by 8 p.m. Election Day.:


Another campaign mailer has been sent to potential voters with incorrect information. According to Bret Rutherford, Yellowstone County Elections administrator, a mailer sent by the Republican National ...


Montana Native Vote fears voter suppression; polling stations cite the law:


Members of Montana Native Vote on Tuesday said several polling stations have turned away Native American voters, raising concerns over potential voter suppression within the Native community. Leah ...


Patagonia is officially endorsing U.S. Senate candidates Jon Tester in Montana and Jacky Rosen in Nevada:


The brand takes its activism to a new level by endorsing specific candidates for the first time ever. Company https://www.patagonia.com founder Yvon Chouinard said in a statement that threats ...


USA TODAY - Trump praises GOP Montana congressman Greg Gianforte who assaulted reporter: 'Any guy that can do a body slam -- he's my guy.'- Implies Montanans Approved:


President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman who body slammed a reporter last year, saying the lawmaker was "my guy." Trump, speaking at a rally in Montana, said Rep. Greg Gianforte, who ...


Helena might join push to change US Constitution to affirm corporations aren't people:


Helena city commissioners are considering joining a nationwide push to amend the U.S. Constitution to affirm "human beings, not corporations" are entitled to constitutional rights. On Wednesday, the ...


GOP lawmakers want work requirement for low-income Medicaid recipients in Montana:


Nearly 70 Republican state lawmakers want Montana to have a work requirement for people who qualify for Medicaid under its expanded program. Earlier this year, at the urging of the White House, the ...


Uber Joins Lyft In Giving Free Rides to the Polls on Election Day - Who do you know that could benefit from this service?:


In an attempt to get out the vote in a contentious election year, Uber is offering free rides and voting location information in its app this Election Day. Uber is partnering with Democracy Works and ...


Gianforte, Williams face off on health care, public accountability in hometown debate:


Montana's major party candidates for U.S. House squared off Saturday in their final debate, trading barbs over public accountability and health care before midterm election voting begins. By ...


Industry groups spending millions fighting Montana tobacco and mining measures:


Industry-funded opponents of Montana citizen's initiatives to raise the state's tobacco tax and add new mining regulations are vastly outspending the measures' supporters to put their messages in front ...


Watch the full Montana U.S. House debate:


MTN News and Yellowstone Public Radio hosted a debate between the three candidates who are vying for Montana's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.. The candidates are incumbent Greg Gianforte ...


Montana U.S. Senate Debate:




Yes or No on I-186: 20 years after cyanide ban, will voters approve another measure strengthening mining regulations?:


Under I-186, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality would be forced to deny a permit for a new hard rock mine if the company's cleanup plan requires "perpetual treatment of water polluted by ...


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 ...

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