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Senator Jon Tester Blasts 'swampiest, darkest, dirtiest decision' by Treasury Department:


Senator on Special Interests: 'I will drag them into the light' U.S. Senator Jon Tester is demanding the U.S. Treasury Department reverse its controversial new decision to hide certain political ...


Universal Basic Income: Wild Experiment or the Solution to Poverty?:




Gallatin County considering tax increase of $928,000:


In Montana, counties have a maximum amount of taxes they can levy from their residents, which changes every three years based on a percentage of the state's inflation rate. The county cannot increase ...


Gov. Unveils Plan to Fight Tax Ruling:


The effort comes down to basic fairness, the draft legislation argues. By Ethan DeWitt https://www.vnews.com/Sununu-unveils-proposal-to-fight-back-against-internet-sales-tax-18824999 Many thanks ...


It Just Got Easier for the FCC to Ignore Your Complaints:


It may soon be harder to get the Federal Communications Commission to listen to your complaints about billing, privacy, or other issues with telecommunications carriers like AT&T and Verizon. Today, ...


City of Bozeman seeks community input on affordable housing via online survey:


The city is asking residents to visit its website to help generate ideas for a long-term Affordable Housing Work Plan. Last week, Communication Coordinator Melody Mileur sent out an email stating the ...


U.S. is squandering its leadership role, letting Putin push weight around, says Baucus, former ambassador to China:


Max Baucus, former U.S. senator for Montana and ambassador to China, says the United States is squandering its leadership role in the world, setting the stage for the rise of autocrats like Russian President ...


City of Missoula to pursue bad-faith lawsuit against former water owner Carlyle Group:


The city of Missoula will pursue a bad-faith lawsuit against The Carlyle Group, claiming the former owner of Mountain Water Co. practiced deceit and "corporate bullying" during the years-long legal battle ...


Trump Administration Says Employers Can Fire People for Being Gay:


Why does President Donald Trump care about what gay people do in the bedroom? The question came up this week, when a lawyer for Trump's Department of Justice argued that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ...


With Scott Pruitt gone, green groups now turn the spotlight on Ryan Zinke:


Green groups wasted little time denouncing the administration's environmental policies in the hours after President Trump announced his controversial Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott ...


Governor Bullock says Republican Secretary of State Corey Stapleton withholding details:


Gov. Steve Bullock's staff is criticizing the secretary of state's office for not supplying updated tallies on a special session proposed for later this month that includes how each member of the ...


In appreciation of Scott Pruitt, greatest public servant ever:


I am skeptical of reports saying that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was forced to resign. There is no way that guy could have been forced out of his office -- even with special ops teams involved. ...


Montana Finds New CIO, a Career IT Professional, at Department of Revenue:




Bigger Than Potholes: Why Fixing America's Infrastructure Should Be a Priority:


Infrastructure is among health care, immigration, trade and other pressing topics on the American political agenda that need immediate attention. It's also one of the most difficult problems to solve ...


Basic income could work--if you do it Canada-style:




Senator Tester Slams Supreme Court's Sales Tax Decision:




Montana Senator Jon Tester Unites Republicans and Democrats to Defend Montana and Keep Families Secure:




Supreme Court Clears Way for States to Tax Online Sales:




Land deal ties Interior secretary Zinke's family, Halliburton boss:


U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's family is involved in a land deal in his Montana hometown with the head of an energy services giant that does business with the Interior Department, according to records ...


State-revenue rebound could lead to Montana undoing budget cuts this year:


A rebound in Montana's state tax revenue could lead to undoing $46 million in state budget cuts later this year, a legislative report says - although lawmakers Monday said the final budget picture won't ...


How Washington Can Create Smarter Regulations:




Maine Tests a New Way of Voting, and Opts to Keep It:


"We want to make sure every vote counts because that's what this is all about: more voice and more choice." On Tuesday, the state became the first to use ranked-choice voting, a system that could ...


Bozeman commissioner wants minimum wage increase for city employees:


One city commissioner is sparking up the conversation around minimum wage. At the June 4 city commission meeting, Commissioner Terry Cunningham said he wanted to change city employees' minimum wage ...


Senator Tester Secures $2.5 Million Investment in Rural Water Systems in 8 Montana Communities:


U.S. Senator Jon Tester delivered a $2.5 million investment to protect clean water in Big Sky Country. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tester secured the grants ...


Why the U.S. Needs to Embrace Private Sector Involvement in Infrastructure:


The United States could learn a great deal about infrastructure finance from Australia, which has paved the way for public-private partnerships in that domain, writes Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett in ...
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Goodbye to net neutrality. Hello to an even-bigger AT&T?:


Two pivotal developments this week could dramatically expand the power and footprint of major telecom companies, altering how Americans access everything from political news to "Game of Thrones" on ...


NEW ON TED.COM What if we replaced politicians with randomly selected people?:


If you think democracy is broken, here's an idea: let's replace politicians with randomly selected people. Author and activist Brett Hennig presents a compelling case for sortition democracy, or random ...


Press Groups Criticize the Seizing of a Times Reporter's Records:


The revelation that federal prosecutors seized years' worth of email and phone records from a New York Times reporter drew criticism on Friday from news organizations and press rights groups, which expressed ...


Yellowstone superintendent says the Trump administration is forcing him out:


Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Thursday that he's being forced out as a "punitive action" after disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, ...


2018 USDA Summer Food Service Programs in Montana - Free to all kids 18 and under:


All kids have to do is show up! School is out. Summer is in. Let's keep kids fueled to learn with summer meals! Communities across Montana plan to operate USDA's Summer Food Service Program ...

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