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Senator Jon Tester - What Will The Death Of Net Neutrality Mean For Rural Communities?:


Rural communities need a free and open internet to run businesses, stay connected, and do just about darn anything. But we've only got three days to get one more vote in the Senate to save net neutrality, ...


Labor concerns trump tribal sovereignty in Congress. A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations fails in the Senate.:


Ten years of animosity between tribal governments and union organizers led up to a meltdown of bipartisan efforts to pass the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act on Monday. The bill, which would have excluded ...


State Revenue Director Mike Kadas stepping down:


One of Gov. Steve Bullock's longest-serving cabinet members, state Revenue Director Mike Kadas, is retiring next month, closing out a political and public-service career that spans four decades. By ...


Take Flight: An aerial tour of two of Montana's Wilderness Study Areas:


While the proposals, as they stand now, are pitting Montanans against Montanans, one commonality is found: Montanans must be given the opportunities to come together to determine the best use for 'The ...


Ryan Zinke Is Opening Up Public Lands. Just Not in Montana.:


He faces allegations that he has violated travel and ethics rules, an examination of his Interior Department record shows that his pro-development bent has not always applied to Montana, where he is viewed ...


A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash:




Podcast - Can the Tax Structure Be Tweaked for Social Good?:


Is it possible to use the tax structure to encourage people to take on careers that promote social good. The American tax code is a complicated system that confounds even the most veteran policymakers. ...


Our small Internet business will end if the Supreme Court makes us pay state sales taxes:


We started selling collectible cards on the Internet to pay for adopting and fostering children. But our small business won't survive if the Supreme Court makes us pay state sales taxes. John and ...


The FTC warns companies about those 'warranty void if removed' labels:


Consumers just gained more power over the products they buy. On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) informed consumer technology companies that those "warranty void if removed" labels on ...


Reception To Honor The 2018 Montana Cherry Blossom Princess - 4/16 - Washington, D.C. -- RSVP Deadline Is Today!:


The Montana State Society & Honorary Co-Hosts The Montana Congressional Delegation Senator Jon Tester, Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte Invite you to a reception to welcome ...


The Tax Return Preparation Process: Is there a better way? CBS Sunday Morning News Video:


Is there A BETTER WAY to file our tax returns than wrestling with all those confusing forms we have to deal with now? Well, there just might be. Our Cover Story is reported by Chip Reid: Stanford ...


In Wisconsin, authorities now have to convict you of a crime before they can take your cash:


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed into law a forfeiture reform bill last week that will require law enforcement officials to obtain a criminal conviction before permanently taking a person's cash ...


Montana not among states challenging to keep citizenship off 2020 U.S. census:


Filing suit Tuesday to keep citizenship status out of the 2020 U.S. census, a broad coalition of attorneys general and politicians denounced the Trump administration's tweak of the survey as a bigoted ...


Down for the count? Census changes prompt worries in Montana:


Changes to the way U.S. Census information is collected, fewer census workers on the ground and a question regarding citizenship on the 2020 questionnaire is raising concerns among some Montana officials ...


Americans tell Interior to take a hike over proposed national park fee increase:


Interior Department officials are backing away from a plan to dramatically increase entrance fees at the most popular national parks after receiving more than 100,000 public comments from Americans nearly ...


Cambridge Analytica Fallout Spreads to State Legislatures:


The firm used improperly obtained Facebook data to help the GOP take back the Colorado Senate. Most of the lawmakers who might have benefited are remaining silent as Democrats call on the state to ...


Tribes, Hit Hardest by Opioid Crisis, Have Least Access to Federal Help:




Beware the privatization of your town's water:


Private investment comes at a cost. Fundamentally, it means handing over our most essential resource to those who put profits before the public interest. That's what we learned here in Missoula, Montana, ...


Pfizer, pocketing a big tax cut from Trump, will end investment in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research:


This time around, the company is again gifting its shareholders and laying off workers. Abandoning a challenging research field is a new wrinkle, however. Pfizer's diversion of its tax break to shareholders ...


The Paradox of Universal Basic Income:


Liberals and conservatives alike love--and fear--the idea of giving free money to everyone. But we have to try it anyway. Clearly income disparity is ripping the nation apart, and none of the efforts ...


Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte is #1. Here are the congressional offices that pay staffs the highest and lowest salaries:


At the lowest paying congressional office, Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont https://gianforte.house.gov/ , pays a median salary of just $35,925. His is the lowest paying office by almost $3,000. Marilyn ...


What's in the Congressional Spending Bill for States and Localities:


Several major programs -- some that the White House aimed to eliminate -- will get a significant funding boost. President Trump signed the bill hours after threatening to veto it. by Liz Farmer ...


Seven steps. 27,000 lives.:


In America, guns are a fact of life -- and too often a cause of death. In all, 38,658 people died from gunshots in 2016. Some were murdered; others took their own lives. Some were killed by accident. But ...


Governor to fill two openings on Montana Board of Regents - Will be accepting applications.:


The governor has a couple of openings to fill on the Montana Board of Regents, the seven-member board that oversees the state's colleges and sets policies affecting more than 38,000 students. Bill ...


Montana Senator Jon Tester to Washington: Cut the Crap... Literally. Senator Cosponsors Bill to Stop Federal Government from Regulating Cow Pies:


U.S. Senator Jon Tester is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that will stop the federal government from regulating cow pies. The Fair Agriculture Reporting Method (FARM) Act permanently ...


If Trump Axes Public Media Funding, Rural Areas Could Lose Government News:


In many of those rural areas, public stations are often the only news organizations that are regularly covering state and local government. The president doesn't want the federal government to help ...


Opinion: FCC Set to Waste Billions on the Wrong Rural Broadband Providers:


Rural communities have already proven that cooperatives are the way to get good, fast Internet access to underserved areas. So why are AT&T and other big corporations in line to get $2.5 billion in government ...


Tester Donates 25 Senate Computers to Rural Montana Schools:


Senator Puts Technology in Indian Country Classrooms U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced he is donating 25 Senate computers to schools serving Native American students. Tester ...


5 Ways The Government Keeps Native Americans In Poverty:


Imagine if the government were responsible for looking after your best interests. All of your assets must be managed by bureaucrats on your behalf. A special bureau is even set up to oversee your affairs. ...


This California Bill Would Bring Back Net Neutrality With A Vengeance:



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