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2012 Montana Politics and Legislature News


Montana coalition crafts infrastructure, funding goals for 2017 session :


Looking to close the gap on billions of dollars in outstanding road, bridge and water needs, the Montana Infrastructure Coalition is expected to lobby for an increase in fuel taxes, along with a bonding ...


Profile: Montana Gov.-elect Steve Bullock:


Democratic Attorney General Steve Bullock http://stevebullock.com/ , who was raised in Helena, often recalled on the campaign trail how he used to ride by the state capitol on his paper route. Now, ...


"Big Sky, Big Money" PBS presentation paints a picture of an electioneering beast gone out of control in Montana.:


How has the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision changed campaigns in America? Full Video: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/big-sky-big-money/ *** Optimum says "Frontline" episode ...


"Big Sky, Big Money" paints a picture of an electioneering beast gone out of control in Montana.:


On PBS stations on Tuesday night (tonight 10/30) (check local listings). On Electoral Map, the Green Is Obscured If you are already dismayed at the spending and tactics that have characterized ...


Montana gubernatorial candidates share proposals for tourism:


If elected Montana's governor on Nov. 6, Republican Rick Hill and Democrat Steve Bullock each pledged Tuesday to fully preserve tax revenues used to promote the state as a tourist destination. By ...


Montana's Oil Boom Reshapes Race for Governor:


The town of Sidney in northeastern Montana is at the center of an oil boom that has brought thousands of new residents to the region. The rush has helped the Montana economy far from the oil fields ...


MT Gubernatorial Candidates respond to MEDA's Key Economic Development Questions:


The MEDA Board and Legislative Committee compiled a six question interview for Gubernatorial Candidates Steve Bullock, Rick Hill and Ron Vandevender. Each candidate responded in writing; the answers ...


Tourism And Small Business Governor Candidates Forum, 10/23, Missoula, Montana:


Just two weeks before Election Day, Montana's gubernatorial candidates will be in Missoula to respond to questions about tourism, the lodging tax and Main Street business issues. Join us on Tuesday, ...


Education's direction at stake in Montana election:


When it comes to the key issues in the 2012 election, education is often eclipsed by the economy. Yet in the Bozeman area, one of the biggest economic engines is education. Montana State University, ...


Hill unveils education, tax plan:


Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill on Wednesday unveiled a set of proposals aimed at funding education and local government infrastructure and reducing property taxes. Hill, speaking to a ...


Montana Democratic governor candidate Steve Bullock wants to grow high-tech industries :


Democratic governor candidate Steve Bullock http://stevebullock.com/ on Monday released his plan for creating jobs and growing businesses in high-tech industries to diversify Montana's economy. "If ...


DontForgetEd.org:


EDUCATION IS THE FUTURE OF AMERICA AND AMERICA IS FAILING As America's schools continue to fall behind those of almost every other industrialized nation, the issue of education is underplayed on the ...


Governor Schweitzer Announces Fix to Montana's Pension Liability:


Proposal to lead nation in addressing pensions without a tax increase Today, Governor Brian Schweitzer announced a legislative proposal to fix Montana's unfunded pension liability without a ...


Max Baucus stakes claim to 2014 :


"Max http://www.baucus.senate.gov/ is running for re-election as Montana's senator in 2014 because he's dedicated to fighting for Montana and delivering results every day, and that includes getting ...


Billions in the Balance for Farmers:


The Farm Bill, a sweeping piece of legislation with vast influence over the nation's food system, is up for renewal at a time when farm profits are robust and the federal government is looking to dramatically ...


Technology lets you follow, imagine how you'll be represented in Montana Legislature:


When it comes to political stories that bore you to tears, it's hard to beat "redistricting," the dreadfully arcane process of drawing new legislative-district boundaries in Montana every 10 years. Who ...


Senator Baucus Secures Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Rural Schools and Jobs:


Senator Cheers Senate Passage of his Plan to Renew Support for Montana's Forest Counties Montana's senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus secured an 82-16 Senate passage today of his plan to renew the ...


University of Montana seeks $47M to build new COT on golf course:


The University of Montana plans to ask state lawmakers at the 2013 legislative session for the entire $47 million it would cost to build a new College of Technology on the University Golf Course. That's ...


State Chamber Of Commerce Members Defend Montana's Tester From U.S. Chamber's 'Hit' Ads:


Recent news in the Montana Senate race shows that large, national interest groups' views don't always coincide with all of their members in the local community organizations -- with some Chamber of ...


Local Chamber officials in Montana communities protest parent group's attacks on Tester:


Chamber of Commerce officials in three Montana communities have publicly responded to a political attack ad created and paid for by their parent organization, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The national ...


Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch Enhances Security of Elections With The Launch of Online "Fair Elections Center":


http://www.MontanaFairElections.com To complement her ongoing efforts to enhance the security of Montana elections, Montana Secretary of State and Chief Elections Officer Linda McCulloch today ...


Rehberg looks to small businesses, natural resources to boost economy:


Getting America's economy back on track comes through small-business success, Rep. Denny Rehberg said during a Missoula visit on Thursday. "Every politician will tell you now that jobs are the top ...


Tester says jobs No. 1 priority when Congress reconvenes :


Home / News / Montana & Regional / Montana & Regional Tester says jobs No. 1 priority when Congress reconvenes Story Discussion By ROB CHANEY of the Missoulian | Posted: Wednesday, January ...


Rehberg talks budget, blame:


Congress is painting itself into a financial corner and running out of time to put a halt to mounting budget deficits, U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg told the Tribune editorial board Wednesday. The Montana ...

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