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2018 Montana Politics News


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 ...


It will take a Data-Driven Approach to Win Rural America:


More than one-third of rural residents in 21 states still don't have access to fast downloads, inhibiting economic development in sparsely populated areas, according to FCC data cited in the report. By ...


Voters say "no" to Creston, Montana bottling plant:


Flathead County voters overwhelmingly say "no" to a proposed water bottling plant in the Creston area. A ballot issue put before voters Tuesday sought to expand an area known as Egan Slough Zoning ...


Montana Board of Regents ask state to help students pay for rising costs :


The Montana Board of Regents is asking the state for an additional $14.6 million in the next two-year budget so that inflationary costs won't fall entirely on students. The regents, finishing their ...


Montana Board of Regents prepare for lean legislative session in 2019:


Montana has programs that financially support college students based on need, but they largely exist in name only and without funding, Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian said Wednesday. That ...


How Women Can Win Their Races This Year:


Gender equity advocates are excited about the prospect of a record number of women running for office. But Erin Vilardi, founder of VoteRunLead, says running isn't good enough. by Mattie Quinn ...

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