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August 23, 2017

Ryan Zinke under investigation for healthcare pressure play:



August 23, 2017

At Last Best Outdoors Fest, Tester Announces New Public Lands Legislation:



August 21, 2017

Judge orders Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte photographed, fingerprinted for Assault Charge:



August 21, 2017

What If Government Just Gave Everyone Cash, No Strings Attached?:



August 20, 2017

Patagonia Steps Up Its Public Lands Activism With First-Ever TV Commercial Targeting Secretary Zinke in Montana:



August 14, 2017

Sinclair Broadcast Group - How a Conservative TV Giant Is Ridding Itself of Regulation:



August 14, 2017

Massive wildfires turned prairies to ash, leading Montana's cowboys to weigh federal help:



August 11, 2017

At least 7 Montana schools lose out on federal grant after application changes:



August 11, 2017

The Rise of the 'Night Mayor' in America:



August 8, 2017

Sign me up: These 5 states have no sales tax:



August 7, 2017

How Driverless Cars Could Be a Big Problem for Cities:



August 7, 2017

10 Cities Taking a Nature-Driven Approach to Innovation:



August 7, 2017

America 2.0: Why It's Time for a Technology Upgrade:



August 6, 2017

Civil asset forfeiture is not policing - The USA Editorial Board:



August 6, 2017

Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows:



August 6, 2017

Editorial - Hey, Idaho! Let's steal Washington's driving-under-the-influence-of-electronics law:



August 4, 2017

Online sales tax amnesty program launched in 13 states, including Utah:



August 2, 2017

Senator Jon Tester Demands Wells Fargo CEO Appear Before His Banking Committee:



July 27, 2017

Great Falls schools will lose $270k in funding:



July 27, 2017

Daines introduces single-payer amendment, which he's long opposed:



July 27, 2017

Trump Administration Pulls Cities' Funding for Obamacare Enrollment:



July 26, 2017

Montana Viewpoint: Calling foul on unlawful 'forfeiture':



July 25, 2017

Montana will cut services, lay off more than 20 employees to balance budget:



July 24, 2017

Senator Jon Tester Announces Nearly $5 Million to Upgrade Airports in Kalispell, Billings, Butte and Glendive:



July 21, 2017

Jeff Bridges discusses anti-hunger work, collaboration with Governors:



July 21, 2017

Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting Day 3: Governors address childhood hunger with Jeff Bridges; Gov. Daugaard launches workforce development initiative:



July 20, 2017

Under Attorney General Sessions' Plan, Government Will Seize More People's Property:



July 19, 2017

Rep. Greg Gianforte, Who Assaulted Reporter, Fights Court-Ordered Fingerprints, Photos:



July 19, 2017

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Tours Glacier Park, Blackfeet Reservation:



July 19, 2017

MIT's shuttlecock-shaped robot swims through water pipes looking for leaks:



July 16, 2017

2017's Best-Run Cities in America - Missoula #4, Billings #7:



July 14, 2017

The State of Montana unveils draft plan for student success:



July 12, 2017

Connecticut Just Banned Civil Forfeiture Without A Criminal Conviction:



July 9, 2017

Immigrants Cost Taxpayers, Then Pay More Than Most:



July 7, 2017

Great Falls, Montana-based health system CEO John Goodnow accuses GOP of sabotaging insurance exchanges :



July 6, 2017

Missoula County takes issue with tone of Secretary of State Corey Stapleton emails, allegations of voter fraud:



July 6, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg praises universal basic income:



July 5, 2017

Millions of student loans could be headed for a shakeup in coming months:



July 5, 2017

The Cost of Water Is Rising. Philadelphia Has an Unprecedented Plan to Make It More Affordable.:



July 4, 2017

The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care:



July 4, 2017

Secretary of Education DeVos Is Discarding College Policies That New Evidence Shows Are Effective:



June 30, 2017

Bullocks, Bridges enlist Western governors in fight against childhood hunger:



June 28, 2017

Interior Secretary Zinke calls for fewer barriers to development on public land:



June 28, 2017

Jeff Bridges takes chilled approach to politics during speech in Whitefish at Western Governors' Association Conference:



June 25, 2017

Bloomberg's Next Anti-Washington Move: $200 Million Program for Mayors:



June 23, 2017

Bozeman, Montana commission plans to ban new full-time vacation rentals in all residential zones:



June 23, 2017

Podcast: Twelve Innovative Ideas for Fixing American Health Care:



June 21, 2017

A Conversation with Montana's Climbing Legend Conrad Anker:



June 19, 2017

Senator Jon Tester Shares Montanans' Stories As 13 Senators Write Secret Health Care Bill:



June 17, 2017

Big Sky organizations receive $5 million in resort tax money:



June 15, 2017

Montana Viewpoint: A starved government helps only the rich:



June 13, 2017

This new banking bill would make consumers pay:



June 12, 2017

Montana's Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte sentenced to anger management, community service for assault of reporter:



June 12, 2017

Infrastructure Is Not Just Roads and Bridges:



June 11, 2017

'Montana is not for sale to the highest bidder after all': State to offer tax relief to some Montana homeowners with sky-high land values:



June 7, 2017

Tester, Bullock Announce more than $5 Million in AmeriCorps Funds for Montana:



June 5, 2017

Meeting Slated To Take Public Comments On Proposed Montana Library Budget Cuts, 6/6, Helena:



June 5, 2017

The State of Montana Library Budget Cuts - Meeting scheduled 6/6 in Helena and Online:



June 4, 2017

Greg Gianforte: When 'taking responsibility' is not enough:



June 4, 2017

Butte-Silver Bow residents could see 40-percent increase in water rates:



June 3, 2017

Montana Rep.-elect Gianforte outlines his agenda - and apologizes, again, for action against reporter -- Press groups urge congressional probe on assault of reporter:



June 2, 2017

State will appeal education tax-credit ruling to MT Supreme Court:



June 1, 2017

Gianforte has a lot to prove as Montana's only House spokesman:



June 1, 2017

USDA plans to axe the position dedicated to rural economies:



June 1, 2017

Senator Tester Announces Nearly $9 Million for Job-Creating Airport Infrastructure:



June 1, 2017

Proposed budget could mean cuts for Gallatin County:



May 31, 2017

Supreme Court Rules Patent Laws Can't Be Used to Prevent Reselling:



May 31, 2017

High court tosses Montana decision, rules in favor of corporations :



May 30, 2017

Senator Tester Introduces Bill to Strengthen Montana Manufacturing, Create Jobs, Keep Nation Safe:



May 30, 2017

The line of presidential succession, for dummies - 'House of Cards' Season 5 on Netflix today.:



May 30, 2017

This Is What Democracy Looks Like:



May 29, 2017

Finland's basic income experiment is already lowering stress levels -- and it's only 4 months old:



May 27, 2017

Interior Secretary Zinke Defends Agency Budget Cuts:



May 27, 2017

Fake net neutrality comments need FCC action, group says:



May 26, 2017

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke joining 10 Governors on June 26-28 in Whitefish, Montana:



May 26, 2017

Senator Tester Announces $6.7 Million to Help Montana's First Generation College Students:



May 26, 2017

New Study Identifies the Best Cities for Good Government:



May 25, 2017

Comparing the Differences in Property Taxes Around the United States:



May 23, 2017

NADO Alert: President's FY2018 Budget Request Includes Elimination of Community and Economic Development Programs:



May 21, 2017

FCC votes to start rolling back landmark net neutrality rules:



May 20, 2017

States Get Involved in Lawsuit to Protect Obamacare, Saying Trump Can't Be Trusted:



May 19, 2017

Senator Tester Announces $1.3 Million to Support Montana Tribal Youth Program:



May 19, 2017

West Yellowstone unveils plan to tackle growth, housing:



May 18, 2017

USDA soliciting public comment on the proposed reorganization:



May 16, 2017

Idaho congressman Simpson says a single-payer system could replace Obamacare:



May 15, 2017

25 Best Examples of Innovative Government Programs - What can your government entity emulate from these programs?:



May 15, 2017

Without More Census Funding, Disadvantaged Communities Risk Being Overlooked Most:



May 15, 2017

Podcast - How Behavioral Economics Could Solve America's Health Care Woes:



May 12, 2017

Secretary Perdue's Reorganization Pushes Rural Development to the Sidelines:



May 9, 2017

Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2017: An Inspiring Look at What's Right in Government:



May 8, 2017

The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data:



May 8, 2017

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked :



April 29, 2017

Montana Closing 3 Job Service Offices Due to Budget Cuts:



April 24, 2017

Congratulations to Montana's Andy Shirtliff Named State Up and Comer Statescoop Leader:



April 20, 2017

Former Ambassador Max Baucus - The 'Montana Way' can help solve immigration challenges:



April 18, 2017

Universal Basic Income: A "Social Vaccine" for Technological Displacement? :



April 18, 2017

Comparing average property taxes for all 50 states and D.C.:



April 15, 2017

I had a health crisis in France. I'm here to tell you that 'socialized medicine' is terrific:



April 12, 2017

Anyone having problems filing your annual business report in Montana? They are due by close of business on 4/14:



April 12, 2017

How About Investing in Human Infrastructure?:



April 12, 2017

Unintended Consequences - Trump's 'beautiful' border wall would jeopardize 800 wildlife species:



April 11, 2017

Lecture - Richard Opper-How Montana Passed Medicaid Expansion - 5/2 - Missoula, Montana:



April 10, 2017

John Oliver tackles gerrymandering:



April 7, 2017

NaturEner's tax protest leads to chaos in Toole County, Sunburst schools:



April 6, 2017

Secretary Zinke has a new image for the Bureau of Land Management Web site. - Solar panels power Kentucky Coal Museum:



April 6, 2017

A State Employees' Guide to Governors' Workforce Goals:



April 4, 2017

'Last-ditch' effort: Butte Silver Bow County could spend more trying to sell old NorthWestern Emergy building :



April 3, 2017

MEA-MFT announces proposal for merger with MT Public Employees Association:



March 30, 2017

Investigation gives Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen's claims an 'F' -- for 'False':



March 28, 2017

Montana ranks 3rd for business tax climate:



March 23, 2017

Senate Republicans voted today to kill federal privacy rules:



March 22, 2017

A Shared Space for Operational Excellence in Government:



March 21, 2017

Commentary: How Not to Make America Great Again:



March 21, 2017

What a Gutted EPA Would Cost Our Communities:



March 20, 2017

Daines, Tester Introduce Timber Innovation Act:



March 17, 2017

Zinke: Interior Department in the 'energy business':



March 17, 2017

The Blow-It-All-Up Billionaires:



March 15, 2017

Is a Universal Basic Income a Good Idea?:



March 12, 2017

Without valid identification, Montanans will soon no longer be allowed to fly commercially:



March 11, 2017

Secretary Zinke's trip to Helena and Billings canceled:



March 11, 2017

Killing a Program That Brings History to Life:



March 11, 2017

Wealthy Would Get Billions in Tax Cuts Under Obamacare Repeal Plan:



March 11, 2017

Police falsely told a man he couldn't film them. 'I'm an attorney,' he said. 'I know what the law is.':



March 10, 2017

Montana's infrastructure report card:



March 10, 2017

Montana's Senator Steve Daines Talks Health Care, Environment During Latest Tele-Townhall:



March 8, 2017

Montana Senator Steve Daines Asks Congressional Leadership to 'Protect' Libby, Montana Residents from ACA Repeal:



March 7, 2017

Patagonia and Google look to defend public lands with stunning VR film series:



March 3, 2017

What You Should Know About Dodd-Frank and What Happens If It's Rolled Back:



March 3, 2017

Senator Jon Tester Fights to Hold Vizio Accountable, Strengthen Montanans' Right to Privacy:



March 1, 2017

Senator Jon Tester To Host Town Hall Meeting In Great Falls On March 4.:



March 1, 2017

Utah's blunder a lesson for Montana:



February 28, 2017

One for the history books: Missoula will buy its water system :



February 24, 2017

State analysts say Montana revenue estimate $92 million more than expected:



February 18, 2017

Senator Daines talks health care, DeVos vote, more in telephone town hall - Daines featured speaker in Havre Feb. 23:



February 8, 2017

Behind the Battle Over Public Land:



February 7, 2017

How Government Can Be a 'Best Place to Work':



February 5, 2017

$500,000 for a beer?: Critics fight state's 'ridiculous' liquor license system:



January 31, 2017

Republicans move to sell off 3.3m acres of national land, sparking rallies:



January 31, 2017

More than 1,000 rally at Montana Capital Building against transferring or selling federal lands:



January 31, 2017

Montana Senator Steve Daines co-sponsors bill to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood - it "traffics human baby parts.":



January 31, 2017

Don't Like the Ballot Measure Voters Approved? Just Ignore It, Some Lawmakers Say. South Dakota an example:



January 31, 2017

Senator Daines to Head Subcommittee on National Parks, Benefit to Montana:



January 27, 2017

Opinion: Hoping for the best from new Interior secretary:



January 26, 2017

Voice of America says it won't become Trump TV:



January 24, 2017

State of the city: Helena mayor calls for program funds, higher reimbursements:



January 23, 2017

Congress maneuvers to give away 640 million acres of American land:



January 20, 2017

Making a Case for Water as a Key Component in the Smart City:



January 18, 2017

Ambassador Max Baucus says goodbye to China:



January 16, 2017

Senator Tester Announces #EmployMT Plan:



January 16, 2017

Why more and more Americans can't afford the water bill:



January 13, 2017

Podcast - Can Government Be Run Like a Business?:



January 12, 2017

Leading the change: Missoula's female-majority city council forges new paths:



January 12, 2017

Full ACA repeal could be death knell for rural hospitals:



January 11, 2017

Senator Jon Tester to Congress: Repealing Health Care Progress Will Have Devastating Impact in Montana:



January 8, 2017

Senator Jon Tester - Rural Montana could be badly hurt by repeal of ACA:



January 8, 2017

Montana government's mythical spending spree:



January 4, 2017

France just made every single one of its citizens an organ donor:



January 4, 2017

How Seattle Houses the People Who Need it Most:



January 3, 2017

With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office:



January 1, 2017

Bozeman City leaders talk about goals accomplished in 2016:



December 27, 2016

Here's what you need to know about Betsy DeVos, likely Education Secretary:



December 26, 2016

US government collecting social media information from foreign travelers:



December 25, 2016

New York Times Discusses Missoula and Its Water System- In American Towns, Private Profits From Public Works:



December 20, 2016

Senator Tester Asks Montanans to Submit their Personal Healthcare Stories - #WhatsAtRisk Webpage:



December 20, 2016

Let's Make a Pact: States Increasingly Problem Solve Together:



December 19, 2016

Six maps that show the anatomy of America's vast infrastructure:



December 19, 2016

Words of Wisdom for Public Officials Trying to Connect With Citizens:



December 18, 2016

Rethinking role of Electoral College by Montana's Bob Brown:



December 18, 2016

Why should you care about the Interior department? :



December 16, 2016

Senator Tester Wants to Hear What Montanans Think About Trump's Nominees:



December 14, 2016

Housing, development among Missoula Mayor Engen's goals for 2017 :



December 14, 2016

Montana's process to choose Zinke's U.S. House successor is not entirely clear:



December 14, 2016

Missoula tax relief fund to begin collecting donations soon:



December 14, 2016

Bozeman eyes local sales tax to tap tourist dollars:



December 14, 2016

The Enduring Myth That Government Should Be Run Like a Business:



December 11, 2016

Replacement of Missoula's Russell Street bridge lopped off state's 'delay' list:



December 10, 2016

"The Man From Montana " - Decades later, Senator Mike Mansfield's thoughts on politics ring true:



December 10, 2016

Finding Ways to Do More With Less Is Job. No. 1 for Arkansas' New Chief Transformation Officer:



December 10, 2016

What We Don't Know About Trump's Carrier Deal (and Most States' Business Deals):



December 9, 2016

Montana Governor Steve Bullock announces top-level appointee changes :



December 9, 2016

Montana Senator Jon Tester Announces New Chief of Staff - Aaron Murphy will Lead Senator's Montana and Washington D.C. Offices:



December 9, 2016

PPP's newest national poll - Everyone can get fooled:



December 8, 2016

Governor announces deal with Amazon.com to collect sales tax on Utah purchases:



December 7, 2016

30 road projects canceled as Montana Department of Transportation faces budget shortfall:



December 6, 2016

Tester Holds Wells Fargo Accountable, Fights for Fraud Victims to Get Their Day in Court:



December 5, 2016

Montana Senator Jon Tester Reaches Across the Aisle to Outline VA Priorities:



December 5, 2016

Feds offer $270M for Blackfeet land in buy-back program:



December 2, 2016

Montana Senator Jon Tester Calls for the Immediate Approval of Government Watchdogs:



December 1, 2016

Ill treatment - Patients—and a watchdog group's lawsuit—say inmates in Montana's mental health facilities are subject to inhumane treatment:



December 1, 2016

As Federal Government Gains Spying Authority, Montana Senator Jon Tester Blasts Congress for Inaction:



December 1, 2016

Sen. Jon Tester Answers Tough Questions from #Montennials via Facebook Live:



November 30, 2016

Bozeman economist Ray Rasker of Headwaters Economics recruited for national study:



November 28, 2016

Senator Tester Sponsors Bill to Clean Up Washington:



November 28, 2016

This Maryland program could revolutionize homeownership for student loan borrowers :



November 26, 2016

The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.:



November 25, 2016

5-year Billings Capital Improvement Plan 'a road map of where we're going':



November 24, 2016

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Could Spark a Tech Brain Drain:



November 22, 2016

Missoula approves six-week paid maternity leave for city workers :



November 21, 2016

What Academia Could Be Doing for Government:



November 20, 2016

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County under fire for agreement with ARCO:



November 17, 2016

The Role of Government in Job Creation:



November 16, 2016

Forecasts predict strengthening Montana economy, revenues:



November 16, 2016

Colorado Governor's Plan to Poach Corporate Leaders:



November 15, 2016

The Reality of Mayors' Economic Promises:



November 14, 2016

Senate rejects bill on veterans benefits:



November 13, 2016

Trump just laid out a pretty radical student debt plan:



November 13, 2016

Twelve 'Can't Miss' Planning and Design Conferences in 2017:



November 12, 2016

John Oliver Chugs Some Vodka To Prove A Point About America's Horrible Education Scam, The Lottery:



November 11, 2016

Best state in America: Montana, whose tax system is the fairest of them all:



November 11, 2016

The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists:



November 10, 2016

NADO Webinar On The 2016 Elections And The Impact On Local Governments, 11/16:



November 9, 2016

Today's TED Talk - Can a divided America heal?:



November 9, 2016

D.C. Inches Closer to Becoming the 51st State:



November 9, 2016

Maine Becomes First State to Adopt a Whole New Way of Voting:



November 8, 2016

This great book should really be read by everyone. 'A People's History Of The United States':



November 8, 2016

The Sixth Annual Missoula Veterans Court Mentor Training, 11/12, Missoula:



November 7, 2016

Stanford experts debate Affordable Care Act: What steps should new government take?:



November 4, 2016

Billings prepares for largest public works upgrade in state history:



November 4, 2016

Will 'Government' Become a Verb?:



October 26, 2016

This obscure government agency has a plan to put Wall Street CEOs in prison:



October 20, 2016

Montana Labor Market Blog:



October 19, 2016

Tester Launches #Montennial Tour To Engage Montana Millennials In Policy, 11/30, Webinar :



October 18, 2016

NorthWestern negotiates taxable value down $220M, sending ripple effects through local budgets:



October 6, 2016

Missoula considers paid leave for expecting moms:



October 6, 2016

Loyola Speech and Debate Coach Says He 'Would Have Walked Off' VP Debate Stage:



September 30, 2016

California Bans All Cellphone Use While Driving:



September 25, 2016

Gazette opinion: City of Billings should quit while it's behind:



September 22, 2016

Montana County Commissioners talk importance of MACO Conference:



September 16, 2016

Politics is crippling the US economy, Harvard study says:



September 3, 2016

Why We Need to Move Away From Jailing the Mentally Ill:



August 31, 2016

California Lawmakers Approve Mandatory Sentencing For Rape:



August 31, 2016

Lessons From Cities Trying to Be Better Buyers:



August 30, 2016

Senator Tester Holds Roundtable to Seek Feedback from Timber, Ranchers, and Conservationists on Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project:



August 28, 2016

Glacier Park in 2116: Challenges we can't even imagine likely on the horizon:



August 26, 2016

Yellowstone: 'For the benefit and enjoyment of the people':



August 24, 2016

"Wilderness is Important to Everyone" Smoke Elser - The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project Needs to Be Approved Now!:



August 24, 2016

Seattle Gets Its First Cabinet-Level Director of Homelessness :



August 23, 2016

Let them burn - Inside the search for a better way to fight wildfires - The U.S. Forest Service's Fire Lab in Missoula, Montana :



August 19, 2016

Bill Opening Wilderness Areas to Bikes Also Opens Debate:



August 18, 2016

Flathead County launches surplus auction website:



August 17, 2016

Aetna shows why we need a single-payer system:



August 14, 2016

Why the Next President Should Forgive All Student Loans:



August 10, 2016

DEA regularly mines Americans' travel records to seize millions in cash:



August 5, 2016

U.S. chamber sues over rules that discourage companies from moving overseas to avoid taxes:



August 4, 2016

Civil Forfeiture Laws Pit Police Versus Everybody Else:



August 2, 2016

Montana Supreme Court clears way for city's Mountain Water purchase:



August 2, 2016

Conservative and Liberals Join Together for Criminal Justice Reforms:



August 1, 2016

Long-Term Care Is an Immediate Problem -- for Government :



July 26, 2016

New list proclaims Missoula to be America's fourth best-run city :



July 21, 2016

Bob Marshall Wilderness backers push for wilderness half of landscape deal:



July 21, 2016

Montana Film Office - A rotating cast and the office is hiring:



July 12, 2016

West Yellowstone places moratorium on new water connections:



July 3, 2016

MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: Time for action on The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project:



June 30, 2016

How Jails Are Violating the Law:



June 27, 2016

A guide to your national parks :



June 27, 2016

Helena, Montana plans for limiting utility costs to homeowners:



June 27, 2016

A Tricky Task: Government Tries to Define the Gig Economy:



June 24, 2016

Rebuilding our Democracy Constitutionally - We must pass a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reverse Citizens United:



June 24, 2016

Montana Department of Transportation seeking input on state highway planning:



June 23, 2016

The Great Public Land Heist Has Begun:



June 22, 2016

Water-Wasting Leaks Plague Many Cities:



June 22, 2016

The Billions We're Wasting in Our Jails - Researchers suggest ways to reduce jail, prison spending in Montana :



June 21, 2016

Anti-evolution bills aren't really about the laws:



June 19, 2016

As it stands, new Bozeman budget increases taxes:



June 16, 2016

Building A Base To Overturn "Citizens United": How We Pass The 28th Amendment To The U.S. Constitution, 6/23, Missoula :



June 16, 2016

Montana Public Lands Forum - This Land Is Our Land, 6/29, Billings, Montana:



June 16, 2016

Do cities need a point-person to lead innovation?:



June 8, 2016

Following Rural Health Summit, Tester Introduces Bill to Bring More Doctors to Rural Communities:



June 8, 2016

What every leader in government should be doing right now:



June 7, 2016

Cost of Tax Breaks for States, Localities May Be Exposed:



May 28, 2016

Affordable Housing Leaders "Fired Up" Over Economic Crisis:



May 20, 2016

Senator Angus King (The only Independent in Congress) Speaks with Al Hunt on the Charlie Rose program:



May 16, 2016

Book: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right:



May 16, 2016

San Francisco's Superpublic: Cross-Discipline Working Space to Target City Challenges:



May 12, 2016

Montana Supreme Court Unanimously Invalidates Montana Immigration Enforcment Law as Preempted by Federal Law:



May 12, 2016

Op-Ed: Calling the Bison Our National Mammal Is the Worst Kind of Greenwashing:



May 7, 2016

Tester, Daines Rally Bipartisan Support for Rural County Funding Program:



May 6, 2016

Gazette opinion: Montana's promising plan to protect disability rights :



May 1, 2016

Obituary - Sen. Conrad Burns:



April 29, 2016

CIOs Fear Mass Exodus of Government IT Workers:



April 29, 2016

Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dead at 81:



April 27, 2016

Rep. Zinke announces more than $1M in grants for Montana Tribes:



April 27, 2016

Rep. Zinke announces more than $1M in grants for Montana Tribes:



April 21, 2016

How Energy States Could Better Weather the Boom-and-Bust Cycle:



April 17, 2016

Montana Transportation Commission considering rule allowing digital billboards:



April 14, 2016

Daines, Tester Criticize Forest Service Over Wildfire Funding, Trail Maintenance:



April 11, 2016

Senator Jon Tester's Big Sky Rewind - A review of Jon's recent efforts on behalf of Montana :



April 5, 2016

How Ohio Used Agile Development to Overhaul its Tax System:



April 4, 2016

Government Embracing Tomorrow's Workforce:



April 3, 2016

Massive leak reveals money rings of global leaders:



March 31, 2016

What life is like after police ransack your house and take 'every belonging' -- then the charges are dropped:



March 31, 2016

Counties with More Federal Land Fare Better, Study Says:



March 30, 2016

The Next Century of National Park Service Funding:



March 29, 2016

The feds have resumed a controversial program that lets cops take stuff and keep it:



March 24, 2016

Missoula County adopts new parental leave policy for new moms and dads :



March 23, 2016

Funding cuts begin to hit Forest Service - Trail Maintenance Biggest Loser:



March 23, 2016

Senator Tester Donating Computers to Rural Montana Schools:



March 19, 2016

Montana Governor Steve Bullock releases new policy regarding state aircraft :



March 14, 2016

Coalition sought to battle changes in trail maintenance funding:



March 2, 2016

Help us create a new Montana Fish Portal!:



March 2, 2016

Montana's Senator Jon Tester slams public land transfer efforts, fights for family farmers and ranchers:



February 26, 2016

How an East Coast think tank (ALEC - Koch Brothers) is fueling the land transfer movement:



February 25, 2016

5 Ways to Entice Millennials to the Public Sector:



February 18, 2016

How 'Philanthrocapitalism' Could Transform Government :



February 13, 2016

Daines among western Republicans hoping to break up 9th Circuit:



February 8, 2016

Can Government Hiring Get Out of the Stone Age?:



February 5, 2016

BMI is wrong: Millions of healthy Americans labeled obese who could be charged more for insurance.:



February 5, 2016

Private-Market Misfires and Misconceptions - When government lets the market fix policy problems, it often fails.:



February 1, 2016

Why the U.S. Needs A New, Tech-Driven Growth Strategy:



January 29, 2016

Montana Senator Jon Tester brings famed DeLorean sports car back to the future:



January 29, 2016

Betsy Markey named Regional Administrator of SBA's Denver-based Region VIII:



January 27, 2016

Montana Senator Jon Tester unveils bipartisan bill to reduce government waste and save millions:



January 27, 2016

Montana averts huge shortfall for health care system:



January 25, 2016

'Blindsided' PSC seeks answers on sale of Mountain Water Co. by Carlyle Group:



January 19, 2016

Montana Governor Steve Bullock expands anti-discrimination measures in anticipation of worker shortage:



January 15, 2016

City of Missoula considers purchasing Eko Compost:



January 13, 2016

A big win for Montana businesses, taxpayers:



January 12, 2016

Cheaper Isn't Necessarily Better for Government Purchasing:



January 12, 2016

State Policies and the Future of Work:



January 11, 2016

The Innovation the Grantmaking Process Needs:



January 11, 2016

The new way police are surveilling you: Calculating your threat 'score':



January 8, 2016

Missoula encouraged by Mountain Water case developments:



January 8, 2016

Important Updates in Follow-up to the MTDLI TechHire Grant Initiative Conference Call:



January 8, 2016

Bozeman's new mayor on bond measures, jobs and managing growth:



January 8, 2016

Sex Between Lobbyists, Lawmakers Would Be Publicized 'Gifts' Under Missouri Bill:



January 6, 2016

Billings looks to scrap its ethics ordinances in favor of a statewide standard:



January 5, 2016

Why Performance Pay Is Just the Beginning to Improving Government:



January 3, 2016

The State of Montana demands Museum of Rockies put dollar value on fossils:



December 31, 2015

Montana Governor Steve Bullock appoints Mike Cooney as new lieutenant governor:



December 30, 2015

$100 Million TechHire Grant Initiative - Request for Proposals (RFP) from MTDLI:



December 24, 2015

The Justice Department just shut down a huge asset forfeiture program:



December 23, 2015

New legislation will make 'conservation easements' more attractive to Montana landowners:



December 17, 2015

Cashing In on the Public Right of Way:



December 16, 2015

Montana Senator Jon Tester's bill empowers small businesses to reimburse employees' health care costs:



December 16, 2015

What Can Product Managers Do for Your City?:



December 16, 2015

Public-Sector Innovation and the Culture Factor:



December 15, 2015

Governor says Billings area meeting pollution standards:



December 11, 2015

Montana TechHire Initiative: Request for Proposals (RFP) for TechHire Workforce Development Pilot Projects :



December 2, 2015

Unfunded infrastructure: Montana Legislature's spending debate likely to start right where it left off:



December 2, 2015

Why Recent Changes in Social Security Are Unfair :



December 2, 2015

3 Ways Cities Can Promote Innovation Up and Down the Food Chain:



December 1, 2015

Tough realities - SPECIAL REPORT: Montana's disagreements mean federal funds don't flow to communities:



November 30, 2015

Left in limbo - SPECIAL REPORT: Montana governor uses limited options to ease some communities' pain:



November 29, 2015

State's failure to fund infrastructure hits eastern Montana towns hard:



November 25, 2015

How Tennessee Transformed the Way It Hires and Fires People:



November 23, 2015

Montana State Fund Declares Historic $35M Dividend Payment:



November 23, 2015

Cops took more stuff from people than burglars did last year:



November 16, 2015

How New York City Is Working to Attract and Retain IT Talent:



November 15, 2015

Boston is offering free negotiation classes to every woman who works in the city:



November 13, 2015

Why We Need More Women Running Our Local Governments:



November 10, 2015

How ethical is your state government? In all but three states, not very.:



November 10, 2015

What Costco Can Teach the Public Sector:



November 7, 2015

City of Bozeman conducting satisfaction survey:



November 5, 2015

One of the most lucrative Social Security strategies for married couples is being eliminated:



November 2, 2015

Montana is 30th state to accept ObamaCare Medicaid expansion:



October 24, 2015

Montana FWP must stop sale of public elk - Public wildlife is not private property.:



October 24, 2015

Speak up now, Montana Missouri Breaks elk hunters - Public wildlife is not private property. :



October 16, 2015

Why Tax Incentives Could Change A State's Constitution :



October 15, 2015

Senator Tester to introduce bill to attract and retain quality teachers to rural Montana:



October 14, 2015

The Politics of Prisons: Location Affects Legislators' Voting on Criminal Reform:



October 13, 2015

Canadian City Completely Eradicates Homelessness With Brand New Approach:



October 13, 2015

Prisons - The stunningly simple idea that could change solitary confinement as we know it:



October 11, 2015

California Law Will Automatically Register Drivers to Vote:



October 10, 2015

New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data:



October 8, 2015

President Obama signs law preventing premium hikes under health law :



October 7, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown signs Fair Pay Act for women workers:



October 1, 2015

Toys 'R' Us Exploits H-1B Visa Program and Brings Temporary Foreign Workers to U.S. to Move Jobs Overseas:



September 27, 2015

Aging water systems get federal cash, but spending lags:



September 25, 2015

Montana revenue beats estimates, state treasury $455M in the black:



September 13, 2015

One-third of felony DUI arrests in some Montana counties don't lead to convictions:



September 12, 2015

The Benefits of Measuring Public-Sector Performance:



September 8, 2015

Paid Family Leave Gets New Momentum in States:



September 1, 2015

Locked Out: Montana's Missouri River Breaks:



August 28, 2015

State to move clients out of Montana Developmental Center due to staffing shortage:



August 28, 2015

Outdated ideas driving wildfire policies:



August 26, 2015

Montana PSC grants Missoula's Mountain Water suitor Liberty Utility Co. 'special protection':



August 21, 2015

Montana Governor's Office of Community Service! survey - take it today!:



August 19, 2015

Los Angeles County Jail Gets Positive Results From Democracy Experiment :



August 15, 2015

Montana's Governor Bullock on Social Security: It Is a Promise I Will Fight to Keep:



August 15, 2015

Congress is trying to make it harder to know how the economy is doing:



August 14, 2015

Montana Legislative Fiscal Division -Chart of the Week! General Fund Expenditures by Major Governmental Function, FY 2015:



August 11, 2015

Better City-Making Means Breaking Down Silos--Here's How:



August 11, 2015

Cities Missing Opportunities to Retrofit Existing Buildings:



August 10, 2015

Are Governments 'Paying for Failure' With Social Impact Bonds?:



July 25, 2015

Hillary Clinton outlines steps to curb U.S. companies' focus on short-term profits:



July 23, 2015

The Role of the Customer Experience in the Value of Government:



July 23, 2015

Good Ideas From Government's Front Lines:



July 23, 2015

Under Governor Bullock's Leadership, Montana's Debt Among Lowest in the Nation:



July 21, 2015

Montana sees overall improvement in child well-being:



July 17, 2015

Vaccine And Autism Link Confirmed In Science Journal:



July 13, 2015

How Big Water is trying to stop the National Park Service from cleaning up plastic bottles:



July 12, 2015

Montana Government Audit: Several state retirement accounts remain unconstitutional:



July 12, 2015

Report Say 20% Bridges in Montana are Structurally Deficient or Obsolete:



July 8, 2015

Montana seeks aid in 'needed' study of correctional system:



July 2, 2015

Beyond minimum - Missoula labor advocates say better wages are just a start:



July 2, 2015

Civil Forfeiture Now Requires A Criminal Conviction In Montana And New Mexico:



June 29, 2015

Senator Tester announces critical payments for Montana counties:



June 16, 2015

Judge says Missoula can take over Mountain Water by condemnation:



June 16, 2015

Helena lacks cash for routine replacements; official predicts bond will be needed:



June 16, 2015

Missoula mayor proposes 5 percent increase in city taxes:



June 5, 2015

Apple Valley votes to make offer for Missoula's Mountain Water Co.'s sister utility in California:



June 3, 2015

State budget reductions in Montana could lead to extended vacancies, layoffs:



June 3, 2015

Kalispell Proposes $50.9 Million Budget:



May 29, 2015

Maryland County Tests Public-Private Partnership for Green Infrastructure Projects:



May 22, 2015

Lawmakers address structurally deficient bridges - Russell St. Bridge in Missoula ranks a 4 out of 10. Meeting on May 27.:



May 21, 2015

The Personal Side of Public Leadership :



May 21, 2015

Why Skills Matter More than Ever in Government Employees in Our Data-Driven Economy:



May 19, 2015

John Oliver gives an eye-opening look at one of the lesser known ways chicken farming is messed up.:



May 15, 2015

Keep Austin weird -- but not this weird:



May 15, 2015

Leadership as 'a Kind of Genius':



May 13, 2015

Grappling with Persistent Growth and Key Issues, Whitefish Forges Ahead:



May 13, 2015

Why Your Government Needs to Be a Hipster Organization:



May 13, 2015

Bozeman looks to future with proposed budget:



May 12, 2015

What it would really take to run the government like a business:



May 9, 2015

How Strategic Sourcing Can Save a Bundle:



May 5, 2015

Billings, Montana considers spending from reserves to fund capital improvements - Other cities need to catch up:



April 27, 2015

Government HR Directors Get a Personnel Downgrade:



April 24, 2015

CBS News Montana judge who was censured over teen rape comments to get award :



April 20, 2015

Montana's Governor Steve Bullock Completes Boston Marathon in 3:44:



April 15, 2015

Life as Jon Tester's Executive Assistant:



April 13, 2015

John Oliver defends the IRS, gets Michael Bolton to sing about it:



April 10, 2015

City of Helena's water rights could be at risk with latest court ruling:



April 9, 2015

In Dallas, the IRS says it can't chase tax cheats who owe less than $1 million:



March 31, 2015

How Government Can Benefit from Becoming Better Storytellers:



March 30, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence Stunned By How Many People Seem to Have Gay Friends:



March 26, 2015

The 'CEO-Mayors' Who Care About Cities Instead of Profits:



March 22, 2015

Ethics report finds some issues with Bozeman's top leaders - Mayor Krauss said the key to gaining people's trust is transparency.:



March 22, 2015

Why Washington drives innovators and entrepreneurs nuts:



March 17, 2015

Oregon is first state to adopt automatic voter registration:



March 4, 2015

John Oliver Breaks Down America's Crumbling Infrastructure:



February 28, 2015

Want to Avoid Procurement Missteps? Learn from Someone Else's Mistakes:



February 26, 2015

The ABCs of Cost Accountability in Government Services:



February 23, 2015

Loss of federal funds trouble western Montana counties:



February 19, 2015

Abuse persists at Montana Developmental Center:



February 17, 2015

The Taboo Subject of Effectiveness in Government:



February 17, 2015

ACLU of Montana: County jail facilities in "crisis":



February 5, 2015

FCC Proposes that the Internet is a Utility - Just like TV, Telephone and Cable:



February 1, 2015

Obama to propose a $478 billion road and bridge program:



January 25, 2015

The Wrong Way to Keep Cops and Firefighters on the Job:



January 22, 2015

Here's what I learned when I helped Stephen Colbert set up his Super PAC:



January 18, 2015

How police spent billions seized from Americans without evidence that a crime occurred:



January 15, 2015

At what cost is Mountain Water no longer a good deal for Missoula?:



January 6, 2015

More jobs is not enough:



December 18, 2014

Montana Tax News You Can Use- An e-newsletter for tax preparers and those interested in the state's tax system:



December 18, 2014

Agencies look to Montana corruption probe as model:



December 17, 2014

Montana gets $1m grant to examine state's health-care system:



December 16, 2014

Senator Jon Tester gifts his homegrown Montana safflower oil to fellow Senators:



December 7, 2014

Western Governors announce two resolutions, roll out RAPID toolkit at Winter Meeting:



December 6, 2014

All It Took Was A Laptop And Markers To Silence The Crowd...:



December 5, 2014

Republicans say public doesn't mind if they meet behind closed doors:



December 5, 2014

Elk citation angers hunter, serves as warning to others:



December 4, 2014

The Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50:



November 25, 2014

Rape of disabled resident reported at Montana Developmental Center in Boulder:



November 25, 2014

Federal officials issue new code of conduct for police highway seizures:



November 15, 2014

Why a 40-Hour Worker Means More to Small Businesses:



November 14, 2014

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture (HBO) :



November 13, 2014

An expensive year of legal challenges could get worse before it gets better for Missoula County. :



November 10, 2014

Police Use Department Wish List When Deciding Which Assets to Seize:



November 10, 2014

Turning Governments into Innovation Machines:



November 4, 2014

Will Government Entice Millennials With Unlimited Vacation Days?:



October 31, 2014

2015 State Business Tax Climate Index - Montana Ranked #6:



October 31, 2014

City officials: Missoula can run water utility for millions less:



October 30, 2014

Montana Wildlife Agency Drops Hunter Confidentiality Plan:



October 27, 2014

How Denver's Government is Attracting Top Private-Sector Talent from Places Like Chipotle:



October 26, 2014

For state and local governments, it's about to get ugly - The Collaboration Imperative for State and Local Government:



October 17, 2014

Paying the Disabled Less Than Minimum Wage--Legal in the U.S.--Roils Britain:



October 11, 2014

Asset seizures fuel police spending:



October 7, 2014

Austerity has been an even bigger disaster than we thought:



October 6, 2014

Montana property tax appraisal reflects changing trends:



October 4, 2014

Montana uses a few methods to value property for taxes:



October 4, 2014

Government ZipCars? Feds enter growing car-sharing economy:



September 28, 2014

Business licenses may be in the future for Great Falls, Montana:



September 26, 2014

The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes - The Ray Rice video for the financial sector has arrived.:



September 19, 2014

Governor Bullock: Montana can cut carbon emissions, protect jobs:



September 18, 2014

Problems persist - Abuse allegations plague Montana Developmental Center:



September 15, 2014

Montana Department of Revenue will be traveling to 18 different cities and towns throughout Montana to present informational sessions about how the state determines property values.:



September 9, 2014

They fought the law. Who won? Many drivers faced a long ordeal in court to try to get their money back from police:



September 7, 2014

Stop and seize - Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes:



September 3, 2014

Fifty Years of the Wilderness Act - What has it taught us?:



August 22, 2014

How to Get Public Workers to Care About Their Jobs:



August 14, 2014

Missoula water costs among highest in state:



August 1, 2014

Audit: Gender Pay Gap Smaller in Montana State Government:



August 1, 2014

Procurement: Short-Term Approaches to a Long-Term Challenge:



July 31, 2014

A Great Place to Put Community Health Clinics: Fire Stations:



July 26, 2014

Hamilton, Montana could see 40% property tax increase over last year:



July 24, 2014

How Pennsylvania Is Helping New Hires Get to Work Faster:



July 24, 2014

Culture Change at the Waterworks:



July 21, 2014

How To Decide Who Should Be Your Governor - State by State Ranking - Montana #1 for Personal Wellbeing:



July 18, 2014

Missoula, Montana and Apple Valley, California to collaborate on water system fights with Carlyle Group by sharing information and strategies.:



July 18, 2014

Help Wanted: CMS Begins Search For Healthcare.gov Contractor:



July 18, 2014

The Citizens Most Vocal in Local Government:



July 16, 2014

Montana's Governor Bullock promotes drought management effort:



July 13, 2014

Montana releases strategic plan for outdoor recreation:



July 9, 2014

Bay Area governments buy nearly 100 electric vehicles with MTC grant:



July 8, 2014

Governor Bullock Announce $400,000 Grant for Parks, and Outdoor Recreation:



June 28, 2014

Montana tops in fiscal prudence, study shows:



June 26, 2014

Mayors Talk Inequality, Climate Change, Open Internet:



June 26, 2014

The 7 Deadly Sins of Public Finance:



June 23, 2014

Public-Sector, Industry Answer: What Would You Change About Government?:



June 22, 2014

Montana Department of Revenue and Charter settle tax dispute:



June 21, 2014

A Ban on Internet Access Taxes Could Cost States Millions in Revenue:



June 14, 2014

Missoula's tax burden a bargain in Montana:



June 12, 2014

The City Accelerator - Encouraging a culture and practice of innovation in local government:



June 12, 2014

Montana is only state without driver texting ban:



June 12, 2014

The Most Small Business-Friendly States:



June 11, 2014

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Areas:



June 9, 2014

The Most Important Question in Social Services: 'What Do You Need?':



June 7, 2014

Bozeman energy audit suggests citywide changes:



May 31, 2014

"Vision Zero" New Effort Mobilizes to Save Lives on Montana's Roads:



May 26, 2014

How one small word change could mean many more contracting dollars for small businesses:



May 25, 2014

Water Infrastructure That Delivers More Public Value:



May 22, 2014

Governor looking at special session for expanding Medicaid in Montana:



May 22, 2014

States Grapple With Unpopular Property Taxes:



May 18, 2014

Here Comes Congress' Next Big Economic Crisis, And It Could Be Even Worse Than The Fiscal Cliff:



May 18, 2014

The short timers - Unlicensed vacation rentals cheat Montana out of almost $4 million a year in taxes:



May 16, 2014

Bozeman releases proposed 2015 budget:



May 15, 2014

How to Appeal to Millennial Voters:



May 15, 2014

Montana Tax News You Can Use:



May 14, 2014

State Governments Look to Entrepreneurs for Creativity, Efficiency - Entrepreneur-in-residence programs grow:



May 8, 2014

What Makes Congress's Latest Effort to Curb Science Funding So Dangerous?:



May 7, 2014

New Green Code aims to ease permit process :



May 6, 2014

Tester, Walsh announce major funding for Montana AmeriCorps groups:



May 5, 2014

Missoula looks at Butte water system: Key players see similarities, differences in two operations:



May 4, 2014

Forever wild - Wilderness Act marks 50 years of protecting wildlands:



May 3, 2014

Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force gets $2 million donation from Sequoia Capital VC Mike Goguen:



May 2, 2014

Democrats, Republicans slam the SBA for sidestepping Congress:



May 2, 2014

Brett E. Dahl named to Risk Management Honor Roll®:



May 2, 2014

Beware the 'Race to the Bottom' of Film Tax Credits :



May 2, 2014

'The Meat Racket': A Regulation 'Failure':



May 1, 2014

Is Your State Prepared for the Next Economic Bust?:



April 30, 2014

Why the Cult of Personality is the Wrong Leadership Model for Government:



April 29, 2014

The STATE OF MONTANA, The Office of the Governor (State) is seeking a contractor to provide marketing services for the Montana Main Street Project for the Governor's Office of Economic Development. :



April 29, 2014

Missoula to levy 84 percent more taxes in 2015 than 2005:



April 28, 2014

Groups Oppose Rural Housing and Water-Treatment Development Cuts:



April 26, 2014

Finding your way: Better signage in Butte makes for better tourism:



April 24, 2014

Engen budget proposal increases Missoula taxes 3.92 percent:



April 18, 2014

What Government Can Do to Attract Top IT Talent:



April 18, 2014

Bozeman commissioners talk top priorities:



April 17, 2014

Chief Exec Vincent's speech: Butte-Silver Bow County on 'right track':



April 17, 2014

Montana Tax News You Can Use An e-newsletter for tax preparers and those interested in the state's tax system:



April 10, 2014

Montana Tax News You Can Use - An e-newsletter for tax preparers and those interested in the state's tax system:



April 9, 2014

Charter proposes Montana initiative to block 300 percent tax increase:



April 9, 2014

Analysis: Rural Housing Programs in Decline - City officials irked at Helena's exclusion from rural home loan program:



April 9, 2014

Why Do Cash-Strapped Rural Communities and Governments Have Rich Citizens?:



April 8, 2014

Governor Bullock Applauds Report Showing Improved Transparency in Montana Government:



April 7, 2014

The Mentally Ill, Behind Bars:



April 7, 2014

Missoula's 2010 non-discrimination ordinance likely to serve as blueprint for Billings:



April 6, 2014

Missoula County's adversarial approach with residents must end:



April 3, 2014

10 Key Questions for Launching an Effective Government Program:



April 3, 2014

How Alaska and Wyoming Make People From Elsewhere Pay Their Taxes:



April 2, 2014

Missoula files for eminent domain takeover of water system:



April 1, 2014

Group: Montana Warehouses Mentally Ill Inmates:



March 27, 2014

Montana Gov. Bullock and Lt. Gov. McLean sign petition for Medicaid expansion initiative:



March 24, 2014

Governor's Equal Pay Summit March 31-April 1 in Bozeman:



March 23, 2014

Top 10 states with the lowest taxes:



March 22, 2014

Montana taxes are less than average:



March 20, 2014

Tester, Walsh push bill to protect Montana consumers from online sales taxes:



March 20, 2014

Mayors Rally to Defend Block Grant Funding:



March 18, 2014

Missoula council hears spending, cutting ideas from 'budget games':



March 16, 2014

Critics decry limited access to government:



March 15, 2014

Spring 2014 Wheeler Center Conference On Campaign Finance In The Big Sky And Beyond, 4/11, Helena, Montana:



March 10, 2014

These Sidewalks Are Not Made for Walkin':



March 7, 2014

10 Lessons in More Engaging Citizen Engagement:



March 6, 2014

Montana Tax News You Can Use:



March 2, 2014

Montana Tax News You Can Use:



February 28, 2014

Carlyle Groups' 3 co-founders took home $750 million between them in 2013:



February 28, 2014

How Agenda 21 Trumps Planning - Agenda of Fear:



February 24, 2014

2013 Achieving the American Dream State Ranking Report - How Does Your State Rank :



February 21, 2014

Gazette opinion: New teacher in Montana governor's office:



February 20, 2014

Montana Senator Jon Tester says education, jobs crucial for tribes:



February 16, 2014

MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: Budget games a creative, engaging exercise in city spending:



February 16, 2014

10 tips to make sure Obamacare works for you:



February 14, 2014

10 Budgeting Tips for Long-Term Government Financial Planning:



February 14, 2014

Montana Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean focusing on education:



February 12, 2014

Missoula hosts city budget planning exercise:



February 12, 2014

The Most Unlikely State in America Is On Track to Eradicate Homelessness By 2015:



February 10, 2014

Governor names Anaconda teacher, Regents chair Angela McLean new lieutenant governor:



February 10, 2014

Missoula residents to play 'budget games;' Mayor Engen doubts value:



February 7, 2014

The Politics of Being a City CFO - Missoula residents encouraged to register for city budget game:



February 6, 2014

Senator Max Baucus: "Thank You, Montana":



February 6, 2014

Montana Tax News You Can Use:



February 4, 2014

Montana Department of Labor and Industry launches new website:



February 3, 2014

Baucus' last trip around Montana as state's senior senator ends in Helena:



February 3, 2014

8 New Jobs City Hall Needs Now:



February 2, 2014

Max Baucus reflects back on his long career in politics:



February 2, 2014

Senator Baucus brings whistle stop tour to Missoula:



February 1, 2014

Fed-worker retirement eligibility to skyrocket by 2017:



February 1, 2014

Senator Baucus Continues 'Whistle Stop Tour' with Stops in Great Falls, Missoula, Libby:



January 30, 2014

Montana Tax News You Can Use:



January 28, 2014

Montana Ranked 9th for Overall Financial Condition:



January 28, 2014

Missoula to offer $50 million for Mountain Water:



January 23, 2014

Montana Tax News You Can Use - An e-newsletter for tax preparers and those interested in the state's tax system:



January 21, 2014

Mayor Engen sets vision for Missoula:



January 16, 2014

Study ranks Montana 9th among states for fiscal condition:



January 16, 2014

6 Books Public Employees and Managers Should Read:



January 16, 2014

Governors Decry Federal Inaction:



January 15, 2014

The Missoula City Budget Game, 2/11, Missoula, Montana:



January 14, 2014

Eph & Jeff Show from Crucial Catalyst - Local food laws under the microscope!:



January 10, 2014

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee bemoans corporate incentive competitions:



January 9, 2014

Montana Tax News You Can Use - An e-newsletter for tax preparers and those interested in the state's tax system:



January 2, 2014

Money on the table: Montana Department of Revenue allows Elderly Homeowner/Renter Tax Credit:



December 30, 2013

Why Government Employees Should Assess Their Bosses:



December 30, 2013

Why Government Employees Should Assess Their Bosses:



December 28, 2013

Montana Governor Steve Bullock eyes future goals after first year in office:



December 25, 2013

Srirachagate Gives a Window Into California's Business Climate Problem :



December 19, 2013

Montana opinion: Case for alphabetical seating in the Legislature:



December 19, 2013

Made in Montana Bills:



December 12, 2013

Montana Tax News You Can Use:



December 9, 2013

Non-Expansion States May Pay Billions Anyway Without Any Benefits:



December 6, 2013

Oil Boom continues to strain infrastructure of Eastern Montana communities:



December 4, 2013

Tester, Baucus congratulate Kim Gillan on new post as the new Region VIII Director for the Department of Health and Human Services:



December 4, 2013

Missoula City Council considers 'tree district' to pay for urban forest replacement:



December 3, 2013

You're Secretly Subsidizing A Fast Food CEO's Million-Dollar Salary:



December 3, 2013

Fiscal Responsibility in the Rustbelt: When Management Trumps Politics:



December 2, 2013

Montana Department of Revenue Director, Mike Kadas sets sights on tax simplification:



December 2, 2013

City of Missoula to remove, replace 1,200 high-risk trees:



November 24, 2013

Locked up: Private property rights trump access to significant amounts of public land in Montana :



November 22, 2013

The Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50 :



November 21, 2013

Portland's Testing a Greener Kind of Private-Public-Partnership (P3):



November 18, 2013

Montana landowners providing public access will get 2014 tax breaks:



November 14, 2013

TED Talk - Janette Sadik-Khan: New York's streets? Not so mean any more:



November 14, 2013

Montana Tax News You Can Use:



November 13, 2013

Baltimore's Outcome-Based Budgeting:



November 8, 2013

Ideas for Coping with Brain Drain in the Public Sector:



November 5, 2013

"The State of the State's Health" - A Report on the Health of Montanans 2013:



November 5, 2013

Governor Bullock and Commissioner Bucy Present 2013 Labor Day Report to People of Montana - Bullock: "Montana is in a position of strength":



November 2, 2013

City of Missoula Government - Find Where You Can...:



November 1, 2013

Ideas for Coping with Brain Drain in the Public Sector:



October 31, 2013

Billionaires attempt to remake Montana's pension system:



October 30, 2013

Local Governments' Enduring Reinvention Imperative:



October 23, 2013

Gallatin County sues Georgia-based cable company Bulldog Cable :



October 19, 2013

Montana towns on the edge of Bakken oil boom struggle with costs:



October 12, 2013

Analysis: Do Business-Friendly Tax Climates Yield The Most Jobs?:



October 9, 2013

Ex-Missoula County jail guard alleges unsafe conditions, inmate abuse:



October 8, 2013

Immigrants seek end to 'discriminatory' Montana policy:



September 27, 2013

State surplus for Montana up for 2013 fiscal year:



September 24, 2013

Missoula mayor wants city to buy Mountain Water Co. within 6 months:



September 24, 2013

Health Care Cost Containment Measures Put More Money on Montana Main Streets:



September 22, 2013

MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: Montana delegation nees to stand up for park funding:



September 20, 2013

Commissioner Lindeen is travelling Montana to answer YOUR questions about Obamacare.:



September 19, 2013

Now settled in, Montana Governor Steve Bullock touts Main Street plan:



September 2, 2013

Montana's Governor Steve Bullock eyes collaboration to build policies:



August 28, 2013

Montana Governor Steve Bullock appoints 10 to gender pay panel :



August 25, 2013

15 ways to financial disaster: Great Falls loses $15 million on energy venture:



August 23, 2013

Montana panel offers Baucus tax reform ideas:



August 15, 2013

Senator Tester pushes new plan to save taxpayers billions:



August 12, 2013

The 3 biggest lies about why corporate taxes should be lowered:



August 11, 2013

Landowner uses congressional ties to sway Forest Service in Montana:



August 11, 2013

New Montana website answers health care law questions:



August 7, 2013

How Governments Are Innovating Their Workforces:



August 6, 2013

Kalispell is running out of cash:



August 3, 2013

Friday Funny: The Most Epic City Council in North America :



August 3, 2013

Butte-Silver Bow county wants your comment on its budget:



August 2, 2013

Montana Gov. Bullock: Open to all options on Medicaid expansion:



August 2, 2013

Senator Baucus Calls for Solutions to Improve Mental Health Care:



July 25, 2013

How Flexible Parking Requirements Spur Economic Development: Lessons from Santa Monica:



July 21, 2013

Why it's hard for the government to create green jobs:



July 15, 2013

Senator Baucus Advances Investment in Montana Rural Schools, Jobs:



July 13, 2013

Former Montana Governor Schweitzer Rejects Senate Bid:



July 13, 2013

Cutbacks on 'The Rez':



July 4, 2013

Comparing State Salaries to Private Pay:



June 26, 2013

Watch the Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting June 28-30:



June 21, 2013

Governor Bullock releases plan for a healthier Montana:



June 20, 2013

Oregon Government Workers Could Be on Treadmills Soon:



June 16, 2013

Montana Governor Bullock creates Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force:



May 29, 2013

5 Keys to Permitting Better Places:



May 28, 2013

Several workers file lawsuits against Missoula County health center:



May 25, 2013

Maryland pressing for expanded powers over hospitals:



May 18, 2013

Montana unemployment down to 5.5 percent:



May 18, 2013

Kalispell Gauges Residents' Perception of the City:



May 9, 2013

Senator Baucus Launches Website to Give Working Families, Small Businesses a Voice in Tax Reform Debate:



May 8, 2013

What is "Entrepreneurial Government.":



May 3, 2013

States Look to Reduce Part-Time Lawmakers' Bias:



April 25, 2013

Internet sales tax embraced by no-tax Republicans:



April 24, 2013

Missoula Mayor Engen using "cautious optimism" over Missoula economy for budget:



April 24, 2013

Peers praise Baucus as champion of small business, state of Montana:



April 22, 2013

28-Year-Old Grad Student Proves that Austerity Movement "Experts" Got It Wrong - Austerity Is No Longer the Answer, Says Barroso:



April 19, 2013

Baucus says 'train wreck' comment on Obamacare implementation needs context:



April 18, 2013

We're Rural, Not Stupid - Baucus, Tester split voes on gun background checks:



April 17, 2013

Senator Baucus sees 'huge train wreck' for Obama health reform:



April 11, 2013

Montana Tax News You Can Use:



April 9, 2013

Sen. Max Baucus moves to reshape tax code:



April 3, 2013

Study: Governors who opt out of Medicaid expansion may create new tax bill for employers:



April 1, 2013

Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development Developing Inventory of Potential Industrial Sites:



March 31, 2013

Wyoming named most tax-friendly state - Montana is #8 BEST!:



March 22, 2013

"This is disgraceful." In Montana, an Indian reservation's children feel the impact of sequester's cuts:



March 22, 2013

Innovation Councils Connect Governments with Entrepreneurs :



March 14, 2013

Government in the 21 st Century: The New Face of Meetings and Decision-Making:



March 13, 2013

Winners Annouced for 2013 Mayor's Challenge - Solve It. Share It.:



March 11, 2013

With Brand USA, a campaign to lure back foreign tourists -- and their money:



March 8, 2013

Which Government Services Are Citizens Most, Least Satisfied With?:



March 3, 2013

The Joy Of Being Detained By U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Why Am I Forbidden From Using My iPhone In US Immigration Areas?:



March 2, 2013

States with the highest and lowest tax burdens:



February 24, 2013

Who does the State of Montana pay most? Top salary is $273,000:



February 15, 2013

Simple Tax Error Could Cost You Thousands:



February 14, 2013

Young, Liberal and Open to Big Government in Missoula, Montana:



February 11, 2013

Bullock appoints Billings lawyer to head Board of Investments :



February 8, 2013

Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest draws record participants:



February 7, 2013

Butte-Silver Bow Chief exec touches on issues: Budget matters, Hocking probe:



January 31, 2013

Montana Tax News You Can Use:



January 29, 2013

Missoula City Council Economic Development Subcommittee Meeting, 1/30, Missoula:



January 25, 2013

Governor Steve Bullock's State Of The State Address To Broadcast Statewide 1/30:



January 18, 2013

Montana Tax News You Can Use:



January 17, 2013

Health care open enrollement information now online:



January 16, 2013

Missoula County commissioners name new grants department:



January 11, 2013

Montana Revenue Department report: Tax system fairly balanced, but difficult:



January 11, 2013

Montana Department of Revenue - Montana Tax News You Can Use:



January 8, 2013

Governor Steve Bullock's Website:



January 4, 2013

2013 Winter Newsletter from Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch:



January 4, 2013

College Education Is Expected to Remain a High Priority for States:



January 3, 2013

Montana Department of Revenue MONTANA TAX NEWS YOU CAN USE:



January 1, 2013

Bullock says he'll bring own style to Montana governor's office:



December 28, 2012

John Rogers will lead the Governor's Office of Economic Development and serve as Montana's Chief Business Officer.:



December 27, 2012

How effective is your state branding effort to promote trade and tourism?:



December 21, 2012

Government Unprepared for Boomers' Mass Exodus:



December 21, 2012

Former Missoula Mayor Kadas named Revenue Department director:



December 20, 2012

See ya later Everyone's guessing what's next for Brian Schweitzer. Even Schweitzer. :



December 16, 2012

Leaving his brand: Friends and foes look back on Governor Schweitzer's eventful 8-year term:



December 14, 2012

Missoula's Stone-Manning named state DEQ chief:



December 14, 2012

Montana Department of Revenue MONTANA TAX NEWS YOU CAN USE:



December 11, 2012

Dick Clark Steps Down as Montana CIO :



December 11, 2012

The Next Government Workforce:



December 9, 2012

Montana Department of Revenue to launch online newsletter:



December 2, 2012

Montana Gov. Schweitzer stokes 2016 intrigue:



December 1, 2012

Montana Gov.-elect Bullock announces administration leaders - Pam Bucy, Meg O'Leary, and Mike Batista :



November 25, 2012

Montana's Governor Schweitzer prepares to depart:



November 21, 2012

Montana Revenue Department Analysis Shows Downside of Corporate Tax Reduction Legislation:



November 21, 2012

Reddit users' input requested on domain seizure bill:



November 19, 2012

Why Washington Has It Wrong on Small Business:



November 14, 2012

Maine hotline helps business owners cut through red tape:



October 15, 2012

Montana's Gov. Schweitzer creates buzz his own way :



October 11, 2012

2013 State Business Tax Climate Index - Montana #8:



September 25, 2012

Innovative State Programs in Montana receive Harvard Award - Nancy's Garden and Workers' Compensation Management Program Recognized:



September 25, 2012

Local Governments Seeing Differently with Priority-Based Budgeting:



September 21, 2012

Governor Schweitzer Announces Tuition Freeze for Montana Students:



September 21, 2012

Movie: "Gold Diggers: Investment Fraud In The Treasure State", 9/26, Missoula:



September 14, 2012

Montana state revenue comes in $268 million above estimate:



August 28, 2012

Counties: An Outdated Concept or the Future?:



August 27, 2012

Gubernatorial candidates: how to nourish innovation :



August 26, 2012

Montana employee health clinic opens this week:



August 24, 2012

Senator Baucus Secures $47.8 Million in Critical Funding Resources for Rural Schools, Roads, First Responders:



August 22, 2012

National Governors Association - A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities :



August 21, 2012

Montana's Governor Schweitzer warns of massive property tax shift:



August 11, 2012

Laws Fail to Keep Up With Efforts to Encourage Biking and Walking - Bikers, Walkers Need Cities to Protect Them:



August 11, 2012

Improved Immigration Laws Would Help Foreign Student Entrepreneurs Launch U.S. Companies, Create U.S. Jobs, Says Kauffman Paper:



August 9, 2012

Even in Hard Times, States Find It Difficult To Recruit Talent:



July 31, 2012

Governor: Montana Ends Fiscal Year with another Historic Ending Fund Balance:



July 27, 2012

Montana's Governor Brian Schweitzer - What's Left as Governor - Reflection - The Future - The Ranch:



July 23, 2012

Why We Need Entrepreneurs in Government Agencies:



July 23, 2012

Healthy Montana Kids succeeds quietly:



July 15, 2012

A day in the life of Jag, Montana's First Dog:



July 14, 2012

Senate Republicans Vote Down Small-Business Tax Breaks:



July 7, 2012

NYC mayor Bloomberg launches $9 million innovation challenge for mayors of 1,300 US cities:



June 21, 2012

Mayor Taps Official to Aid Small Businesses:



June 16, 2012

Mining for Influence in Montana:



June 7, 2012

Does your community have an "Office of Innovation and Sustainability"? Why not?:



May 10, 2012

States Smarten Up on Economic Development Incentives:



May 10, 2012

State program helps veterans start businesses:



May 9, 2012

Montana Governor Schweitzer Announces Proposal to Return $12 Million to Oil & Gas Cities and Towns:



May 5, 2012

Senator Baucus Permanently Protects 'The Last Best Place' From Trademark:



April 20, 2012

Results-Only Work Environment Goes Public Sector:



April 18, 2012

South Dakota, Texas Top List of Best State Tax Systems:



April 14, 2012

Schweitzer wants Montana's government to be most efficient in country - "You should be here starting your company and living your dream" before he leaves:



March 22, 2012

Senate passes Tester bill to help small businesses raise capital, create jobs:



March 16, 2012

Governor Schweitzer's speech in Ireland:



March 9, 2012

Montana's Cost-Saving Measure Receives National Recognition:



March 8, 2012

TED and local government:



March 7, 2012

Brian Schweitzer's Closing Act - In his final year, Montana's governor seeks to cement his legacy:



March 6, 2012

A New Way to Finance Water Infrastructure:



February 28, 2012

Montana Governor Schweitzer Interviewed at National Governor's Conference:



February 26, 2012

Montana Governor Schwetizer looks to Missoula low-cost clinic as model for state employee care:



February 26, 2012

Report: Billions in federal small-business contracts go to large firms:



February 23, 2012

Montana Senator Jon Tester saves Missoula mail processing facility. Goal now is to keep as many postal facilities open as possible, Senator says:



February 22, 2012

Power Companies Win U.S. High Court Clash Over Centuries-Old River Rights:



February 18, 2012

How Washington and Big Business colluded to make the super-rich richer and turn their backs on the rest of us.:



February 18, 2012

Montana revenue continues to exceed projections:



February 10, 2012

Montana Governor Schweitzer Announces Employee Health Center being Considered - Better Care, Less Cost:



February 2, 2012

Attracting Skilled IT Workers to Public-Sector Jobs:



January 18, 2012

Missoula city, county split from annual Chamber of Commerce event :



January 14, 2012

Obama to Elevate SBA Chief Karen Mills to Cabinet Position:



January 4, 2012

Montana Supreme Court upholds election spending limits:



December 27, 2011

Montana Governor Builds Surplus 'Running Government Like Ranch':



December 12, 2011

Time to curb dueling Montana legislative revenue guesses:



December 7, 2011

Positive Lessons from and for the States:



December 6, 2011

Analysis Website Ranks Best- and Worst-Run States in U.S. :



December 2, 2011

Montana launching "patient-centered medical home" initiative:



November 28, 2011

Fuse Corps - Entrepreneurs matched with government leaders on grassroots projects:



November 26, 2011

How much government is too much?:



November 14, 2011

"60 Minutes" - Congress: Trading stock on inside information?:



November 10, 2011

5 Government Procurement Practices That Stifle Innovation :



October 27, 2011

Illinois contracts with Zipcar for state employees:



October 12, 2011

Senator Baucus Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Montana's Forest Counties:



September 25, 2011

Cities across Montana brace for huge bills to meet looming water standards:



September 15, 2011

The Montana Way By Brian Schweitzer:



September 7, 2011

Veterans Administration Montana hires surgeon to address backlog of veterans needing orthopedic surgery:



September 5, 2011

America Needs A Business Plan:



August 29, 2011

4 Tips on How Federal, State and Local Government Can Hire Top Talent More Successfully:



August 25, 2011

Idaho Cities Consider Going Self-Insured for Employees:



August 19, 2011

Cutting Costs the Montana Way - By Gov. Brian Schweitzer:



August 19, 2011

A Race in Montana May Again Be Crucial to Senate Control:



August 18, 2011

Inspector General Reports Army Improperly Tested Body Armor Following Congresswoman Louise Slaughter Inquiry Regarding Concerns:



August 9, 2011

Montana's Sen. Max Baucus and Washington's Sen. Patty Murray Appointed to Deficit Reduction Committee:



August 5, 2011

FUBAR: Army Blew Tests on 5 Million Body Armor Plates :



August 5, 2011

Lawmakers Introduce Online Sales Tax Bill:



July 29, 2011

Montana ends fiscal year with $340M :



July 23, 2011

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's Montana get-away:



July 18, 2011

Legislature require rural homeowners to pay fire fee:



July 1, 2011

Wyoming first in federal dollars per capita:



May 9, 2011

Is the state retirement boom finally here?:



May 2, 2011

April DBE Newsletter - Paving the Way For Montana's Disadvantaged Business Enterprises :



April 26, 2011

State auditor: Use competition for state printing jobs to save $5 million-plus yearly:



April 18, 2011

SBE Council's "Business Tax Index" Ranks State Tax Systems:



April 14, 2011

Montana Youth Serve Their Communities with 'Global Youth Service Day' THIS WEEKEND- Friday, Saturday, Sunday- April 15, 16, 17:



April 6, 2011

South Dakota maintains position as lowest taxed in nation:



March 22, 2011

Ravalli County to create business plan:



March 22, 2011

First edition of Montana Municipal Officials Handbook now available:



March 6, 2011

Crafty lobbyists outplay unwary state lawmakers:



March 4, 2011

Public Universities Seek More Autonomy as Financing From States Shrinks:



March 3, 2011

NBC Montana Digging Prompts Senator Tester Bill To Take Back Federal Funds:



February 28, 2011

POLITICO interview: Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer:



February 26, 2011

Montana Governor Schweitzer Interviews in Washington, DC at National Governor's Conference meetings:



February 25, 2011

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer: No Palin this time, but maybe me next time :



February 18, 2011

Montanans in the White House:



February 6, 2011

Montana Governor Schweitzer's Budget Director Disputes State Debt Assessment:



February 4, 2011

Montana Senator's Baucus and Tester Push Defense Secretary for New Treatment For Troops With Brain Injuries:



January 26, 2011

Dealing With Term-Limited Legislators:



January 26, 2011

Senator Baucus reflects on his job and his future:



January 25, 2011

Helena, Montana - "State of the City Speech" - Mayor yields to musical interlude:



January 25, 2011

Mayor Krauss: Bozeman, Montana must create jobs:



January 11, 2011

A house divided: Oregon elects two speakers:



January 7, 2011

The John Hickenlooper Exception:



January 2, 2011

Public Workers Facing Outrage as Budget Crises Grow:



December 26, 2010

Do rural voters want fewer benefits?:



December 23, 2010

Alabama Town's Failed Pension Is a Warning:



December 7, 2010

Going to the mattresses over the bed tax:



December 5, 2010

Mounting State Debts Stoke Fears of a Looming Crisis:



November 21, 2010

Governor proposes merit-based bonuses for state workers:



November 10, 2010

Montana's Governor Schweitzer Discusses Ideas for Better Care, More Savings in Medicaid Program - Chastises Medical Industry:



November 9, 2010

Governor Discusses Ideas for Better Care, More Savings in Medicaid Program:



November 2, 2010

88 Year-old Mayor Serving Her 11th Term In A City With No Debt - The Greatest Anti-Retirement Video of All Time:



October 21, 2010

Like France, will US soon move to boost retirement age? :



October 20, 2010

Flynn's Harp: Officials warn local government model won't be the same in the future:



October 20, 2010

We need better leaders:



October 18, 2010

Reflections on the Montana league of Cities and towns conference:



October 12, 2010

Sen. Baucus' Small Business Jobs Law Delivers Boost To Montana Companies:



October 2, 2010

Farmer Jon: US Senator from Montana spends weekends plowing fields:



October 1, 2010

Montana Department of Transportation - INROADS Newsletter - Paving the Way for Montana’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprises:



September 30, 2010

New website tracks "tweets" from Montana officials:



September 23, 2010

Utah leadership group pays visit to Livingston, Montana:



September 15, 2010

Governor Schweitzer Releases Montana 2010 Tribal Relations Report:



September 8, 2010

Governor Schweitzer announces Montana budget cuts :



July 19, 2010

Montana state employees draw line in the sand over potential for 2 more years of pay freezes:



July 1, 2010

TIME Magazine Recognizes Montana as One of Two States with a Surplus:



June 30, 2010

Western Governors Confront Increased Demand for Water, Energy:



June 29, 2010

Western Governors Adopt Report on Climate Adaptation Priorities:



June 28, 2010

Western governors discuss "race for energy technology" in Whitefish, Montana:



June 28, 2010

Western Governors, Experts say Potential Water Crisis Looms without Smarter Water Planning, Management:



June 27, 2010

Western Zen: Lakers coach Phil Jackson kicks off governors' conference:



June 13, 2010

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer's grandstanding wearing thin:



June 11, 2010

Governor Schweitzer to Host Western Governors’ in Whitefish – June 27-29:



June 4, 2010

Public Invited to Comment on Montana's Proposed State Energy Policy:



May 24, 2010

Western Governors Association Chair Gov. Brian Schweitzer invites you to attend the 2010 WGA Annual Meeting, 6/27-29, Whitefish, Montana - 100 Years of Common Ground :



May 24, 2010

Why Don't Entrepreneurs Run For Office?:



May 21, 2010

Montana an example of fiscal policy -Video: Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Tom Brokaw on "Morning Joe" - :



May 5, 2010

Montana Governor Schweitzer Announces Over $400 Million Cash in the Bank:



April 23, 2010

States shaving costs with reverse auctions:



April 23, 2010

Montana Passes the Piggy Bank and Calls the Landlords for Cost-Saving Ideas:



April 21, 2010

Running Cities Like A Business - Sustainability Planning Lessons from New York and Mayor Bloomberg:



April 20, 2010

Governor Schweitzer Announces Montana Accountability Partnership Final Four Ideas:



April 19, 2010

Federal IT Pros Out-Earn Private Sector Peers:



April 1, 2010

Montana Public Asked to Suggest Criteria for Drawing Legislative Districts:



April 1, 2010

WGA Chair Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer invites you to attend the 2010 WGA Annual Meeting in Whitefish, Montana - 100 Years of Common Ground:



March 25, 2010

Social Security to See Payout Exceed Pay-In This Year - Originally not expected until 2016:



March 13, 2010

Montana communities not happy with state funds freeze:



March 9, 2010

Two-thirds of Montana legislative races still missing one major party - One Week Left to File for Montana Public Office - Candidate Filing Deadline is Monday, March 15:



March 9, 2010

Amazon Fires Its Affiliates in Colorado (Including Me) Because of Colorado HB 10-1193:



March 2, 2010

Secretary of state Linda McCulloch Inverview with GovTech:



February 20, 2010

States Have Not Yet Seen the Worst of Economic Times, Governors at Meeting Say :



February 19, 2010

Montana Public Invited to Comment on Proposed State Budget Cuts:



February 18, 2010

Governments experimenting with "results-only work environments":



February 18, 2010

Montana budget chief proposes $40 million in cuts - Full list available here.:



February 9, 2010

Montana Governor Schweitzer Announces State Accountability and Cost Reduction Partnership Ideas Available Online:



February 6, 2010

Washington among states weighing sale of liquor business:



February 3, 2010

Montana schools say proposed budget cuts will mean higher local property taxes:



February 2, 2010

National Governor's Association - Congressional action critical to retaining vital services in rural counties:



January 30, 2010

State agencies propose $46M cuts to Montana budget:



January 28, 2010

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer airs frustrations with Smurfit-Stone over lack of communication:



January 27, 2010

Governor Schweitzer Announces More than $6 Million in Savings from Cancelled Building Projects:



January 27, 2010

Some houses won't be saved: Ravalli County works on plan for fire season :



January 24, 2010

Kids on the chopping block- the Children’s Health Insurance Program:



January 21, 2010

Montana Governor Schweitzer Announces Another $18 Million in Savings:



January 18, 2010

Montana's Governor Schweitzer does it his own way:



January 16, 2010

Re: Revenue Generating Ideas for Montana - Thirty Thousand Pounds:



January 15, 2010

Newt Gingrich Enlists Montana Gov. Schweitzer’s Help In Good Government Project:



January 13, 2010

Governor Schweitzer Announces Montana Accountability Partnership Contest – Citizens Encouraged to Help Save State Money:



January 13, 2010

Montana Governor Schweitzer's administration cancels almost $48,000 in raises in budget office:



January 13, 2010

'Governing Montana at the Grass Roots: Local Government Structure, Process and Politics" publication released:



January 9, 2010

Montana state lawmakers, business groups reject proposed greenhouse gas limits:



January 8, 2010

The Montana Exception - A Democrat cuts spending. Really - Governor Brian Schweitzer:



January 7, 2010

Montana Governor Schweitzer for Interior Secretary?:



January 6, 2010

Montana Governor Schweitzer asks state executive branch agencies for 5 percent cuts - Governor's Budget office gives raises to 14 people:



January 1, 2010

Google executive running for Vermont governor post:



December 30, 2009

Looking back, looking ahead: Gov. Schweitzer reflects on year:



December 22, 2009

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Announces $4.5 Million in Savings – No Renovations at Receiving Hospital:



November 18, 2009

Montana Governor Schweitzer Announces Cost Reduction Measure – Elimination of Regional Development Officer Program:



October 20, 2009

Business magazine, McKinsey Quarterly, interviews Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on leadership, management and communication style:



October 16, 2009

"Young Leaders: What Attracts Them to Government? What Will Keep Them Here?":



September 29, 2009

Governor Schweitzer Honors Directors with Exceptional Reversions to Montana General Fund - Montana is one of only two states in the nation not facing budget shortfalls in 2010:



September 5, 2009

National Small Business Association Objects to Key Provisions of Patent Reform Act of 2009:



September 5, 2009

Provisions in patent reform legislation that is presently pending in the U.S. House and Senate (H.R. 1260 and S.515) contain provisions that would be hurtful to small innovative businesses that depend on patents and inventions.:



August 29, 2009

Montana Association of Counties August Newsletter:



August 24, 2009

Tech's new love: the governor's seat:



June 28, 2009

Bozeman, Montana to consider investigation of hiring practices:



June 24, 2009

Montana Senator Max Baucus Grabs Pacesetter Role on Health Bill :



June 22, 2009

Should VCs Be Regulated by the Feds?:



June 16, 2009

Updates From The Western Governors’ Association 2009 Annual Meeting:



May 21, 2009

The Montana Interagency Committee for Change by Women (ICCW) announces 11th Annual Excellence in Leadership Award Recipients:



May 16, 2009

Governor Schweitzer releases the Montana Governor’s Report on the Potential for Drought 2009:



May 15, 2009

The Montana Interagency Committee for Change by Women (ICCW) Announces Nominees for Excellence in Leadership Awards:



May 5, 2009

10 Ways to Connect with Citizens:



May 2, 2009

States back push to collect sales tax on online commerce:



March 1, 2009

Comedy, drama and inspiration as Montana's Governor Schweitzer wows Broward Democrats:



February 28, 2009

Montana Governor Brings Message of Hope, Rejuvenation to Kansas:



February 18, 2009

Montana is becoming a model state for assessing its returning combat vets for PTSD and TBI.:



February 13, 2009

National Governors Association Standing Committees to Meet During Winter Meeting:



February 11, 2009

Montana State Auditor Monica Lindeen to Meet with Sen. Baucus and Sen. Tester on Financial Crisis - Securities and Financial Fraud, Scams on the Rise in Montana:



February 11, 2009

Virginia Governor Launches Stimulus Project Web Site to Encourage Citizen Input:



January 31, 2009

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Meets with President Obama and VP Biden on Middle Class Task Force Also Meets with Secretary of Ag and Senator’s Office on Stimulus:



January 27, 2009

Feature video: Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer talks to the editorial board of the Billings Gazette:



January 26, 2009

Advice from Montana climate task force languishes - What’s at stake in the last best place?:



January 22, 2009

Scientists Welcome Obama’s Words - an end to eight years of stark tension between science and government.:



January 20, 2009

Obama's words: Inaugural address:



January 19, 2009

Montana Governor Schweitzer releases Cabinet, staff salaries:



January 16, 2009

Montana Governor and Lt. Gov and Secretary of State Freeze Own Pay - Unions Ratify Negotiated Pay Freeze - University staff want $2-an-hour pay raise:



December 19, 2008

States, cities spar over stimulus money:



December 9, 2008

Handful of Government CIOs Aid Economic Development:



December 9, 2008

Economic Development: CIO Links Businesses and Universities:



December 8, 2008

Free on Friday - Whether it’s to save energy or lure young workers, states and localities are testing the four-day work week.:



December 8, 2008

Does Public Information in Montana Need Better Enforcement?:



December 4, 2008

Missoula County officials agree to $490,000 settlement with abused and mistreated inmate - Disability Rights Montana:



December 3, 2008

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer selected chair of Democratic Governors Association (DGA):



November 13, 2008

Montana's Justice System Reduces Number of Children in State Care:



November 12, 2008

Speakers call for state spending transparency by posting their complete budgets on the Internet:



October 15, 2008

A Slow-Motion Train Wreck - States know how to care for the mentally ill. Why aren't they? :



October 8, 2008

Montana budget surplus approaching $1B:



September 26, 2008

Missouri Hires First Employee from Second Life:



September 26, 2008

Nebraska 'safe haven' law for kids has unintended results:



September 10, 2008

Brian Schweitzer Eyes the Future. Headlines Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry :



July 23, 2008

Walmart helping with Montana energy audits:



May 14, 2008

Montana Sniffs Out Funds of Funds:



May 2, 2008

National Governors Association Speakers' Bureau is Launched:



April 28, 2008

Timber!:



April 17, 2008

Stop the revolving door of lobbyists:



April 13, 2008

Nation's Water Infrastructure Is Crumbling:



April 10, 2008

Western Governors Association to meet in Jackson Hole 6/29- 7/1:



April 7, 2008

Telework Helps Virginia and Arizona Recruit and Retain Employees:



March 16, 2008

Problems continue with Montana's public defender system:



March 4, 2008

Government Can Benefit By Learning From Losers:



March 3, 2008

There's a famous line from one of America's greatest movies, "Cool Hand Luke.":



March 3, 2008

The value of performance auditing in government programs.:



February 28, 2008

Montana climate change survey not ready for public input:



February 26, 2008

Governors target transportation funding:



February 25, 2008

Governors Highlight Role of States in Securing a Clean Energy Future. Montana's Gov. Schweitzer tussles with other governors:



February 17, 2008

Lack of money, not lack of conflict shuts down Montana Consensus Council:



January 17, 2008

Is the partisan party finally over? Former Gov. Angus King is among those seeking a solution.:



January 16, 2008

The state of the Union — crumbling:



January 11, 2008

Montana says, 'Nyet!' to Wyoming:



December 21, 2007

Multiple impediments conspire against innovation in government. It's time to fix the problem.:



December 8, 2007

Many state officials find themselves explaining investments. Montana's SIV investments called into question:



December 3, 2007

New publication will support citizens serving on boards and committees. "Serving on County Boards, Districts, Commissions and Committees in Montana: A Handbook for Members, Local Government Officials and Citizens":



November 30, 2007

Raids on Montana investment pool reach $247M. Run on investment fund leaves Fla. cities cash-poor:



November 18, 2007

Montana's SIV investments called into question:



October 22, 2007

CSI: Montana: DNA evidence stacks up due to paltry pay:



September 23, 2007

State office promotes building power lines in Montana:



September 13, 2007

The National Governors Association (NGA) Officially Launches Chair's Initiative: Securing a Clean Energy Future:



September 13, 2007

Montana pension returns improve, but still short of nearby states:



August 16, 2007

Bipartisanship Aiding Rookie Governors :



August 4, 2007

Governor Schweitzer orders agencies to pony up $75K for intern fo promote math and science initiative:



August 2, 2007

Incoming NGA (The National Governors Association) Chair Unveils New Initiative. "Securing a Clean Energy Future":



July 30, 2007

Most agree with state’s ‘F’:



July 25, 2007

Montan Pension Systems May Try Hedge Funds. As boomers begin to retire, managers need high returns:



July 19, 2007

Governor, what's in your wallet? Montana receives ‘F’ in disclosure:



July 15, 2007

The magic of Denver's Mayor Hickenlooper:



May 31, 2007

Running A Better Public Meeting:



April 18, 2007

Montana takes lead in revolt against Real ID:



April 7, 2007

Polling the Populace:



March 15, 2007

Wyoming hires new information officer - Robert von Wolffradt:



January 2, 2007

The Montana Board of Investments, Helena, hires five managers:



December 24, 2006

Communications Director, Todd Shriber (who became an Internet joke) to Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg Fired After Soliciting Help to Inflate College Marks:



December 11, 2006

Washington state sees results from 'plain talk' initiative:



October 13, 2006

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer faces National Press Club, The Colbert Report:



October 6, 2006

Governor: Communicate Performance:



October 2, 2006

"We Don’t Make Widgets" Overcoming the Myths That Keep Government from Radically Improving:



September 25, 2006

Retiree payouts loom. Burden could overwhelm governments across U.S.:



September 18, 2006

Affiliated Computer of Dallas, TX Gets $29 million, 58-month contract from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services Agency:



September 15, 2006

Some new cities outsource city hall:



September 10, 2006

California Legislation Would Make State CIO a Cabinet-Level Appointment:



April 19, 2006

Bozeman's Mayor Delivers His "State Of The City" Address. Krauss: "Cities Exist For Two Reasons: To Facilitate Commerce And Create Wealth":



April 10, 2006

Blunt-Davis bill would create federal grants database:



April 3, 2006

Montana Association of Counties April 2006 Newsletter:



March 28, 2006

Michigan Bundles Computers and Services For Citizens:



March 15, 2006

Summit proposed to improve Montana government relationships:



February 17, 2006

Montana Investment board reorganizing in wake of losses:



January 25, 2006

Tech Talkin' Governors 2006, Part Two. What does your Governor want to accomplish?:



January 17, 2006

Tech Talkin' Governors 2006, Part One. What does your Governor say about Economic Development?:



December 19, 2005

Building Classrooms for 60,000. Learning management systems give 21st-century answers to worker training and productivity issues.:



December 14, 2005

Visions of $$$ dance in states' heads - Sales tax collection on online purchases could start in 19 states:



December 11, 2005

The Next Retirement Time Bomb:



December 9, 2005

North Dakota CIO To Retire:



December 6, 2005

Missoula’s non-local technology purchases questioned :



November 22, 2005

Governor Announces New Members of Capital Finance Advisory Council:



November 1, 2005

Montana workers compensation fund needs $14 million infusion:



October 26, 2005

Governance in the Digital Age:



October 26, 2005

State of Montana, Blue Cross close to deal on children’s insurance:



October 13, 2005

Michigan Plan to Encourage Collaboration Between Local Governments:



October 9, 2005

Baby boomers augur old age, new needs:



September 16, 2005

68% of classified employees in Montana's state govt. are eligible for retirement in the next 5 years. This is the highest % in the nation. Finding, keeping tech staff will be challenge:



August 31, 2005

States Expanding Push for Internet Taxes:



July 29, 2005

Montana to sell surplus property on Net:



July 4, 2005

Report: State employees' lack of writing skills cost nearly $250M:



July 2, 2005

China takes unique steps to combat Web addiction:



February 22, 2005

Counter-Spin for Open Government - government must almost reinvent the subject of public relations if it is to actually involve and serve citizens broadly in this age of electronic information.:



December 3, 2004

State jobs to be outsourced:



December 1, 2004

3 in Martz Cabinet seek to retain jobs:



September 30, 2004

Legislators’ interests veiled from public, study says:



July 4, 2004

States take lead in clean air quest - Wetlands, wildlife damage prompting independent action:



June 24, 2004

Govt. financing needs to abandon rigid top-down bureaucratic control, "steer rather than row," and delegate major authority to their operating divisions, then focus on results.:



February 5, 2004

Many states question value of part-time legislators:



January 4, 2004

Wyoming Governor, Dave Freudenthal receives good marks for 1st year:



December 29, 2003

HR chief says lack of raises spurs exodus of Idaho state workers:



December 23, 2003

Opinion - Work with elected officials for better state government :



December 20, 2003

Bozeman city manager, Clark Johnson takes chief of staff position with Burns:



September 25, 2003

Utah State Portal Ranks No. 1:



September 14, 2003

Toolkit Offers Innovative IT Approaches For Delivering State Services -Medicaid, education, and homeland security:



August 13, 2003

Gov. Martz will not seek re-election:



August 12, 2003

Montana Department of Revenue Awards Contract to Fast Enterprises, LLC For New Tax System:



July 21, 2003

WA Gov. Gary Locke Announces He Will Not Seek a Third Term:



July 18, 2003

Governors Looking to Turn State Jobs Over to Private Contractors :



July 11, 2003

Big firms listed as small businesses - Error leads feds to overstate contracts for little companies:



July 9, 2003

Utah Launches 24-Hour E-Government Chat Service:



July 4, 2003

GAO Report Highlights Exemplary One-Stop Centers that successfully provide workforce services both to individuals seeking jobs and training and to employers seeking qualified employees. :



June 24, 2003

Montana 48th in tax analysis- We should have ranked in the middle of the pack says Swysgood:



June 4, 2003

Business savvy and understanding of the new tech oriented residents made an impact in Denver Mayorial Race:



May 7, 2003

Vermont Adopts New Technology Outlook to develop a 21st Century Economy:



March 31, 2003

German city wants freedom of Linux:



March 27, 2003

Missouri Lawmaker Creates Virtual Office:



March 27, 2003

Panel OKs $17 Million in bonds for computer system to replace POINTS:



March 24, 2003

Governor Announces Leadership Transition at Department of Revenue -Kurt Alme to leave:



March 24, 2003

Govs Scramble For Soundbites To Decry Budget Crisis-Red Ink Blues:



March 10, 2003

Open Source Bill Introduced in Oregon:



February 27, 2003

Montana Legislators feel the hate from public e-mail:



February 11, 2003

'Face', Dirk Benedict, of the "A-Team" TV show would like to be Gov. of Montana:



February 7, 2003

Labs Unprepared for Chemical Attacks-Most State Facilities Rated at 4 or Below on a Scale of 1 to 10:



February 6, 2003

State quits flawed tax-tracking computer system:



February 4, 2003

The Montana Natural Resource Information System (NRIS) receives record 1.3 million hits in January 03.:



January 6, 2003

Updated Web site offers expanded session information:



December 25, 2002

Foundation head Todd Capser takes Burns job:



December 24, 2002

A Grim Fiscal Forecast for States- Survey Predicts Continuing Crisis and Pressure to Raise Taxes--Legislative analysis raises issues with Martz budget plan:



December 23, 2002

Move to Open Government Electronically:



December 22, 2002

Lawmakers in lights- TVMT to bring Montana Legislature into our living rooms:



December 19, 2002

Committee: Scrap computer system:



December 17, 2002

A few thoughts on outgoing Utah state CIO Phil WIndley :



December 16, 2002

Montana Census and Economic Information Center Web Site Updated:



December 15, 2002

What's the payback from investing in GIS for local government?:



December 11, 2002

After years of heavy lifting, Washington State sales tax is getting weaker :



December 10, 2002

States Vie For Innovation Awards:



December 5, 2002

With or without income tax, most states mired in money woes:



November 21, 2002

Idaho ranked 1st in tax technology in 2002 Digital State Survey:



November 13, 2002

Martz kills phase 2 of tax computer system:



November 12, 2002

Kentucky Gets Connected:



November 1, 2002

Fiscal Headaches Will Force Tough Choices on Governors:



October 10, 2002

Six Idaho agencies honored for IT innovation:



September 8, 2002

Digital Legislatures:



September 8, 2002

Progress by Association in North Dakota:



July 29, 2002

OPINION: Silver Lining in State Fiscal Crisis?:



July 24, 2002

Grants for community-based medical response corps:



July 16, 2002

Montana Legislature Special Session Information:



July 16, 2002

When it comes to building effective Web sites, state governments have a long way to go:



July 15, 2002

Governors lay it on the line: Adapt (new tax policies) or go broke:



July 12, 2002

A Rising Star-GIS is becoming more critical to state and local governments.:



July 1, 2002

California law restricts disclosure of Social Security numbers:



June 26, 2002

Gov. Martz to focus on forest health as Western Governors' Association chairman :



June 21, 2002

How a MT firm gets candidates to do the right thing:



May 2, 2002

Hughes To Provide Broadband To Rural E-Gov :





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