2018 Montana Politics

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Gianforte, Williams face off on health care, public accountability in hometown debate

Wilderness Study Areas, Health Care, Trump Tax Cut etc. discussions by both candidates.

Industry groups spending millions fighting Montana tobacco and mining measures

Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris USA, has funneled more than $12 million to a committee organized to oppose the measure

Watch the full Montana U.S. House debate

MTN News and Yellowstone Public Radio hosted a debate between the three candidates who are vying for Montana’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives..

Montana U.S. Senate Debate

Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) debated his Republican challenger, Matt Rosendale, at the Montana PBS Missoula Studio.

Yes or No on I-186: 20 years after cyanide ban, will voters approve another measure strengthening mining regulations?

Similar laws have been passed in three states: Maine, Michigan and New Mexico.

Gov Bullock Warns Of Montana Budget Problems If Tobacco Tax Initiative Fails

"If I-185 fails to pass the ballot initiative we’re going to be in for a tough (2019 legislative) session," Bullock said. "If you thought cuts from last special session were difficult I think you should brace, unfortunately, for even more."

Tobacco-supported group opposing I-185 raises $7.7 million, outspending others by far

With less than two months until the November election, the group opposing a ballot initiative that would increase the tax on tobacco products to pay for Medicaid expansion dramatically revved up its campaign contributions and spending.

Montana’s political watchdog finds Big Tobacco in violation of state campaign laws

Jeffrey Mangan, the state Commissioner of Political Practices, found the parent company of Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds Tobacco violated state laws as part of their $9 million campaign against I-185, a state ballot initiative opposed by Big Tobacco.

Montana State University and the Montana Television Network partner to conduct state-wide poll in September

"We wanted to do a poll by Montanans, for Montanans," said MTN President Jon Saunders. "We see this as an important public service to the state and are looking forward to sharing the results with the citizens of Montanan."

Public lands are Montana’s latest wedge issue. What’s behind the rhetoric, and how is it shaping the debate?

The prospect of widespread WSA releases in Montana is the latest issue driving the public lands debate in the state.