2019 Montana Legislature and Politics

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U.S. Census Bureau Rolls Out Innovation Tools for 2020 Count

To supplement all of this, there is also a new website — www.creativesforthecount.org — which is a content repository where people can share successful Census outreach strategies and advice with each other.

Montana 2020 Census Newsletter – Census Story of the Week

Now is the perfect time to include Census content into pre-existing communication and events. Do you have a holiday newsletter you send out, a giving tree, a festival, parade, food drive, or holiday party?

Montana Governor’s climate change panel has first meeting

Bullock said 65% of Montanans believe climate change is happening, yet when asked how the state should respond the answers are “all over the map.”

A tiny Montana town’s long struggle to rid itself of toxic waste reaches the Supreme Court

These days, Opportunity is defined by its struggle to force powerful corporate and government interests to clean up the dangerous waste left behind.

Montana’s teacher shortage starting to affect bigger districts

“A city of our size, we couldn’t fill two positions? I’ve not seen this before,” said Billings superintendent Greg Upham, a longtime Montana educator.

How We Can Put Civility Back into Civic Engagement

Katherina Rosqueta and Conor Carroll from Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Harris Sokoloff from Penn’s Graduate School of Education discuss a new guide to strengthening democracy.

Commentary: How to Understand Rural/Urban Differences, Both Real and Imagined

An informal work-place “study” shows us some of the ways rural and urban residents talk about their values differently.

Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton acknowledges new voter registration system won’t be ready for 2020

County clerks have been vocal in their opposition to spending the federal grant money on the voter registration system instead of voting machines, citing long lines in the 2018 elections.

Montana Governor Bullock Wins Dark Money Lawsuit Against the IRS

Federal judge invalidates IRS rule that allowed dark money groups to hide their donors

Montana’s New Film Tax Incentive Now Taking Applications 

Film is a powerful tool for promoting Montana. Filming movies, TV shows and commercials in Montana elevates the awareness about our state and pumps outside dollars into our stores, hotels, and to 600 or more…