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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…

Governors Announce Initiative to Address Aging Infrastructure

“Bullock capped his yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association Thursday by releasing “A Governor’s Action Guide to Achieving Good Jobs for All Americans.”

Montana highlighted on MSNBC’s ‘American Swamp’ starting Sunday 7/28

Montana is one of the few states to implement its own campaign finance restrictions. Jacob met with a few state senators to discuss Montana’s unusual approach to big money.

Montanans see opportunity in Cuba trade

Cuba is an island of potential, a place where Montana goods would be welcome.

Secretary of State Corey Stapleton plans to implement new election software in 2020. Election officials worry that’s too fast.

“We believe the current project development timeline is simply too aggressive and stands to put the election process in Montana at risk.”

Gazette opinion: Who spent how much to lobby 2019 Montana Legislature?

People and organizations that wanted to influence the 2019 Montana Legislature spent at least $6.5 million on those efforts during and after the session, according Montana Public Radio.

New Tax Incentive Will Help to Tell Montana Stories in Montana

Montana is already the ultimate location for filming movies, TV shows and commercials.

Festival organizers react to passage of Montana film incentive bill

Hosting a major production can have a significant economic impact on a community.


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