2020 Montana Politics

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Most Public Engagement is Worthless

More often than not, it is a mechanism to wrap a veneer of legitimacy around the large policy objectives of influential people.

Montana Candidate for Governor Mike Cooney releases economic plan: clean energy jobs, workforce training, buy Montana – Keep Montana Working!

“We must ensure that Montana businesses have access to a pipeline of skilled workers for high-demand, good paying jobs,” Cooney said. “The renewable energy industry in Montana has so much potential. Montana has the opportunity to be a leader in the transition toward the clean energy economy.”

Time for Montana to adopt automatic voter registration

Whenever someone gets or renews their MT drivers license or MT state ID, they would be automatically registered to vote, unless they choose to opt-out (registration would not be compulsory).

America Is More Than Its Broken National Political Rhetoric – Montana Is A Good Example

During the pandemic, a vehicle breakdown in the middle of Montana becomes a teaching moment on how a good Samaritan is seldom a person of one’s own stamp

Tester Pushes Bill to Expand Wireless Internet Access for Low-Income Families, Seniors

HOTSPOTS Act will help local libraries provide wireless access to families

Montana film tax credit program gets mixed review by panel

“Montana’s film industry is a powerful tool for creating good-paying jobs and supporting small businesses in our communities,” Director Tara Rice said.

What Are ‘Montana Values’?

Every campaign season, we hear a lot about “Montana Values.” Things like liberty, opportunity, and love of public land. Ideas that supposedly define Montanans. But when elections come around, that language seems to do just…

Pacific Northwest Chapter of Montana Ambassadors – A Virtual Brown-Bag Lunch Series – 2020 Montana Gubernatorial Candidates – 8/6 Cooney – 8/12 Gianforte – Both at 1PM MDT

Please join us in two separate Zoom sessions to hear from the candidates about their backgrounds, vision for the state and specific plans to move Montana forward.

Pacific Northwest Chapter of Montana Ambassadors – A Virtual Brown-Bag Lunch Series – 2020 Montana Gubernatorial Candidates – 8/6 Cooney – 8/12 Gianforte – Both at 1PM MDT

Please join us in two separate Zoom sessions to hear from the candidates about their backgrounds, vision for the state and specific plans to move Montana forward.

U. S. House of Representatives Approves Billions for Broadband, AI and STEM Education

Appropriators set aside funds for cybersecurity on the eve of this November’s elections, rural broadband for unconnected and hard-to-reach Americans, STEM education for the country’s youth, and research into quantum computing and artificial intelligence.