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Montana’s 2020 election – The Montana Free Press guide

We’ll update and expand this guide over the coming months as we interview candidates, track campaign spending, and watch aspirants make their case for how they plan to serve the state.

Montana Legislature to Consider Meeting Annually

Members of the state Legislature will gather in Helena this January for what will be in part a sort of mini-test for what an annual legislative session would be like.

How Rural Areas Can Avoid Being Undercounted in the Census

To ensure an accurate count, rural leaders should consider the following steps:

Montana Free Press Episode 41 — Montana Dark Money director Kimberly Reed

“I felt like Montana was the canary in the coal mine when it came to some of these tactics that were being used. But you know what? The canary lived.”

Montana’s 2020 election – A citizens’ guide

This guide is our attempt to help, particularly with the down-ballot races that don’t necessarily receive wall-to-wall coverage.

Lewis and Clark County, Montana preparing for 2020 U.S. Census

The Committee’s purpose is to make sure everyone knows about the 2020 U.S. Census and the importance of taking part in the event.

State ethics chief recommends bringing Montana’s lobbying code ‘into the 21st century’

“You will find the word ‘telegraph’ in the current code as far as what lobbyists should be reporting — telephone and telegraph expenses. You won’t find the word ‘internet’ in there,” Mangan said.

A New Angle Podcast – Montana’s Carol and Whitney Williams

Whitney founded Williamsworks, an organization that guides some of the world’s most influential and important philanthropic endeavors.

Montana hospital prices among highest in national study

A state lawmaker who’s tried unsuccessfully to pass bills regulating hospitals and hospital prices in Montana told MTN News he’s not surprised by the study results.

States Can Foster Job Growth if Lifelong Learning is at Play

I was with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock when he released the newest National Governors Association report, “Governor’s Action Guide to Achieving Good Jobs for All Americans,” at the opening session of NGA’s summer meeting.

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