Montana Politics & Legislature

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Bozeman instructs employees to relay talks with elected officials

City of Bozeman employees have been told anytime they talk with elected officials — city, county or state — to let the city manager known that conversation happened.

Nonprofit expands free security services for campaigns as election season heats up

DDC is designed to be a one-stop shop for campaigns to get protections against phishing, websites and mobile app security, multi-factor authentication through security keys, and more.

Montana lawmakers diverge on merits of annual legislative sessions

Any change to the Legislature would require revising the state constitution and would have to go to the voters for approval.

California governor wants to expand preschool and create new early child development department

“We don’t want to go slow here. We just want to do this right. It’s high-quality access to affordable preschool and child care. Let us not make the mistake of getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s do this right and thoughtfully,” Newsom said.

Four issues to track as Montana lawmakers gather for Legislative Week

The event is billed, in part, as an opportunity to explore whether Montana would be better served by annual sessions.

Montana 2020 Census Newsletter

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Latest Census numbers indicate MT may gain congressional seat – 2020 count begins in March

Montana grew by 8,000 people last year, or 0.8 percent.

Native activists working to get Montana reservations fully counted in census

If fully counted, Montana residents could gain a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, census projections show. 

Public Comment Period Opens for Montana Treasure State Endowment Program Emergency Grants

Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments in written form or as a request for opportunity to submit data, views, or arguments in oral form no later than 5:00 pm on January 3, 2020

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

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