Montana Politics & Legislature

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John Oliver is right. State-level elections are what matters on Tuesday

State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for them. It’s as shady as it sounds!

How Political Donors Are Changing Statehouse News Reporting

What’s the proper way to treat new media reporters who have a clear political ideology? What if they are also employees of lobbying organizations funded by some of the biggest political donors in the country?

Local Missoula Democrats to sponsor bill on student debt repayment

"Our economy is sagging under student loan debt, which is preventing graduates from buying cars and homes and just moving out of Mom and Dad’s basement," said Malek. "We need to welcome students into our economy."

Playboy Interview: Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer

"A Democrat in a place like Montana is one who can sit down at a table with a bunch of miners and fit in. He buys a hunting license. Fifty percent of Montana residents buy hunting and fishing licenses, so that means–well, you know what that means."

Corporate initiative – Charter withdrew I-172, but has it set a precedent?

While those economic interests have periodically interfered in the initiative process, Charter’s attempt to enlist voters in a campaign to overturn a Supreme Court decision and reduce its tax burden struck some as an unprecedented abuse.

Across rural-urban divide, Montanans in this together

An individual’s judgment or position on a given issue should always be fair game, but attacks on character have no place in Montana.

Gazette opinion: Initiative 172 won’t lower cable bills – Charter knew its Montana tax liability when it invested here.

We want to see everyone pay the least amount of taxes allowed by law. But when it comes to property tax breaks, Montanans are all in it together.

Initiative 172 – Montana Supreme Court upholds ballot language for Charter to try and lower its tax rate

MEA-MFT President Eric Feaver told Lee Newspapers of Montana that if the initiative qualifies for the ballot, the union will return to court for a judicial review.

5 Ways Tech Entrepreneurship is Impacting Politics

Tech companies are increasingly filling the gap between legislators and citizens by providing tools that allow them to easily connect, often from the comfort of their own homes.

Platform enables business to track local and state legislation, and predict the outcome

FiscalNote helps small businesses to make smarter decisions by gaining greater insight into the workings of national and local politics related to their industry, keeping them informed of changes they might have otherwise missed.