HELENA- A prominent critic of campaign-finance limits has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Montana’s campaign contribution limits, arguing they are an unconstitutional limit on free speech.
HELENA – In Montana’s U.S. Senate race, health care will be a key issue – and the latest broadcast ad from Democratic incumbent Jon Tester takes some hard shots at Republican Matt Rosendale, accusing him of “making health care less affordable.”
HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court Wednesday unanimously rejected a request to change the ballot wording on an initiative that would increase state tobacco taxes and extend Montana’s expanded Medicaid coverage for poor people.
HELENA – The state Board of Investments, which manages $18 billion in state assets, has offered its top administrative job to Gov. Steve Bullock’s budget director, Dan Villa.
HELENA – In an attempt to get its candidates back on the Montana ballot this fall, the Montana Green Party has sued the state in federal court, seeking to void part of Montana’s requirements for political parties to qualify for the ballot.
HELENA – U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Monday he’s signing onto a Democrat’s bill to permanently authorize and fully fund the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.
HELENA – “Dark Money,” the award-winning documentary film focusing on Montana’s battle over disclosure of campaign funds, hits local theaters this weekend.
HELENA – A Democrat hasn’t won Montana’s lone U.S. House seat for 24 years, but political prognosticators are saying in this unusual year, Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams could make things interesting.
HELENA – The Montana Television Network and Yellowstone Public Radio will co-sponsor live, televised debates this fall for the candidates running for Montana’s contested U.S. Senate and House seats.
HELENA – Patients, health-care providers and others told a legislative panel Monday that state funding for many community-based services for the poor and disabled not only needs restoring, but perhaps some revisions and increases as well.
HELENA – As expected, outside political groups are spending big money on Montana’s U.S. Senate race to help their chosen candidate, surpassing $10 million this month for the year.