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Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has drafted two bills proposing to release almost 690,000 acres (279,000 hectares) of wilderness study areas in Montana. One of Gianforte's bills echoes Montana Sen. Steve Daines' bill introduced in the Senate late last year. It proposes to release 449,500 acres (182,000 ...
A Montana judge has dismissed a domestic violence charge against a 35-year-old Bozeman police officer. Nathanael Gaukler was charged with misdemeanor partner family member assault in August after his then-wife told deputies that he had threatened her during an argument. The Bozeman Daily ...

MTN Chief Political Reporter Mike Dennison joined MTN News in August 2015 after a 23-year career as a newspaper reporter covering Montana politics and state government. While some may believe that politics are boring, Mike firmly believes that's not the case if you tell the story with pizzazz and let ...
State Rep. Walt Sales says water is the lifeblood of farms and ranches like his in the booming Gallatin Valley – but that ag operators here have been willing to share the resource, to foster cooperative action when water shortages occur. “Over the last 20 years, we've not seen (the river) go dry, even though ...
As the issue has bubbled in letters to the editor in papers around the state and the opinion chamber that is Montana politics on Twitter, it's raised the ... as they were originally were as a way to hear from people,” said Jeremy Johnson, an associate professor of political science at Carroll College in Helena.
A federal district court judge has ruled that Montana's ban on political robocalls is constitutional, although the lack of enforcement since the ban was approved in 1991 has meant Montanans still receive many of the calls each election cycle. The ruling, issued Friday by U.S. District Court Senior Judge ...

A federal judge has upheld Montana's ban on automated political “robo-calls” – although the 27-year-old ban has seldom, if ever, been enforced. U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell of Helena said the Montana ban is an allowable restriction of free speech because it's “narrowly drawn” and properly allows ...
Even though Wyoming, Montana and Idaho are considered inconsequential flyover states in the electoral map of America, court decisions involving redistricting, especially recent rulings in Pennsylvania, have huge consequences for the U.S. House of Representatives. Not long ago, I had a conversation ...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An immigrant rights group alleged Monday that a Montana judge acted illegally when he asked a deputy to take away from his court a Mexican-born man who was later detained by federal immigration authorities. Miguel Angel Reynaga Hernandez, a 40-year-old construction ...
“We're holding the corporations and the political committees responsible as well.” The latter case, brought against a dozen groups active in the 2010 and 2012 campaigns in Montana, has not been scheduled for trial yet in state District Court in Helena. One of the lead defendants – Montana Citizens for ...
Zinke, a former Republican congressman from Montana, already has imposed major changes at the 70,000-employee Interior Department. He has rolled back regulations considered burdensome to the oil and gas industry and reassigned dozens of senior officials who were holdovers from President ...
(AP) — Southern Nevada rancher and state's rights activist Cliven Bundy is bringing his brand of politics to a gathering of like-minded conservative libertarians in northern Nevada. Bundy, 71, was set to ... It's currently the third largest political party in Nevada, making up about 4.5 percent of the active voters.
MTN Chief Political Reporter Mike Dennison joined MTN News in August 2015 after a 23-year career as a newspaper reporter covering Montana politics and state government. While some may believe that politics are boring, Mike firmly believes that's not the case if you tell the story with pizzazz and let ...
Directed by Kimberly Reed, the film traces the long history of corporate influence over Montana politics – beginning with the Anaconda Co.'s domination of ... Montana voters rebelled, adopting the 1912 Corrupt Practices Act that prohibited corporations from contributing to political campaigns. And that was ...
Montana is considered a purple state by political wonks tracking the way voters lean. Not only ago, it was estimated that an upcoming U.S. Senate race here between incumbent Jon Tester, a Democrat, and a yet-unnamed Republican challenger, could cost upwards of $70 million, setting a new record.
Though the Commissioner of Political Practices has no jurisdiction over federal races, it's only logical to let this office deal with any illegal robocalls related to the candidates it oversees. But the 2015 Montana Legislature failed to approve a bill that would have allowed the commissioner to prosecute callers ...
As the issue has bubbled in letters to the editor in papers around the state and the opinion chamber that is Montana politics on Twitter, it's raised the ... as they were originally were as a way to hear from people,” said Jeremy Johnson, an associate professor of political science at Carroll College in Helena.

HELENA - Secretary of State Corey Stapleton, who caused a political stir last year when he highlighted 363 mail ballots not counted because of improper ... Last year, after a May 25 special election that chose Montana's U.S. House member, Stapleton noted that 363 absentee ballots had not been counted ...
And usually gun control is not an issue in recent Montana political campaigns as candidates both Republican and Democrat brag about their support of the Second Amendment. And in .... CJ: Yeah and it's a sad reality of American politics that you have to raise money to be a formidable candidate. Murray ...
A federal judge has upheld Montana's ban on automated political “robo-calls” – although the 27-year-old ban has seldom, if ever, been enforced. U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell of Helena said the Montana ban is an allowable restriction of free speech because it's “narrowly drawn” and properly allows ...
Sally Mauk: Welcome to "Campaign Beat" our weekly political analysis program. I'm Sally Mauk and I'm joined by University of Montana Political Science Professor Rob Saldin and veteran Capitol Reporter Chuck Johnson. And Chuck, a super PAC called the Senate Leadership Fund with ties to Senate ...
MTN Chief Political Reporter Mike Dennison joined MTN News in August 2015 after a 23-year career as a newspaper reporter covering Montana politics and state government. While some may believe that politics are boring, Mike firmly believes that's not the case if you tell the story with pizzazz and let ...
Reynolds finished his high-school football career at Drummond in 2005 with three straight undefeated state championships and Montana's all-time rushing record under his belt. As a Grizzly, he rushed for 1,500 yards as a junior and senior, breaking UM's single-season touchdown record with 22 in 2008, ...
(CNN) - Republicans and Democrats will sit down with President Donald Trump in a bipartisan meeting Tuesday aimed at moving closer to protecting hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation, but a long-entrenched partisan divide over immigration policy and a looming budget deadline are ...
... takes note of Internet politics, but for the 25-and-younger crowd that's known only a dot-com world, any suggestion of government action adversely affecting it is ... There's isn't a lawsuit to consider just yet, however, and the Montana AG is already questioning whether the FCC erred in a way that could be ...
But assuming he runs and wins in November, Romney would be in Washington for the duration of the Trump administration, a formidable politician with his own political base and no qualms about directly challenging the President's moral leadership, temperament and fitness to represent America around ...
MTN Chief Political Reporter Mike Dennison joined MTN News in August 2015 after a 23-year career as a newspaper reporter covering Montana politics and state government. While some may believe that politics are boring, Mike firmly believes that's not the case if you tell the story with pizzazz and let ...
Papadopoulos, then a foreign policy adviser to Trump's campaign, was drinking at an upscale London bar when he told Australia's top diplomat in Britain, Alexander Downer, that Russia had political information on Clinton, according to the report. A few weeks before their meeting, Papadopoulos was told ...
In a neutral political environment, the math suggests this seat would be an easy pickup for the GOP: Trump won North Dakota by an eye-popping 36 points in ... But this year's crop of Democratic incumbents features several candidates -- Heitkamp, Manchin and Montana's Jon Tester stand out -- with strong ...
MTN Chief Political Reporter Mike Dennison joined MTN News in August 2015 after a 23-year career as a newspaper reporter covering Montana politics and state government. While some may believe that politics are boring, Mike firmly believes that's not the case if you tell the story with pizzazz and let ...
Speaking on Sunday in the southern city of Chennai, the 67-year-old star dubbed Thalaivar (The Leader) told fans, "I am entering politics and we will contest all seats in the next assembly elections." He added he would form his own political party. Several of his colleagues from the Indian film industry took ...
HELENA-In less than two weeks, Montana candidates will start filing for office in a political landscape that's bound to shift as 2018 unfolds – and a key player may be someone's who not on the ballot. That someone is President Donald Trump, who Montana by 20 points in the 2016 election, but whose ...
MTN Chief Political Reporter Mike Dennison joined MTN News in August 2015 after a 23-year career as a newspaper reporter covering Montana politics and state government. While some may believe that politics are boring, Mike firmly believes that's not the case if you tell the story with pizzazz and let ...
Biggest stories of 2017: Women's March was one of Montana's largest political gatherings ... Buy Now. Participants in the Women's March on Montana fill the steps of the Capitol on Jan. 21, 2017. ... An estimated 10,000 Montanans gathered on the Capitol lawn in January for the Montana Women's March.
“Tschida further coarsened our political discourse with entirely speculative claims regarding the governor and O'Leary and their unsubstantiated use of state-owned aircraft to facilitate 'a personal relationship.' Montana's elected officials may take cold comfort in the notion that even a false statement may be ...
Carroll College associate professor of political science Jeremy Johnson said it's hard to say what the Bannon endorsement means for Rosendale in light of ... “Matt Rosendale is backed by a toxic supporter with no way of backing out now, beholden not to Montana's values, but to Steve Bannon's,” said Chris ...
Jake Eaton of Billings, a former executive director of the Montana Republican Party, filed the complaint in July. He also suggested that the party and Sandefur's campaign coordinated expenditures because both had the same deputy treasurer. The opinion found the deputy treasurer had only accounting ...
We're talking about those unsolicited phone calls that always seem to arrive at dinnertime. The call interrupts our lives and there's not even a human being on the line, just a recording. Montana outlawed most robocalls back in 1991. But last year a Michigan political consulting company challenged that law, ...
A federal district court judge has ruled that Montana's ban on political robocalls is constitutional, although the lack of enforcement since the ban was approved in 1991 has meant Montanans still receive many of the calls each election cycle. The ruling, issued Friday by U.S. District Court Senior Judge ...
I'm Sally Mauk and I'm joined by University of Montana political science professor Rob Saldin and veteran Capitol reporter Chuck Johnson. And guys welcome back to ... He's basically alleging that they targeted him because of his politics, and we don't really have any evidence of that. SM: So we have Troy ...
NorthWestern Energy is asking a district judge to undo a state decision lumping the utility in with renewable energy developers when it comes to power contracts. At issue is a Public Service Commission decision to shorten contract lengths for all power purchase agreements involving regulated utilities.
(AP) — Montana does not have issues of coordinated voter fraud, but Secretary of State Corey Stapleton argues there were cases of “voter misconduct” ... “The jurisdiction for an election fraud is likely under the Commissioner of Political Practices based on our statues and not under the Secretary of State's ...
“The jurisdiction for an election fraud is likely under the Commissioner of Political Practices based on our statues and not under the Secretary of State's Office,” said Mangan, who attended the meeting. He added that some of his long-term staff members could not recall taking up the issue of election fraud ...
HELENA – Montana does not have issues of coordinated voter fraud, but Secretary of State Corey Stapleton argues there were cases of “voter ... potential voter fraud was referred to the Lewis and Clark County attorney for consideration of prosecution, said Jeff Mangan, Commissioner of Political Practices.
MTN Chief Political Reporter Mike Dennison joined MTN News in August 2015 after a 23-year career as a newspaper reporter covering Montana politics and state government. While some may believe that politics are boring, Mike firmly believes that's not the case if you tell the story with pizzazz and let ...
When all political power is with one side of the belief spectrum, articles of faith within that belief system soon become “facts” that drive decisions –- often ... who lives in historic Uptown Butte, recently retired after 47 years at the top level of Montana economic development, government, politics and education.
The 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree is lit on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. The Capitol Christmas Tree has been a tradition since 1964, and this year's tree was chosen from Kootenai National Forest in Montana. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Andrew Harnik. 79-foot ...
Baucus, a Montana Democrat, and Simpson, a Wyoming Republican, called for more respect and understanding during the Monday event hosted by Montana State University Billings and ... The senators also called out political correctness, describing it as contributing factor to the current shape of politics.
The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief to stop what it calls deceptive marketing practices by Purdue and damages for the public health epidemic it says the company has created, as well as for what the state has paid for opioid treatment through the Montana Medicaid program and the Montana Healthcare plan, ...
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