Digital tools from email to Facebook and electronic mapping to license plate readers have radically changed the way the states conduct public business, creating new challenges for transparency in government. The Montana Constitution includes one of the nation’s strongest guarantees of the public right to know, and the related public records law was updated in 2015. But a Lee Newspapers review, based upon dozens of interviews and information requests, shows that the state is inconsistent in preserving digital records for public inspection and releasing them upon request. Not only could the members of the public be losing valuable insights into how their government is run, but it could open up the state to costly litigation for failing to follow the law.