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Dark Money

Judge hits 'dark money' group with big penalty

Judge hits 'dark money' group with big penalty

HELENA — A Montana judge is hitting an elusive political group with a $260,000 fine for failing to disclose campaign spending.

November 26, 2013 3:57 pmLoading…
Political practices commissioner widens investigation of 'dark money’ violations

Political practices commissioner widens investigation of 'dark money’ violations

HELENA — Montana’s top political cop Wednesday widened his investigation and enforcement of so-called “dark money” in state politics, filing 10 new or revised complaints against four 2010 legislative candidates and groups he says may have improperly helped their campaign.

November 13, 2013 12:04 pmLoading…

Appeal filed over documents tied to dark money

HELENA — Two political consultants are appealing a judge's ruling over campaign documents tied to a secretive conservative group that turned up at the Montana office of political practices.

October 21, 2013 11:54 amLoading…
LeFer order

LeFer order

Judge Donald Molloy’s order on LeFer attempt to get ATP documents

October 16, 2013 3:09 pmLoading…
Bonogofsky v Kennedy Decision

Bonogofsky v Kennedy Decision

The commissioner of political practice’s decision in the Bonogofsky case.

October 16, 2013 3:07 pmLoading…
Federal judge slams LeFers’ claim to ATP-related documents

Federal judge slams LeFers’ claim to ATP-related documents

HELENA — A federal judge has rejected a Livingston couple’s attempt to claim ownership of documents linked to a “dark money” political group, calling their lawsuit a “fanciful screed replete with distorted accusations.”

October 16, 2013 2:35 pm Related Loading…

Initiative to stem political `dark money’ ready for signatures

HELENA — The petition for a voter initiative to shine a light on political “dark money” in Montana is ready to gather signatures to attempt to place it on the 2014 ballot, supporters said Tuesday.

October 08, 2013 4:39 pmLoading…
New boss to sort 'dark money' in Montana politics

New boss to sort 'dark money' in Montana politics

HELENA — New commissioner of political practices Jonathan Motl said he expects to start issuing decisions soon on a list of complaints dealing with disclosure of money in politics.

June 30, 2013 12:07 pmLoading…
Tester, Udall roll out constitutional amendments to allow campaign-finance regulation

Tester, Udall roll out constitutional amendments to allow campaign-finance regulation

HELENA – Montana’s Sen. Jon Tester on Tuesday proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that says corporations don’t have constitutional rights – an attempt to restrict corporate campaign spending and overturn a landmark 2010 court ruling that expanded such spending.

June 18, 2013 11:22 amLoading…
Ballot measure on dark money

Ballot measure on dark money

State Sen. Llew Jones, R-Conrad, right, speaks at a news conference Monday to launch a campaign for a ballot measure to require disclosure of political “dark money” spent to attack candidates for Montana office. He was joined by several other Republican state lawmakers. Just left of Jones is…

June 03, 2013 12:54 pmLoading…
GOP lawmakers launch initiative to force disclosure of 'dark money' in Montana

GOP lawmakers launch initiative to force disclosure of 'dark money' in Montana

GREAT FALLS — A Republican-led group Monday launched a campaign for a Montana ballot measure that would require disclosure of political “dark money,” which group members said is corrupting the state’s political system.

June 03, 2013 12:50 pmLoading…
Montana House panel kills bill to disclose `dark money’ in campaigns

Montana House panel kills bill to disclose `dark money’ in campaigns

HELENA – A House panel voted Monday to kill the measure intended to shed light on political “dark money” in Montana, by forcing disclosure of individuals and groups that finance political attack ads and other material.

April 15, 2013 5:49 pm Related Loading…

Have You Heard? Settlement reached for MPC, Touch America investors

Investors in the defunct Montana Power Co. of Butte and its strange reincarnation as the telecommunications company Touch America Holdings Inc. will receive 29 cents per share.

April 14, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
Governor's 'dark money' bill hits committee

Governor's 'dark money' bill hits committee

HELENA — Bipartisan foes of the so-called dark money behind many political attack ads ran into some opposition Thursday as they try to shepherd a lengthy reform proposal though the Legislature.

March 14, 2013 11:57 am Related Loading…
Outside money in Senate race may top $30 million

Outside money in Senate race may top $30 million

HELENA — If you’re a Montana voter, on Tuesday you’ll have just finished a perverse sort of media marathon, navigating more than 100,000 TV ad spots and thousands of mailers, newspaper ads, phone calls, polls and canvassers, costing close to $50 million. And that’s for only one race: The U.S…

November 04, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…

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