HELENA — A Montana judge is hitting an elusive political group with a $260,000 fine for failing to disclose campaign spending.
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.
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.
Judge Donald Molloy’s order on LeFer attempt to get ATP documents
The commissioner of political practice’s decision in the Bonogofsky case.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…