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Gazette opinion: Changing the culture of money in politics

Congress has returned to Washington after five weeks of vacation to squander their few fall “work” days with political posturing and a “must-pass” bill that will fund the U.S. government only through mid-December.

September 11, 2014 7:00 amLoading…
Baucus stops in Two Dot for 1 last shot

Baucus stops in Two Dot for 1 last shot

TWO DOT — Well, this is it.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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…
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…
Bullock vetoes several Republican tax measures, bill allowing guns on campus

Bullock vetoes several Republican tax measures, bill allowing guns on campus

HELENA — Unlike former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Gov. Steve Bullock didn’t have a ceremony in front of the Capitol to symbolically veto bills with specially made branding irons.

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Reactions mixed to work of 2013 Legislature

Reactions mixed to work of 2013 Legislature

HELENA — After the gavels came down Wednesday on the 2013 Legislature, Gov. Steve Bullock and legislative leaders had widely different assessments about what was accomplished — and what wasn’t — in the session.

April 24, 2013 8:19 pm Photos

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Montana Legislature comes to a close despite delay

Montana Legislature comes to a close despite delay

HELENA — Montana’s 2013 Legislature came to its expected close Wednesday, but not before a conservative core of Senate Republicans staged a brief revolt that delayed the final gavel for three hours.

April 24, 2013 10:39 am Photos

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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.

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Guest opinion: SB375 must be fixed to prevent election corruption

We agree that elections should be about candidates, ideas, and voters. And we agree that the amount and sources of money funding elections should be visible to all, not hidden or “dark” without disclosure or identification. Many 2012 Montana elections were rife with that dark money use and m…

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Senate turns down Williams for regents

Senate turns down Williams for regents

HELENA — On a mostly party-line vote of 26-23, the Montana Senate on Thursday refused to confirm former U.S. Rep. Pat Williams as a member of the state Board of Regents.

April 04, 2013 7:35 pmLoading…
Senate GOP split surfaces again in caucus

Senate GOP split surfaces again in caucus

HELENA — In a tense Senate Republican caucus Monday, a conservative leader asked senators to publicly show whether they would be standing with him or against him on an motion to blast a Democrat’s Medicaid expansion bill onto the floor.

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Bill to overhaul campaign finance law passes

HELENA — The Senate, in a vote Monday that exposed the split among Republicans, endorsed an overhaul of Montana’s campaign finance law to require anonymous “dark money” political groups to disclose their donors.

March 25, 2013 9:50 pmLoading…
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.

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Appropriations Committee votes top week's hearings agenda

Appropriations Committee votes top week's hearings agenda

HELENA — Some key executive action is coming in committees this week and figures to top the legislative agenda.

March 09, 2013 11:00 pm Related Loading…
Revenue, Legislature working on reappraisal measure, which won't come cheap

Revenue, Legislature working on reappraisal measure, which won't come cheap

HELENA — State Revenue Director Mike Kadas said Wednesday that his agency is working with lawmakers on a bill that would require the state to reappraise property, for tax purposes, every two years instead of every six.

March 06, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…
Montana Senate Republicans overwhelmingly support 2 bison bills

Montana Senate Republicans overwhelmingly support 2 bison bills

HELENA — The state Senate on Tuesday advanced a pair of bills to limit reintroduction of wild bison on the Montana plains or protect landowners against possible damage from relocated wild bison.

February 26, 2013 1:45 pm Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Montana should shed light on dark money

Montanans are tired of dirty politics, nasty mudslinging campaigns and personal attacks. I believe they’re even more disgusted with the fact that many of these tactics are hidden inside dark money organizations that are unaccountable to the voting public.

February 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Bipartisan bill would shine light on dark money

Serving a decade in the Montana Legislature, Sen. Jim Peterson, R-Buffalo, has heard a lot from constituents, but never had people he didn't know stopping him on the street to thank him. Until now.

February 24, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Bullock, GOP senator roll out bill to stamp out campaign 'dark money'

Bullock, GOP senator roll out bill to stamp out campaign 'dark money'

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, and a Republican state senator joined forces Thursday behind a bill they said will force backers of anonymous political attacks in Montana to disclose their donors.

February 14, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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