HELENA — The 2013 Legislature unconstitutionally broke a contact with retired educators when it reduced their annual cost-of-living increases for their pensions, attorneys for the MEA-MFT union and some current and retired education employees said in court Wednesday.
HELENA—The state political practices commissioner is investigating a complaint alleging that Gov. Steve Bullock’s 2012 campaign illegally coordinated activities with third-party groups that made independent expenditures supporting him through the same consulting firm.
Members of the Montana Board of Investments awarded raises to some of the panel's top personnel on Wednesday over the objections of its former chairman, who cited underperforming investments and rising costs in his unsuccessful bid to stop the proposal.
From left, Cory Swanson, attorney for the Rick Hill campaign; Brock Lowrance, Hill campaign manager; and Steve Bullock attorney Jonathan McDonald listen as Karl Englund, an attorney for the Bullock campaign, addresses Judge Kathy Seeley on campaign finance issues Monday.
From left, Jonathan McDonald and Karl Englund, both attorneys for the Steve Bullock campaign, go over material Monday while Hill campaign attorney Cory Swanson addresses Judge Kathy Seeley.
Cory Swanson, attorney for the Rick Hill campaign, objects to the direction Karl Englund, attorney for the Bullock campaign, is headed Monday because he had asked Judge Kathy Seeley to dismiss the case. Seeley denied the motion to dismiss, and Englund continued his statements.
HELENA -- The Montana Republican Party took to the airwaves Tuesday to accuse Steve Bullock, the likely Democratic nominee for governor, of not fighting for Montanans against the 2010 federal health care reform law.
HELENA — The state Board of Personnel Appeals decided Thursday it needs more information before ruling on an appeal by public sector unions of a hearing officer's rejection of their unfair labor practices complaint over the Legislature's rejection of a pay raise.
HELENA — State Budget Director David Ewer, a 25-year veteran of state government, has been tapped as new executive director of the state Board of Investments, in charge of managing Montana’s $13 billion investment portfolio.