Joslynn Baker, 8, was so excited she said she was “going to explode.”
MISSOULA — A Missoula businessman ran a newspaper ad offering an illegally large campaign contribution to anyone interested in running to unseat four school board members who supported a large raise for the superintendent.
Republican Sandy Welch can use money from her party or any other source to cover the $115,000 cost of an anticipated recount in Montana's schools superintendent race, state officials said Thursday.
HELENA — Political Practices Commissioner Dave Gallik officially resigned Wednesday, in the wake of allegations that he was spending state time on his private law practice — and the search for his successor immediately touched off a partisan dispute.
HELENA -- State Political Practices Commissioner Dave Gallik said Tuesday that he will resign from his job after employees called the police to come to the office earlier in the day.
On the Internet, his Texas job and calls for anti-socialist mind ammo have drawn a bull's-eye on his behind from liberal bloggers, but Heights Republican legislator James Knox is not an endangered species, state officials say.
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Friday appointed former state Rep. Dave Gallik, D-Helena, to be the state's new political practices commissioner after the state Senate refused last month to confirm the governor's previous pick, Jennifer Hensley.