Pat Smith launches his kayak off a rock and through a gate while practicing for the Rock Creek Slalom Kayak Race in Red Lodge Montana on Friday, June 8, 2013.
In the end, the remarkable unanimity of the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission didn’t hold. But the plan that all five members previously approved as a draft was little changed in the final map.
HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday appointed Jennifer Anders, a longtime assistant attorney general, as one of Montana’s two representatives on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday appointed Pat Smith, a Missoula attorney who specializes in Indian and natural resources law, one of Montana’s two representatives on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.
The nearly final plan for redrawing Montana state legislative districts to reflect the 2010 census has already achieved the unexpected: All five members voted for the tentative House plan last summer, and earlier this month they voted unanimously to submit the tentative House and Senate plan…
The most remarkable thing about the tentative Montana redistricting plan is that the bipartisan commission gave it unanimous approval.
HELENA — On its first significant 3-2 vote, the panel drafting new legislative districts for Montana on Tuesday chose its Republican members’ preferred plan for dividing up Missoula and Missoula County.
HELENA — Beginning Monday in a state Capitol meeting room, the five-member panel charged with redrawing Montana’s legislative districts for the next 10 years starts deciding the actual lines. No one is predicting it will be easy.
Legislative districts get redrawn every decade in Montana. On Tuesday night, the proposed map boundaries quickly became battle lines between Republicans and Democrats, despite their similar objectives.
The decennial redrawing of Montana legislative districts must reflect changes in our state population so that all residents can receive equal representation.
BUFFALO, Wyo. — Pat Smith, 78, of Buffalo, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at Johnson County Health Care Center.
While candidates continue filing for 2012 primary elections, upstairs in the Secretary of State Office in Montana's Capitol, a meeting Friday in Room 102 will look ahead to the elections of 2014-2022.
The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission is drafting plans to divide our state into 100 representative districts and pair them in 50 Senate districts for the next 10 years.
The process to redraw Montana’s legislative districts is under way, and there are a number of opportunities for you to get involved. While the new districts will not be in place until the 2014 election, the chance for early public involvement has begun.