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For 1st time since 1972, no citizen initiatives qualify for 2014 ballot

For 1st time since 1972, no citizen initiatives qualify for 2014 ballot

HELENA — Secretary of State Linda McCulloch said Monday that no citizen initiatives obtained enough voter signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

July 21, 2014 12:48 pmLoading…

Wyoming secretary of state candidates questioned for failure to vote

CASPER, Wyo. — The crowded race for Wyoming secretary of state assumed a more aggressive tone Tuesday after candidates accused Ed Murray, a Cheyenne Republican, and Ed Buchanan, a Torrington Republican, of failing to vote in the 2012 GOP primary election.

July 09, 2014 8:30 amLoading…
Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen confirmed Wednesday that’s she exploring whether to run for Montana secretary of state in 2016 — but said she’s a long way from deciding.

June 26, 2014 5:47 pmLoading…

Still time to register to vote in Tuesday primary

HELENA — Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in most Montana counties.

June 01, 2014 1:00 amLoading…

Candidate pulls out of Wyoming secretary of state race

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State Rep. Dan Zwonitzer has withdrawn from the Wyoming secretary of state's race.

May 01, 2014 9:06 amLoading…

Attorney general reviewing language of ballot measure proposed by Charter

HELENA — Charter Communications is proposing a state ballot measure to reclassify cable television companies’ property in Montana for tax purposes and block a tax increase of more than 300 percent.

April 08, 2014 6:43 pmLoading…

Another candidate enters race for Wyoming secretary of state

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The race to succeed Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is becoming even more crowded.

April 07, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…
Dan Zwonitzer announces bid for Wyoming secretary of state

Dan Zwonitzer announces bid for Wyoming secretary of state

CASPER, Wyo. — Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne, is running for Wyoming secretary of state, the state’s No. 2 elected office.

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Land Board approves Signal Peak coal mine expansion

Land Board approves Signal Peak coal mine expansion

The Montana Land Board unanimously approved the 7,160-acre expansion of Signal Peak's coal mine on Tuesday, a move adding nine years to the mine's life.

March 18, 2014 5:10 pmLoading…
Candidates lining up to file for office

Candidates lining up to file for office

HELENA — The 2014 campaign season got underway Thursday with the Montana Secretary of State's Office opening its doors to candidates to file for open seats in the U.S. House and Senate, along with a slate of legislative positions.

January 09, 2014 10:00 am

Former Wyoming Sec. of State gets Cheyenne funeral

CHEYENNE — One speaker at former Wyoming Secretary of State Thyra Thomson's funeral in Cheyenne said she personified both chutzpah and pizazz.

June 21, 2013 6:08 pmLoading…
Regulator may drop executive pay disclosure rule

Regulator may drop executive pay disclosure rule

HELENA — The Montana Public Service Commission is considering repealing a requirement that the regulatory agency disclose how much utilities pay their top three executives, an unpopular rule among companies that say it violates their employees' privacy rights.

March 05, 2013 11:57 amLoading…
To vote absentee, re-register now

To vote absentee, re-register now

For the last primary election, several thousand Yellowstone County voters who expected absentee ballots in the mail received nothing. The omission wasn’t by mistake.

February 05, 2013 9:00 pmLoading…

David Ignatius: Kerry would be good, safe choice for State

WASHINGTON — What kind of secretary of state would Sen. John Kerry make? That's the question of the moment after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's surprise decision Thursday to withdraw her name from consideration, making Kerry the likely nominee.

December 16, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

David Ignatius: On Rice, a close call for Obama

WASHINGTON — The Republican assault on Susan Rice is a fabricated scandal, attacking her for repeating CIA talking points, almost verbatim, to explain the Benghazi attacks. The U.N. ambassador's version, even with its omissions, may turn out to be closer to the truth than some of the inflamm…

December 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Election Day? Been there, done that say early voters

Election Day? Been there, done that say early voters

While close counts in the presidential race are expected to produce late-night nail-biters in swing states, Montana’s close race is expected to be for the U.S. Senate between incumbent Democrat Jon Tester and Republican challenger and U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg.

November 06, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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McCulloch, Johnson set to square off again for secretary of state

McCulloch, Johnson set to square off again for secretary of state

HELENA — It’s a rematch — and not a particularly friendly one — for secretary of state this year between Democratic incumbent Linda McCulloch and Brad Johnson, the Republican she ousted from the job in 2008.

October 02, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: McCulloch makes elections work better for voters

Gazette opinion: McCulloch makes elections work better for voters

The majority of Yellowstone County voters and thousands of their neighbors across Montana have changed the way they vote over the past four years.

September 28, 2012 12:10 amLoading…
Guest opinion: I will fight to require voters to show government ID at polls

Guest opinion: I will fight to require voters to show government ID at polls

In my first legislative session as secretary of state, I was successful in securing passage of legislation that outlaws electronic voting machines and requires that paper ballots be used in all Montana elections. I also led Montana to become one of the first states in the country to fully co…

September 09, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Audits show voter fraud nonexistent in Montana

Guest opinion: Audits show voter fraud nonexistent in Montana

Voting is the essence of our Democracy. It is a constitutional right that should never be denied to eligible Montanans, or infringed upon for political gain.

September 09, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

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