BUTTE — Money for restoration projects in Butte will finally begin to flow this year from a 2008 settlement with Atlantic Richfield Co. that allocated $28.1 million plus interest to restore polluted ground and surface water resources.
HELENA - Gov. Brian Schweitzer has found a new job for the former commissioner of political practices that was rejected by the Republican-led Montana Senate during the confirmation process.
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.
HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer must pick a new state Political Practices commissioner soon because the Senate refused to confirm his nominee, Jennifer Hensley, who has held the job since January.
From left, Sens. Mitch Tropila, D-Great Falls, Steve Gallus, D-Butte, and Cliff Larsen, D-Missoula, converse Wednesday during the Senate debate on House Bill 2, the main budget bill.
HELENA — The Republican-controlled Senate is preparing to let Gov. Brian Schweitzer's nomination of Jennifer Hensley, a former Democratic activist and wife of a Democratic senator, as state political practices commissioner, die in committee without a vote.
HELENA — Former Secretary of State Brad Johnson is among the applicants leading lawmakers sent to the governor Tuesday to consider as the next state political practices commissioner.
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