MTPR

Americans for Prosperity

Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill Wednesday intended to protect free and peaceful demonstrations in all public outdoor places on college campuses.

Bill Would Make Higher Education Mill Levy Permanent

Jan 31, 2019
The University of Montana campus, Missoula, MT.
Josh Burnham / MTPR

HELENA -- A bill in the Montana Legislature would mean voters would no longer be asked every 10 years to reauthorize the six-mill levy, a property tax for higher education that has been on the ballot every decade since 1948.

S.K. Rossi, of the ACLU of Montana, speaks at a press conference at the Montana Capitol Wednesday in support of bill that would stop the state from suspending the driver’s licenses of people who fail to pay their court debts. Jan. 9, 2019.
Tim Pierce / UM Legislative News Service

Montana lawmakers are considering a change to when drivers licenses can be suspended. Critics of current law say taking away some people’s ability to drive criminalizes poverty.

The bill draft would take away the ability of a judge to suspend someone’s license if they fail to pay court fines, costs or restitution.

Groups Change Ad Strategies Before Campaign Finance Deadline

Aug 12, 2016
"Issue advocacy" from the 2012 Montana elections.
Josh Burnham

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Representatives from three organizations say they will either change or cease running issue ads that mention Montana political candidates ahead of a deadline Tuesday that would require them to register as political committees and make financial disclosures to the state.

Medicaid Expansion Debate Begins At The Montana Legislature

Mar 6, 2015
Montana House Speaker Austin Knudsen (R)
Montana Legislature

Before the hearing on Gov. Bullock's Medicaid expansion bill began, the Republican majority took another jab at the bill.

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