Failed Leadership of the Montana GOP: Special Session Edition

Last week, a Special Session was called to fix the $227 million shortfall in the state budget due to the most expensive fire season on record and because state revenues are not coming in at the projections Republican lawmakers politically over-estimated last session. Republicans over-estimated…


Jim Nelson

Guest Post: No Taxpayer Remedy

High-profile Montana Supreme Court cases usually get reported in the press. Often, however, important decisions are handed down without fanfare. Those opinions are the law of the State, nevertheless, and the Constitutional rights of Montanans are affected for better or worse.   Case in point:…






Guest Post: Don’t Let Montanans’ Health Go Up in Smoke: Raise the Cigarette Tax by $1.50 Per Pack

By: Kristin Page Nei, Montana government relations director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; Amanda Cahill, government relations director, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association; Ronni Flannery, American Lung Association in Montana. This year, a staggering 1,600 Montanans will die from tobacco use – the leading…