Representative Adam Hertz defeated the incumbent Democrat Andrew Person with 52% of the vote. This race was targeted by the MRLCC with significant time and resources in a district where Republicans have trailed Democrats by a significant margin for more than a decade.
Senate District was one of Montana’s most hotly contested legislative races in 2016, and with the support of the MRLCC, Terry beat Democrat Hal Jacobson by more than 5 points for this open Senate seat. The 2016 race was the first election since redistricting in 2013 added more rural areas to the district, formerly centered … Continue reading 2016 – Senate District 40, Terry Gauthier
Governor Steve Bullock and his surrogates, most recently Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, have been pushing the narrative that Republicans are the ones to blame for Montana’s short-term budget problems. The Montana Legislature has only one constitutional requirement and that is to establish a balanced budget. It first starts with estimating revenue for the next budget … Continue reading Who is Managing Montana’s Budget?
In one hand you have a problem that involves the health and welfare of a large number of people. And in the other you have a solution that will go a long way towards helping these people. What would the logical solution be? This is the conundrum facing Gov. Steve Bullock. In one hand he … Continue reading Politics above common sense for Shelby prison
By Senate Majority Leader Fred Thomas and House Majority Leader Ron Ehli There is a real tragedy of Gov. Steve Bullock’s deep cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services budget: He didn’t have to make them. On multiple occasions Bullock could have sided with protecting Montana’s most vulnerable citizens who depend on help … Continue reading OPED: The Tragedy of Bullock’s Budget Cuts
HELENA, Mont. – A select committee has been appointed by Montana Senate President Scott Sales and Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen to examine more than $1.2 Million in settlement funds paid to state employees since the beginning of last year. Settlement numbers were released late last year in a memo from the Legislative Audit … Continue reading Select Committee Appointed to Review Settlements Paid to State Employees