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 →