By Amelia Hamilton | | Nov 19, 2015 4:58 PM | 28
School choice is just getting started in Montana, and new proposals are already threatening it. Earlier this year that state passed a scholarship tax credit program, which assists students with private school tuition. But the Montana Department of Revenue has moved to ensure students aren’t able to use this tuition assistance at any religious schools (including schools [...]
By Mary C. Tillotson | | Oct 12, 2015 5:00 AM | 40
"The First Amendment does not allow the government to discriminate among religions or religious people or religious institutions. They can't say that students can use a scholarship at a nonreligious school but can't at a religious school," she said. "It's discriminating against religion, hostile toward religion."
By Rob Nikolewski | | Aug 05, 2015 5:00 AM | 565
Sidney Longwell, a 76-year-old energy executive, has waited 32 years for the federal government to make a decision on a lease he purchased in Montana.
By Greg Markle | | Jun 10, 2015 3:20 PM
By Greg Markle | Watchdog Opinion A farmer named Lorenzo Ayala saved up $16,000 and was on his way to spend it on tractor parts. Unfortunately, he never got those tractor parts. The money was confiscated by Montana police. The police say they smelled cologne and other strong smells in the cluttered car, which they know can [...]
By Dustin Hurst | | Jun 09, 2015 9:51 AM | 6
The Campaign for Accountability’s assault on Utah state Rep. Ken Ivory last week felt so familiar.
By Dustin Hurst | | Jun 05, 2015 2:09 PM
It’s high political drama in America’s West and it’s peppered with high-dollar deception.
By Michael Mattson | | May 27, 2015 10:38 AM
Montana is following the trend of decreased statehouse reporting as as two well-known reporters of state government and politics are leaving.
By Michael Mattson | | May 07, 2015 10:57 AM
Given Gov. Steve Bullock's veto record this legislative session, his passage of civil asset forfeiture was a welcomed surprise among property rights and privacy advocates.
By Jason Hart | | May 05, 2015 5:00 AM
Obamacare supporters in Montana had fallen short in their efforts to expand Medicaid — and then Ohio Gov. John Kasich came to town.
By Michael Mattson | | May 04, 2015 12:55 PM | 126
Montana's largest newspaper labels Gov. Steve Bullock a "winner," glossing over his veto of a bill giving special needs students Education Savings Accounts.