The Alabama Legislature is on track to pass a law this session outlawing bestiality in the state.
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington bills itself as a government watchdog, a good-government group tasked with keeping an eye on the scoundrels in Congress. Too bad CREW doesn’t actually do what it claims it does. While Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Walsh, now Montana’s lieutenant governor, faces ethical problems over an Army report [...]
By Michael Mattson | Watchdog Wire – Montana On November 5, Billings voters will decide the fate of School District 2′s expansion plan. That decision comes down to whether residents are willing to foot the bill for a $122 million levy. The levy includes tens of millions for deferred maintenance throughout the school district. District 2 currently logs [...]
By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN – Bold Nebraska is organizing opposition to a planned transmission line by the state’s largest electric utility in north central Nebraska out of suspicion it’s meant to serve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. They appear to be looking for a bogeyman in the wrong place. Because in the meantime, the [...]
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org Are there any Democrats in the state willing to run in 2014 for the Senate seat to be vacated by Sen. Max Baucus? It doesn’t look like it. View the story “Another Dem passes on 2014 #MTsen run” on Storify
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org In a battle that cut across partisan lines, Montana’s lone congressman, Republican Steve Daines, voted Wednesday to support an amendment that would have curtailed some spying activities by the U.S. government. The amendment, pushed by Michigan Reps. Justin Amash, a Republican, and John Conyers, a Democrat, would have ended the National Security [...]
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org The community organizers are coming. Backed by federal cash, community health centers around Montana collectively will hire 27 workers tasked only with pushing more people into Obamacare. Last week, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $150 million in community health center grants, money that will go to hire more than 1,100 [...]
View the story “As Schweitzer passes on Senate, eyes turn to Daines, Juneau and Lindeen” on Storify
By Dustin Hurst | Watchdog.org HELENA – In fall 2006, many of Montana’s civil libertarians fell in love with Jon Tester — for good reason. The then state senator proclaimed his dislike for famed privacy-intruding legislation by saying, “I don’t want to weaken the Patriot Act, I want to repeal it.” That line helped propel Tester to an [...]
LINCOLN – South Dakota rancher Bret Clanton heard a Canadian oil pipeline company, TransCanada, was stockpiling pipe across the border in North Dakota. In 2011 he drove from his ranch to take a look.
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