Group’s assault on Ken Ivory offers peek into left-wing playbook
Group’s assault on Ken Ivory offers peek into left-wing playbook
Dustin Hurst | June 09, 2015
The Campaign for Accountability’s assault on Utah state Rep. Ken Ivory last week felt so familiar.
Anatomy of an attack: Left-wing front group launches assault on land transfer advocate
Anatomy of an attack: Left-wing front group launches assault on land transfer advocate
Dustin Hurst | June 05, 2015
It’s high political drama in America’s West and it’s peppered with high-dollar deception.
Montana’s Fourth Estate just got weaker
Montana’s Fourth Estate just got weaker
Michael Mattson | May 27, 2015
Montana is following the trend of decreased statehouse reporting as as two well-known reporters of state government and politics are leaving.
Civil asset forfeiture reform escapes Montana governor’s veto spree
Civil asset forfeiture reform escapes Montana governor’s veto spree
Michael Mattson | May 07, 2015
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.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich helps Montana expand Obamacare
Ohio Gov. John Kasich helps Montana expand Obamacare
Jason Hart | May 05, 2015
Obamacare supporters in Montana had fallen short in their efforts to expand Medicaid — and then Ohio Gov. John Kasich came to town.
Gov. Bullock declared ‘winner,’ vetoing special needs students’ Education Savings Accounts
Gov. Bullock declared ‘winner,’ vetoing special needs students’ Education Savings Accounts
Michael Mattson | May 04, 2015
Montana's largest newspaper labels Gov. Steve Bullock a "winner," glossing over his veto of a bill giving special needs students Education Savings Accounts.
Not just a ‘big city’ issue: Montana puts limits on police militarization
Not just a ‘big city’ issue: Montana puts limits on police militarization
Michael Mattson | April 28, 2015
The national concern over police accountability has found its way in Montana, whose governor signed a bill limiting military equipment for police into law.
Richer or poorer? West has brighter economic horizon
Richer or poorer? West has brighter economic horizon
Kenric Ward | April 08, 2015
Salt Lake City and New York City are more than 2,173 miles apart, but they are polar extremes for economic growth, according to a national study released Wednesday.
Nanny of the Week: Get caught wearing yoga pants three times, go to jail for life
Nanny of the Week: Get caught wearing yoga pants three times, go to jail for life
Eric Boehm | February 16, 2015
Part 33 of 33 in the series Nanny State of the Week By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org Another Republican lawmaker is proving he’s a champion for limited government. Okay, not really. In fact, Montana state Dave Moore, R-Missoula, believes government should be big enough to control your clothing choices. He proposed legislation that would outlaw almost any skin-tight clothing [...]
Seen the light? Ohio Gov. Kasich says Bible supports Obamacare
Seen the light? Ohio Gov. Kasich says Bible supports Obamacare
Jason Hart | January 29, 2015
Matthew 25 includes a call for more entitlement spending and provides biblical justification for Obamacare, according to Ohio Gov. John Kasich.