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June 20, 2012
Re "Big sky, clean politics," June 15 Montana Atty. Gen. Steve Bullock worries that if theU.S. Supreme Courtstrikes down Montana's prohibition on corporate political speech, Montana's political process will become "unrecognizable. " Bullock is wrong to view corporate speech as a threat to Montana politics. Before theU.S. Supreme Courtstruck down limits on corporate speech in its Citizens United decision, a majority of states already allowed corporations and unions to engage in unlimited political spending.
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OPINION
June 20, 2012
Re "Big sky, clean politics," June 15 Montana Atty. Gen. Steve Bullock worries that if theU.S. Supreme Courtstrikes down Montana's prohibition on corporate political speech, Montana's political process will become "unrecognizable. " Bullock is wrong to view corporate speech as a threat to Montana politics. Before theU.S. Supreme Courtstruck down limits on corporate speech in its Citizens United decision, a majority of states already allowed corporations and unions to engage in unlimited political spending.
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NEWS
April 1, 1992 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Congress' 50-year-old method of allocating seats in the House of Representatives, a ruling that will cost Montana one of its two seats in the chamber. The unanimous decision is good news for the state of Washington, which could have lost the ninth seat it gained after the 1990 census.
NEWS
June 7, 2001 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Breaking ranks with much of the Western state leadership and his own governor, Montana Atty. Gen. Mike McGrath filed a legal brief Wednesday in support of a federal ban on road building and logging on 58 million acres of national forests. Defying Republican Gov.
NEWS
June 7, 2001 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Breaking ranks with much of the Western state leadership and his own governor, Montana Atty. Gen. Mike McGrath filed a legal brief Wednesday in support of a federal ban on road building and logging on 58 million acres of national forests. Defying Republican Gov.
NEWS
March 22, 1992 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This year, Montana chooses a future. The turbulent winds of wide-open Western politics will prevail either to the left or to the right just as sure and strong as the spring Chinooks blow warm out the Rockies. Here in the Beaverhead Valley, the streets are empty, and it's high noon at a local meeting hall. The audience is sprinkled with cowboys--real cowboys--small-town merchants, mothers, children, a hunting guide, a few local politicians and some retirees.
NEWS
August 27, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another sign of growing Indian political strength in the rural West, Thomas Larson Medicinehorse Sr., a 50-year-old Sundance Chief of the Crow Nation, is poised to become Montana's first elected American Indian sheriff. Big Horn County, population 10,600, is one of many rural counties where American Indians have made important electoral gains in recent years. Another Indian was elected in 1986 to one of three seats on the county commission.
NEWS
August 22, 2001 | From Associated Press
A top aide to Gov. Judy Martz was charged Tuesday with negligent homicide for a crash last week that killed the majority leader of the state House. Prosecutors said Shane Hedges, 27, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15% after the accident late last Wednesday. The legal limit in Montana is 0.10%. The crash took place as Hedges and Majority Leader Paul Sliter were returning from a steak house in the old mining town of Marysville, west of Helena.
NATIONAL
October 23, 2002 | From Associated Press
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Taylor, who dropped out of the race against Sen. Max Baucus two weeks ago, said Tuesday he is resuming a limited campaign aimed largely at "getting the slander out of Montana politics." Taylor dropped out of the race Oct. 10, complaining that a Democratic Party ad was calculated to make him look like a gay hairdresser.
NATIONAL
January 20, 2009 | Mark Z. Barabak
For generations, seekers have come West to find fortune and reinvent themselves. Now, it's the Democrats' turn. With an eye on 2012 and beyond, the party and its leader, Barack Obama, are working to fasten their grip on the White House and expand Democratic support by adding the Rocky Mountain region to the party's base, alongside California, Oregon and Washington. An important step is the Cabinet appointments of Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and Colorado Sen.
NEWS
April 1, 1992 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Congress' 50-year-old method of allocating seats in the House of Representatives, a ruling that will cost Montana one of its two seats in the chamber. The unanimous decision is good news for the state of Washington, which could have lost the ninth seat it gained after the 1990 census.
NEWS
March 22, 1992 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This year, Montana chooses a future. The turbulent winds of wide-open Western politics will prevail either to the left or to the right just as sure and strong as the spring Chinooks blow warm out the Rockies. Here in the Beaverhead Valley, the streets are empty, and it's high noon at a local meeting hall. The audience is sprinkled with cowboys--real cowboys--small-town merchants, mothers, children, a hunting guide, a few local politicians and some retirees.
NEWS
August 27, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another sign of growing Indian political strength in the rural West, Thomas Larson Medicinehorse Sr., a 50-year-old Sundance Chief of the Crow Nation, is poised to become Montana's first elected American Indian sheriff. Big Horn County, population 10,600, is one of many rural counties where American Indians have made important electoral gains in recent years. Another Indian was elected in 1986 to one of three seats on the county commission.
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