Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Left Taxpayers With A Nearly $200 Seafood Dinner Tab in March
Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer forced taxpayers to cover a nearly $200 seafood dinner bill in March, according to records reviewed by Media Trackers Montana. Schweitzer’s meal — for which he requested a taxpayer-funded reimbursement of $199.95 — came from Ocean Beauty Seafood, a seafood distributor located in Helena.
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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Slams Ruling Eliminating Contribution Limits Despite His Campaign Violating Contribution Laws
This was just posted on Media Trackers Montana. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Lovell struck down Montana’s caps on campaign contributions yesterday, a move that could have a significant impact on the race for governor. Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Steve Bullock bashed the ruling even though his campaign previously accepted over-the-limit campaign contributions from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). “This is a destructive ruling for Montana’s | Read More »
Right to Work States are Experiencing Higher Rates of Economic Growth
Using data acquired from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, analysis conducted by Media Trackers Montana shows that over the past decade, states with Right to Work (RTW) laws experienced significantly higher economic growth than states that force employees to join unions. Between 2001 and 2011, RTW states experienced 50.4 percent average growth in total wage disbursements, while non-RTW states experienced only 39.4 | Read More »