(KPAX) In Montana’s 2020 U.S. Senate race, incumbent Republican Steve Daines has a huge head start on campaign money — including $1.5 million from political action committees, or more than a third of his donations. And in the battle for Montana’s open U.S. House seat, Democrat Kathleen Williams is the early fundraising leader, garnering $431,000 almost entirely from … [Read more...] about What are the early sources of money in Montana’s U.S. House, Senate races?
A vote to discard surplus city property to the highest bidder led to a wider discussion among members of the Missoula City Council this week on whether such property should be held as an asset for housing. While the strategy has wide support among members of the council, the two parcels in question are owned by Missoula Water. As such, they're considered part of an … [Read more...] about Surplus property: City Council to explore housing options over highest bidder
WASHINGTON (CN) – Tackling the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, the House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that will raise the wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, voted against the measure. The bill that cleared the Democrat-controlled House this morning 231-199 would bump the federal minimum wage in six yearly steps. … [Read more...] about Without Gianforte, House passes $15 minimum wage
(KPAX) As expected, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has made the cut for the second Democratic presidential candidate debate in Detroit at the end of this month. The Democratic National Committee announced that Bullock will be among the 20 candidates on the stage for the debate July 30-31. “I’m excited to add my voice to the next DNC debate in Detroit,” Bullock said in a … [Read more...] about Bullock makes cut for 2nd round of Democratic presidential debates
The City Attorney's Office on Wednesday asked the Missoula City Council to consider funding another attorney to help prosecute a growing caseload in municipal court, which remains one of the busiest in the state. The $71,000 ask is just one of many funding requests the City Council will consider as it writes its Fiscal Year 2020 budget, a process that will play out over the … [Read more...] about Plowing and prosecuting: Public Works, city attorney pitch budget needs for FY2020