Matthew Monforton http://mtpr.org en Motl: Supreme Court decision will not impact MT elections much http://mtpr.org/post/motl-supreme-court-decision-will-not-impact-mt-elections-much <p>The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to let individuals give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want.</p><p>The 5-4 vote Wednesday, led by the court’s conservative majority, frees up wealthy contributors to give more campaign donations ahead of the 2014 election.</p><p>It will have an immediate impact on Montana races for federal office, such as the US Senate and House of Representatives.</p><p>But, the state Commissioner of Political Practices says statewide elections will not be affected that much.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:41:00 +0000 Dan Boyce 17111 at http://mtpr.org Supporters of Medicaid expansion initiative can begin gathering signatures http://mtpr.org/post/supporters-medicaid-expansion-initiative-can-begin-gathering-signatures <p>Supporters of an initiative looking to expand Medicaid in the state can now begin gathering signatures to place the measure on the November ballot.</p><p>The Attorney General’s Office approved the Healthy Montana Plan this week after finding problems with earlier versions of the initiative.</p><p>Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce says opponents still believe the measure violates the state constitution.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:38:14 +0000 Dan Boyce 15218 at http://mtpr.org