Greg Gianforte

Greg Gianforte
5:19 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Montana Businessman Gives $500,000 For Manufacturing Scholarships

Greg Gianforte.
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As many as 1,000 students in Montana’s two-year colleges could find their path to a career just got a little bit smoother, thanks to a Greg Gianforte, who made a fortune in Montana and is putting some of that money back into the community.

“Montana needs more high wage jobs. And one of the things we’ve learned is that manufacturing creates high wage jobs. Yet, not everybody in Montana that’s seeking work has the skills to get these jobs," says Gianforte.

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Montana Supreme Court
8:54 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Outside Money Puts Spotlight On High Court Race

Outside money has flowed into the race for Montana Supreme Court, helping former Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke challenge incumbent Mike Wheat.
Credit Jessie Mazur

Campaigns for the Montana’s Supreme Court may be nonpartisan by law, but record spending and aggressive ads by independent groups is making one high court race look anything but.

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Supreme Court Elections
10:10 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Wheat, VanDyke Clash Over Partisanship In Supreme Court Race

Lawrence VanDyke is arguing Justice Mike Wheat is too much a partisan in his campaign to oust him.
Credit Jessie Mazur

The Montana Supreme Court could have decided one of this year’s election campaigns long before November – a race for a seat on that very court.

In April, a district judge struck Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke’s name from the ballot after ruling he had not been admitted to the bar at least five years prior to the November election.

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Home Ground Radio
4:00 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Greg Gianforte: Engineer, Entrepreneur, And Christian

Greg Gianforte (CC BY 2.0)
Credit Jim Winstead

Greg and Susan Gianforte started a hi-tech business in a spare bedroom of their home in Bozeman. Fourteen years later, they sold RightNow Technologies, Inc. to Oracle for $1.5 billion.

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Tech Commencement
7:11 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Backlash growing over upcoming Gianforte commencement at Montana Tech

Greg and Susan Gianfore

Backlash is growing at Montana Tech in Butte over the choice of the school’s commencement speakers this Spring.

Opponents say Right Now Technologies founders Greg and Susan Gianforte promote extreme religious viewpoints and discriminate against homosexuals. A small group of students and faculty are considering a boycott of the ceremony in mid-May.

Tech is standing by the choice, citing the Gianfortes’ business success and emphasis on getting young people involved with computer science.

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