MTPR

Greg Gianforte

(PD)

For the fourth year in a row Montana ranks as the state with the highest number of business startups. That’s according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The group says Montana leads the pack among the nation’s 25 least populated states.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte stands in front of a poster-sized "classified ad" for the Montana state airplane. Gianforte says he'll sell the state plane if elected.
Corin Cates-Carney

A large black-and-white poster-sized classified ad selling a twin-engine plane stood as a prop on the Capitol steps Wednesday. The ad said the plane runs great, it was used in the past for mainly short flights and it’s a great party plane — for sale at $2 million or best offer.

Next to the ad, behind a wooden podium, Republican candidate for Governor Greg Gianforte announced what his campaign touted as a major policy proposal.

6 Congolese Refugees Arrive In Missoula For Resettlement

Aug 22, 2016
Two of the estimated 800-plus who turned out for a March 1, 2016 rally in Missoula in support of refugee resettlement.
Josh Burnham

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — An exhausted Congelese family of six experiencing culture shock has arrived in Missoula, the first of an anticipated 100 east African refugees expected to be resettled in Montana over the next year, a resettlement agency official said.

Gianforte Says Indian Reservations Hinder Free Markets

Aug 19, 2016
Greg Gianforte standing among dancers during the Arlee powwow grand entry.
Corin Cates-Carney

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The way for Montana's American Indian reservations to escape poverty is through the free market, but the shortcomings of tribal governments are preventing businesses from flourishing, Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte said in a campaign stop last month.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock announces the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative at Pyramid Mountain Lumber in Seeley Lake Montana August 16, 2016..
Corin Cates-Carney

In June, Montana’s Democratic Governor Steve Bullock was elected chairman of the Western Governors' Association. The WGA is made up of 14 Republicans, six Democrats and two independents.

Tuesday, Bullock announced that he’s launching a new WGA initiative. He’s calling it the National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative.

The first TV advertisement of Democratic Governor Steve Bullock’s reelection campaign airs Friday. 

The 30 second spot shows Bullock’s family living and growing up in Montana.

Bullock, Gianforte Agree on Billings Debate

Aug 3, 2016

 Montana’s gubernatorial candidates are scheduled to debate in Billings in September. The campaigns are working to confirm other debate offers.

Eric Hyers, campaign manager for incumbent Steve Bullock, says the Democrat looks forward to showing Montanans the contrasting visions each candidate has for Montana.

“Mr. Gianforte fundamentally wants to change all that makes Montana great,” Hyers says. “We think that’s a contrast that’s very apparent to anyone who watches these debates.”

Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive August 01, 2016 promoting the work of his Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force.
Corin Cates-Carney

Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order today promoting the work of his Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force. Bullock says his executive order aims to incentivize businesses who promote wage transparency.

Republican candidate for governor Greg Gianforte is pressuring local TV stations to stop running an ad that he says falsely calls him "a millionaire from New Jersey."

Schweitzer  stream access election 2016
Mike Albans

Montana Democrats clearly think they can hurt Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte's chances by exploiting a dispute he had with the state over a fishing access on his Bozeman property in 2009.

They’ve been hammering Gianforte over it since May, and on Friday they brought out popular former Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer to step up their attack.

Pages