Tim Fox

2013 Opponent Now Bill's Sponsor
8:18 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Dozens Testify At Flathead Water Compact's First Hearing

Some irrigators in the Mission Valley are suspicious of the Flathead Water Compact
Credit Eric Whitney

On the calendar it may have been Presidents Day, but for the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday was no holiday.

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2015 Legislature
7:15 pm
Sun February 8, 2015

News Roundup: Week Five At The Montana Legislature

Credit William Marcus

Juneau calls for early education, tax cuts pass, lawmakers consider drones on public lands and Fox supports bill to combat human trafficking.

In her address to a joint session of the Montana Legislature last week, Superintendent Denise Juneau praised Montana’s schools and called for more investment in them.

“We have a lot to be proud of in this state,” she said.

Juneau listed accomplishments like the highest graduation rates in the state’s history and growth in organizations like the Future Farmers of America.

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2015 Legislature
3:58 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Montana Lawmakers Address Prostitution, Human Trafficking

Rep. Kimberly Dudik (D) HD94 is sponsoring a bill to tackle the problems of prostitution and human trafficking in Montana.
Credit Montana Legislature

Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would deal with one of the worst side effects of the oil boom in Eastern Montana: the trafficking of women and underage girls for prostitution.

Stephanie Anderson, who describes herself as a sex trafficking victim told the House Judiciary Committee about her introduction to the sex trade.

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Missoula Community Medical Center
5:56 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

New Community Hospital Owners: The Only Changes Will Be Improvements

Jeff Egbert, the new interim CEO at Missoula Community Medical Center addresses a press conference Friday.
Credit Eric Whitney

The sale of Missoula Community Medical Center became official today. The $75 million deal took effect one minute after midnight, and hospital executives celebrated later at a press conference.

The new owners are Billings Clinic and Tennessee-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners.

Marty Rash, CEO of RegionalCare says the deal should expand medical offerings on both sides of the continental divide.

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Community Medical Center Missoula
6:11 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Community Hospital Sale Faces More Scrutiny Before Final Approval

Community Medical Center, Missoula, MT.
Credit Josh Burnham

A Missoula Community Medical Center board member says the only issue left to resolve in the sale of the hospital is whether $10 million from the sale can go to the University of Montana Foundation. But Attorney General Tim Fox appears to be taking a broader view.

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Community Medical Center Sale
5:29 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Attorney General Approves Sale Of Community Medical Center

Community Medical Center, Missoula, MT.
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Attorney General Tim Fox has approved the sale of the Community Medical Center in Missoula. His office issued this press release Monday afternoon:

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Cyber Security
4:55 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Bill Requires A.G. To Be Notified When Hackers Hit Montanans

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox wants his department to be notified any time online hackers steal personal information about Montana residents. 

Fox’s bill, being sponsored by Butte Democrat Ryan Lynch, was heard in the House Judiciary Committee Monday morning. 

Deputy Attorney General Jon Bennion says the Consumer Protection office needs to be kept in the loop when Montanans are the victims of data theft.

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Coal & Climate Change
4:55 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Crow Nation Opposes President's Climate Plan

Much of the coal from the Crow Reservation gets shipped to power plants in other states.

Southeastern Montana's Crow Nation says President Obama’s pending climate plan would wreak economic havoc on the already-impoverished reservation.

Under the administration's proposal, states must reduce their carbon emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is going up to bat for the Crow Nation. Fox says he's troubled by how the President is unilaterally guiding this climate proposal.

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President's Executive Action
5:16 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Montana Joins Lawsuit Over Immigration

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has joined 16 other states in a lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive action on immigration.

Fox says the order, issued November 20, “is nothing but an unlawfully adopted legislative rule...and a clear violation of the separation of powers.”

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LGBT Discrimination
5:49 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Discrimination Questions Remain Despite Gay Marriage Decision

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Now that a federal judge has struck down Montana’s ban on gay marriage, questions remain about how that affects businesses who object to same-sex marriage for religious or other reasons.

University of Montana Law Professor Anthony Johnstone says civil rights laws that prevent businesses from discriminating against customers don’t include protections for sexual orientation.

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