Tim Fox

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox today joined the state to a lawsuit over federal guidance to local schools about transgender students and school bathrooms and locker rooms.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau says that's a mistake.

A federal court has ruled that Montana's campaign contribution limits are unconstitutional. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell on the limits passed in 1994 comes less than a month before the state's June 7 primary.

E MT Crime Lab Operating in Billings

May 12, 2016

Montana Department of Justice officials say the newly operating satellite crime lab will speed up the process of analyzing drug evidence.

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito says the Eastern Montana Crime lab should reduce expenses and delays for the state’s criminal justice system.

“Because every time I need to move to continue a trial when some test or something isn’t done that’s an expense to our system to everybody in this region,” he says.

Medical Marijuana advocates in Montana are running out of options to delay a state law that could shut down pot shops here in August.
Flickr user Laurie Avocado (CC-BY-2)

A ballot initiative announced today by medicinal marijuana advocates has the support of the Democratic Party’s candidate for Attorney General.

This week on "Campaign Beat": Regardless of the verdict, the Wittich trial could have long lasting implications for Montana politics. The Gianforte campaign continues to avoid questions about the candidate's charitable giving and positions on social issues. How long can that continue? And Attorney General Tim Fox saves they day when a belligerent drunk gets rowdy.

Eric Whitney

Montana Democrats rallied in Helena Saturday night around their candidates for six statewide offices. Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan fired up the crowd and set the tone for this year's election.

"We have to make those phone calls, and we have to get out the vote," Keenan said. "Let's go! Let's go win! On to victory!"

On this edition of “Campaign Beat”, we talk about the viability – and sincerity - of the campaigns of the two new candidates in the governor’s race; the last minute entry into the race for attorney general; Montana’s two senators’ views of President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee; and who’s speaking at this weekend’s annual democratic Mansfield/Metcalf dinner.

On the deadline for candidates to file for public office, a Democrat has been convinced to challenge incumbent Republican Tim Fox for the seat of Montana’s Attorney General. 

A Montana Buds medical marijuana sign.
Corin Cates-Carney

Medical marijuana patients and the businesses that serve them are waiting for the next legal turn after a court filing last Friday.

Money Rolls Into Montana's Down-Ticket Campaigns

Mar 2, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Lots of money is flowing into Montana's gubernatorial race, but candidates for down-ticket races are also trying to scoop up campaign money