Tim Fox

Concealed Carry
9:06 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

AP reporters threatened after requesting concealed carry permit information

Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for more than the past week after requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.

The request made headlines in recent weeks after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.

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Concealed Carry
5:36 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Extended Interview: Tim Fox speaks on threats to AP reporters, thoughts on open government

Attorney General Tim Fox

Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.

The request made headlines in recent weeks after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.

Attorney General Tim Fox speaks with Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce about those threats and how his administration plans to approach open records requests in the future.

  

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Healthcare
11:57 am
Thu August 1, 2013

State looking for trustees to head new Montana Healthcare Foundation

Interim Trustee E. Edwin Eck

The Montana Attorney General’s Office deposited a new $40 million check this week—money from the sale of Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Montana to an out of state company.

Another $100 million or more may eventually be on the way as Blue Cross sells off its assets.

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Concealed Carry
6:33 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Why the AG doesn’t want the AP to know who has a concealed carry permit

MT Attorney General Tim Fox

 Attorney General Tim Fox said Monday he is denying a request from the Associated Press to turn over information about the state’s more than 30-thousand concealed carry permit holders.

The information includes names, addresses and driver’s license numbers for those with the concealed weapons permits. The AP made the request in mid-March, after the legislature passed a bill making the information confidential but before it was signed by Governor Steve Bullock.

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Healthcare
3:13 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

BCBS-MT sale proceeds will create Montana Healthcare Foundation

Attorney General Tim Fox announces the Montana Healthcare Foundation during a press conference Friday.

Montana’s Attorney General announced Friday the proceeds from the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana to a larger, out of state, insurance company will be used to create the “Montana Healthcare Foundation.”

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Marketplace Fairness Act
12:58 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Montana AG opposes "internet sales tax" bill

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox

The "Marketplace Fairness Act" - better known as the "Internet Sales Tax" bill -  recently passed the U.S. Senate without the help of Montana Democrats Max Baucus and Jon Tester.
      The proposal will soon go before the U-S House where it's widely expected to face a more skeptical reception. Montana Republican Representative Steve Daines has already gone on the record opposing the measure. 

If implemented, it would require states to force e-commerce retailers in other states to collect sales taxes for them.

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