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Nevada Man Held On $1.5 Million Warrant In Missoula – State Headlines

A 50 year-old Nevada man is being held in the Missoula County Jail on a $1.5 million fugitive warrant out of Elko, Nevada on nine counts of sexual abuse of children.

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Montana Attorney General Files ‘Limited’ Appeal to Stay District Court Ruling Striking Down Contribution Limits From Political Parties

In conjunction with a notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Montana Attorney General’s Office has filed a request with the federal district court in Helena seeking a stay of that portion of Judge Lovell’s ruling addressing campaign contributions from political parties.  

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Jonathan Motl
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Political Practices Commissioner on Wittich Trial – Maintains His Office Is Fair To All

Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl said on Friday that the recently completed Art Wittich trial was the first time in 75 years that a candidate had been adjudicated as a campaign practice violator.

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New Campaign Finance Rules Take Effect in Montana

Candidates and dark-money groups that have tried to influence Montana elections since the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision will now have disclose more information more often.

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Commissioner: Conservative Group Broke Campaign Laws

The commissioner of political practices says a conservative nonprofit group broke state campaign laws in 2012.

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State Lawmaker Faces Fine Over Spending Report

Montana's political practices commissioner says a newly elected Democratic state representative faces an undetermined fine for initially failing to report $900 she spent for campaign postcards.

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Montana’s Elections Commissioner Dismissed Allegation Against Ballot Issue – Republican State Senator Responds

On Monday, Montana Political Practices Commissioner Jonathan Motl dismissed an allegation from Montana State Senator Jeff Essman. Essman had claimed that Secretary of State Linda McCulloch had improperly used her office and staff to support a voter registration initiative that was on the ballot.

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Tea Party Group Challenges Political Practices Commissioner on Tax Day [AUDIO]

On Tuesday, April 15, Tax Day, a group of Montana Tea Party supporters met in Helena and presented a petition to the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices.

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Bitterroot Star Newspaper Official Claims Valerie Stamey Lied on Talk Back Radio Show [AUDIO]

When now-suspended Ravalli County Treasurer Valerie Stamey claimed the Bitterroot Star made an in-kind ad donation for her husband's political campaign in 2010 on KGVO Radio's Talk Back Show, an official of that newspaper says she was lying.

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Robocalls Are Illegal in Montana [AUDIO]

Robo calls are illegal in Montana.

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