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Max Baucus, Montana’s senior Senator and chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is heading up an investigation into discriminatory actions by the Internal Revenue Service against conservative political organizations and individuals. The horrifying revelation that the IRS levered its massive weight against Americans based on their political views has shocked the nation and raised the [...]
The announcement that Baucus won’t seek to retain his seat in the U.S. Senate prompted a flurry of activity, speculation and rumors, as well as concern over a repeat of election 2012 in terms of dark money flooding Montana politics.
As the nation’s attention focuses on the effects of federal budget cuts on agency furloughs and military readiness, other effects of the sequester are already beginning to take place at the local level, requiring states to consider picking up the tab.
The topics of school levies and school photos wouldn’t seem related. But if you’re a parent of school-aged children who has purchased Spring pictures, it’s entirely possible you have helped send funds to your school without even knowing it. You may also have supported a non-profit organization without knowing it and without the benefit of a tax deduction.
It’s no great surprise when legacy media based in Washington, D.C., or New York report Montana or Wyoming news with an identifiable slant. Even when the news being reported is of small towns and hard-working people facing the possible loss of millions of dollars in revenue, it’s the news business, and it’s business as usual. [...]
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