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Archive for the ‘Montana’ Category

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Apr

By: M.M. Plouzek, Montana Standard, April 11, 2017 (One of Montana State Sen. Jennifer Fielder’s constituents wrote a “letter to the editor” about Campaign for Accountability’s lawsuit against Sen. Fielder.  In February, we sued Sen. Fielder for failing to respond to an open records request.  Now, the legislature is poised to appropriate taxpayer dollars to fund Sen. Fielder’s […]

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16
Mar

By: Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press, March 15, 2017 HELENA — Montana lawmakers are poised to foot the bill to defend a state senator who is being sued under the state’s public records act to release her emails. Earlier this month, a legislative committee inserted an amendment to a supplemental appropriations bill to allocate $100,000 […]

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28
Feb

By: Nicky Ouellet, Montana Public Radio, February 13, 2017 A national government watchdog organization filed a lawsuit this morning against Montana. Campaign for Accountability is suing Sen. Jennifer Fielder, a Republican from Thompson Falls, and the State Legislative Services Division for allegedly failing to comply with a public records request. Campaign for Accountability Executive Director […]

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14
Feb

By: Jayme Fraser, Independent Record, February 13, 2017 MISSOULA — A national government ethics group filed a lawsuit Monday against Montana for failing to release public records of a Thompson Falls legislator it had requested a year ago. Arguing that Montana violated the right to know guaranteed by the state constitution, the Campaign for Accountability […]

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13
Feb

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2017 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 HELENA, MT – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed a lawsuit alleging Montana State Senator Jennifer Fielder and the Montana Legislative Services Division have violated the Montana Constitution by failing to produce documents related to the senator’s work with the Utah-based nonprofit, the American […]

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09
Jan

By: Jayme Fraser, Billings Gazette, January 8, 2017 HELENA — Dozens of Montana legislators, the governor and several top staff members often use personal email accounts to discuss government business, a practice criticized nationwide for circumventing public disclosure and threatening security. The recent presidential election put unprecedented focus on the use of personal email by […]

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