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FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE Helena, Mont.— Today the Supreme Court noted without dissent to not hear the Montana campaign contribution case, Lair v. Mangan (SCOTUS Case No. 18-149). The Supreme Court’s decision today denied Mr. Lair’s final opportunity to strike down...
Monday, January 14, 2019/Categories: Commissioner of Political Practices, Montana.gov/Tags: supreme court
The Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP) has propsed to amend the threshold amount that a lobbyist can earn to be required to register as a lobbyist. The COPP proposes the amount increase from the 2017 amount of $2,550 to $2,600 for 2019. Public comment is open; If persons who are...
Monday, November 19, 2018/Categories: Commissioner of Political Practices/Tags: lobbying
The Commissioner of Political Practice’s (COPP) office has received an increasing number of complaints about unsolicited political robotexts over the past few days.   “We’ve received one formal complaint and numerous other complaints about campaign-related text...
Mailers urging Montanans to apply for an absentee ballot—regardless of whether they were already registered to vote by mail— have prompted many concerned Montanans to reach out to the Commissioner of Political Practice’s office. “We’ve had inquiries about the...
Friday, October 12, 2018/Categories: Commissioner of Political Practices/Tags: absentee ballot
On May 2, 2018 a Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals panel denied the petition for rehearing en banc on behalf of the Court. Montana’s campaign contribution limits are once again upheld and remain in place. The Commissioner extends his thanks to Assistant Attorney General Matthew T....
Wednesday, May 2, 2018/Categories: Commissioner of Political Practices/Tags:
April 25, 2018 The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices office has completed its consideration of an ethics complaint, Adams v. Montana Board of Regents, COPP-2018-ETH-001, accepted jurisdiction, and has issued a summary decision. The Commissioners office takes the responsibility of...
Thursday, April 26, 2018/Categories: Commissioner of Political Practices/Tags:
MEDIA RELEASE April 23, 2018 The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices has received a payment of $70,211.99 from Mr. Wesley Prouse to satisfy the civil penalty and judgement entered against him in COPP v. Prouse, First Judicial District Court, Cause No. DDV-2014-250.  The District...
Monday, April 23, 2018/Categories: Commissioner of Political Practices/Tags:
April 20, 2018   The Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices received the attached Order Dismissing Complaint in Eaton v. G. Jarussi, COPP-2017-CFP-010 from Deputy Commissioner Kirsten Madsen this morning.  The COPP would like to thank her for her service to the people...
Friday, April 20, 2018/Categories: Commissioner of Political Practices/Tags:
The final day to register as a candidate for the 2018 election cycle was Monday, March 12, 2018, and Montana candidates had five days to file the necessary paperwork to the Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices to be certified to appear on the ballot. The deadline for filing the...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018/Categories: Commissioner of Political Practices/Tags:
Montana Candidates – Help us help you eliminate common campaign finance reporting errors. The COPP has scheduled several FREE campaign finance reporting workshops: Candidate workshops have been scheduled in Missoula & Kalispell, Bozeman & Butte, Billings, and Helena & Great...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018/Categories: Commissioner of Political Practices/Tags:
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