Legislation recently signed into law allows any Montana voter to bring a petition placing a minor party on the ballot. It also sets out deadlines for petitions that seek to place a third party on the ballot for statewide elections. The law also requires opponents of a minority party petition drive must disclose spending on the effort similar to that reported by outside supporters of the effort.
Montana will stop taking the extra federal funds for unemployment insurance and will start paying bonuses for people to get back to work. Senator Steve Daines thinks that’s a good idea.