MT: Judge unseals lawsuit against former political practices commissioner

By   /  September 25, 2012  /  Montana, News  /  No Comments

David Gallik, former political practices commissioner

By Phil Drake | Montana Watchdog
HELENA – A judge unsealed a lawsuit Friday that accuses the former state commissioner of political practices of violating the very law he authored while a Democratic legislator in 2005.
The lawsuit alleges he made false claims when filling out his timesheet for hours not worked and used public property for [...]

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Judge to rule on request to release state employee pay information

By   /  December 14, 2011  /  Montana, Montana Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

By PHIL DRAKE
HELENA – An attorney for the state of Montana on Wednesday told a judge there were no statutes requiring it to provide specific employee salary information requested by a Bozeman-based think tank, leaving the attorney for the plaintiff to say he was “baffled” by that argument.

The Montana Policy Institute (MPI) asked state 1st [...]

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