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 [...]
HELENA – The state and its employee unions have reached a tentative agreement that would give employees a 5 percent raise in 2013 and another 5 percent in 2014 and increase employer contributions for health care about $150, a union official said Monday.
The proposal comes a little more than a year after a legislative session [...]
By PHIL DRAKE
HELENA – The integrity of a confiscated computer, department “wish lists” and questions about who polices the political police were topics that arose Friday as a state committee discussed the Commissioner of Political Practices (CPP) office and possible changes to be made.
And it was revealed how this issue has become a political hot [...]
Editor’s note: I found this story by reporter Marnee Banks of KXLH-TV to be interesting. And it seems to fuel the pay raise/no pay raise debate. To see the full story, click here.
By MARNEE BANKS
HELENA – Despite attempts to stop state of Montana workers from getting pay raises, some employees are and Republican legislators say [...]
HELENA – A state computer in the office of former Political Practices Commissioner David Gallik was removed this week by the state Information Technology Services Division.
Paula Stoll, administrator of the state Human Resources Policy and Programs Bureau, said she asked to have the computer removed.
“I thought it would be important to preserve the record,” she [...]