Montana Politics

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Regional Politics

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Wyo. Senate committee narrows scope of pot bill

A Senate committee on Wednesday tightened a bill that deals with penalties for possession of marijuana-infused products. House Bill 197 originally created a tiered penalty system for possession of small amounts of marijuana or marijuana-infused products. The penalty system applied to possession of marijuana in plant form of less than 3 ounces and marijuana-infused products Read More…

Wyoming budget committee to be named today

State lawmakers are continuing to work on Wyoming’s supplemental budget bill, and a committee is expected to be appointed today to iron out the differences in the House and Senate versions of the budget.   The House passed its version of the budget Monday, and the Senate passed its version Friday. From Wyoming Business Report

National Politics

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When Asked if Trump Was Concerned with Spending Taxpayer Money at Mar-a-Lago, Spicer Gave an Odd Response

White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked during Wednesday’s briefing whether or not President Trump was concerned about the rising costs associated with his regular trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Fox 5 DC’s Ronica Cleary asked if Trump has “any concerns about the push-back” about those costs and criticisms associated Read More…

A former Trump administration appointee who left without signing ethics pledge is now a lobbyist

President Trump signed an executive order Jan. 28 banning administration appointees from lobbying their agency for five years after leaving office. (Pete Marovich/Pool via European Pressphoto Agency) After a quick tour through government service, a former appointee in President Trump’s State Department has registered to work as a lobbyist for the telecom and pharmaceutical industries, raising Read More…