DEQ Press Releases

Governor Bullock Declares Winter Storm Emergency in Montana

Perry, Marissa 0 16386

Governor Steve Bullock today issued an executive order declaring an emergency in Montana due to a severe early season storm. Areas hardest hit include Cascade, Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Pondera, and Teton counties and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Glacier County, and Pondera County have issued local emergency declarations.

Montana’s Candidate Contribution Limits Are Increasing: Adjusted Limits Became Law on September 21, 2019

Adjusted Limits Became Law on September 21, 2019

Beall, Katie 0 366

 

Helena, Mont.— As required by law, the Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP) has adjusted Montana’s candidate contribution limits for the 2020 and 2021 elections. Montana’s new contribution limits were calculated by multiplying last cycle’s limits by an inflation factor provided in statute. The COPP has adjusted the contribution limits for inflation every other year since 2003.

Notice of the COPP’s adoption of these adjusted contribution limits was published in the Montana Administrative Register on September 20, 2019, and the new contribution limits become law on Saturday, September 21, 2019. A summary of the contribution limits that will apply for the 2020 and 2021 elections is included below.

Any contribution received by a 2020 candidate prior to September 21, 2019 was subject to the previous election cycle’s contribution limits. The 2020 candidate’s contributions on or after Saturday are subject to the adjusted 2020 contribution limits. This means that any 2020 contributors may contribute to the campaign again in an amount not to exceed the difference between their previous contribution and the new contribution limits.

As always, information about campaign contributors and funding is publicly available on the COPP’s Campaign Electronic Reporting System (CERS).

The mission of the Commissioner of Political Practices is to promote confidence, transparency, and accountability in Montana’s democratic processes. Additional information about campaign finance disclosure requirements are available on the Commissioner of Political Practices’ website.

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STATE OF MONTANA POLITICAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS SUMMARY – applicable to 2020 campaigns

This guide is just a summary - for complete requirements, see Title 13, Chapters 35 and 37, MCA.

CANDIDATE

To Own Campaign............................................................... No Limit

INDIVIDUAL Human Being

To a PoliticalParty Committee.......................................... No Limit
To a PoliticalAction Committee........................................ No Limit
To a BallotIssue Committee.............................................. No Limit
To candidates for Governor/Lt. Governor..................... $710 per election
To a candidate for Other Statewide Office*................. $360 per election
To a candidate for Other Public Office**...................... $180 per election

POLITICAL COMMITTEE

To a Political Party Committee......................................... No Limit
To a Political Action Committee...........

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