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Media Trackers Montana: 50 State Legislators Discuss Free Markets at Montana Policy Institute Forum

A total of 50 state legislators and approximately 130 people met this weekend to discuss free market principles for Montana.

The two-day event was hosted by the Montana Policy Institute (MPI) and focused on gearing up both state legislators and the general public for the upcoming 2013 legislature. The forum featured discussions and presentations on important issues for the upcoming legislature and was highlighted with a presentation by Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Member and Senior Economics Writer Stephen Moore.

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Media Trackers Montana: New Study Says State Employees Receive 15% More in Total Compensation than Private Sector Workers

A new study released by the Montana Policy Institute (MPI) shows that employees of the state of Montana receive 15 percent more in total compensation than employees in the state’s private sector.

Unlike Montana’s State Human Resources Division’s biennial salary survey, the MPI study on public and private wages in the state includes fringe benefits and compares total compensation to private sector equivalents.

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Media Trackers Montana: Bullock’s Office Seeks to Dismiss Suit Against Former Political Practices Commisioner

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock’s office is seeking the dismissal of a law suit against former Montana Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP) Dave Gallik brought by the Montana Policy Institute (MPI). The suit was filed under the 2005 “False Claims Act,” which alleges on behalf of the state that Gallik worked for his private law practice on state time and with state resources during his tenure from May of 2011 t0 February of 2012….

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MPI Files Lawsuit Against Schweitzer’s Chief of Staff

The Montana Policy Institute (MPI) — a conservative policy think tank located in Bozeman — has filed a lawsuit against former Commissioner of Political Practices Dave Gallik and his wife Department of Commerce administrative assistant Gail Gallik, Schweitzer’s Chief of Staff, and a Department of Administration manager, in order to recover taxpayer funds that were misappropriated while the two conducted private business on state time.

Our lawsuit story by MediaTrackersMontana