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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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Laurel Outlook: Business friendliness report says Laurel has room for improvement

A recent report has ranked Laurel in the bottom half of 25 Montana cities for business friendliness.
The Montana Policy Institute (MPI) and American Indicators released a ranking of the economic vitality, business tax burden, and community allure of Montana’s 25 largest cities, providing an index of the measures most sought after by businesses. The overall most business friendly city was Polson, with Glasgow and Sidney very close behind.

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Valley Journal: Polson named most business-friendly city

POLSON — At the Oct. 1 Polson City Commissioner’s meeting, City Manager Todd Crossett announced that the Montana Policy Institute completed a study on the most business-friendly of Montana’s 25 largest cities, and Polson topped the list. The three categories ranked were economic vitality, business tax burden and community allure.

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MPI’s business-friendly city rankings in the Valley Journal.

Sidney Herald: Sidney’s second in business ratings

Among the state’s 25 largest cities, Sidney was ranked second in business-friendliness for 2011 in the latest study by the Montana Policy Institute and American Indicators.
The study based rankings of three categories: Economic Vitality, Business Tax Burden and Community Allure.

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MPI’s Business Friendly Study mentioned in Sidney Herald.

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

Great Falls Tribune: Judge unseals lawsuit against former commissioner of political practices

Our lawsuit featured in the Great Falls Tribune.

Bozeman Daily Chronicle MT Union Article w/ MPI Pork Report Featured

3/21/11: Bozeman Daily Chronicle story about Montana unions, with MPI’s Pork Report prominently featured.

Havre Daily News Article Discussing if Montana Legislature is “Laughingstock”.

3/18:11: Havre Daily News article discussing whether or not Montana’s legislature is a “laughingstock” for supporting a freedom agenda. MPI’s Carl Graham quoted as a “no” vote on that one.

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