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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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3rd Biennial MPI Legislative Forum

In preparation for the 2013 Legislative Session, Montana Policy Institute is bringing national, state, & local experts together for a discussion of budget reform, fiscal discipline, government transparency, education policy, & property rights and providing practical alternatives to return growth and prosperity to Montana. Our Friday evening dinner forum keynote will be Stephen Moore, Editorial Board Member and Senior Economics Writer at The Wall Street Journal.

The event will take place at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena on November 16 & 17, 2012. Please see the link below for the event homepage and to register. Early registration is highly encouraged as we are expecting a full house. Early bird rates available until Wednesday, 11/7.

3rd Biennial Montana Policy Institute Legislative Forum – November 16-17. 2012

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship page for more details and secure online sign up or contact our Bozeman office at (406)219-0508 or at info@montanapolicy.org.

Great Falls Tribune: Judge hears testimony in Gallik case

HELENA – A Missoula judge heard more than two hours of testimony in a Helena courtroom Wednesday in a lawsuit alleging former Commissioner of Political Practices Dave Gallik abused his state office.

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KXLF: Former Montana political practices chief hit with lawsuit

HELENA – The Montana Policy Institute has filed a lawsuit against former MT Commissioner of Political Practices Dave Gallik for allegedly using state money to operate his private law firm.

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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

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

Our lawsuit featured in the Great Falls Tribune.