Tim Fox http://kufm.org en Missoula County Attorney meets with county commision to explain agreement http://kufm.org/post/missoula-county-attorney-meets-county-commision-explain-agreement <p>Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg met with the County Commission today to discuss the most recent revelations concerning his ongoing dispute with the United States Department of Justice.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:03:58 +0000 Edward O'Brien 15528 at http://kufm.org Missoula County Attorney meets with county commision to explain agreement Supporters of Medicaid expansion initiative can begin gathering signatures http://kufm.org/post/supporters-medicaid-expansion-initiative-can-begin-gathering-signatures <p>Supporters of an initiative looking to expand Medicaid in the state can now begin gathering signatures to place the measure on the November ballot.</p><p>The Attorney General’s Office approved the Healthy Montana Plan this week after finding problems with earlier versions of the initiative.</p><p>Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce says opponents still believe the measure violates the state constitution.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:38:14 +0000 Dan Boyce 15218 at http://kufm.org Daines introduces bill to repeal federal ID mandates http://kufm.org/post/daines-introduces-bill-repeal-federal-id-mandates <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana Congressman Steve </span>Daines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced plans Thursday to introduce a bill repealing portions of the 2005 REAL ID Act related to federally-mandated security protocols for driver’s licenses and other state-issued ID cards.</span></p><p>“In recent months, Montanans have become increasingly concerned about the federal government’s access to Montana’s personal information,” Daines said during a press conference in the state capitol building’s old Supreme Court chambers.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:35:17 +0000 Dan Boyce 14973 at http://kufm.org Daines introduces bill to repeal federal ID mandates Healthcare foundation board will decide how to spend $40 million from BCBS-MT sale http://kufm.org/post/healthcare-foundation-board-will-decide-how-spend-40-million-bcbs-mt-sale <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorney General Tim Fox’s office said Tuesday a group of candidates have been nominated for the board of a new healthcare foundation created following the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana to an out-of-state company.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:35:00 +0000 Dan Boyce 11981 at http://kufm.org Healthcare foundation board will decide how to spend $40 million from BCBS-MT sale DOJ launches anti human trafficking poster campaign http://kufm.org/post/doj-launches-anti-human-trafficking-poster-campaign <p></p><p>The Montana Department of Justice launched a poster campaign Thursday aimed at raising awareness of human trafficking in the state.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Five-thousand of the posters will be put up in rest stops and other public locations around the state.</span></p><p>A bill passed by the state legislature created the poster campaign.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">They are written in both English and Spanish and highlight a toll free number to a national help line and a Q-R code for smart phones.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:14:28 +0000 Dan Boyce 9852 at http://kufm.org DOJ launches anti human trafficking poster campaign Fox asking MT Supreme Court to prevent Rambold resentencing hearing http://kufm.org/post/fox-asking-mt-supreme-court-prevent-rambold-resentencing-hearing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorney General Tim Fox is asking the Montana Supreme Court to prohibit a District Judge from holding a resentencing hearing this Friday on the 30-day prison sentence a former Billings teacher received for raping his 14-year-old student.</span></p><p>The case has prompted widespread criticism from around the country.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:26:33 +0000 Dan Boyce 7892 at http://kufm.org Fox asking MT Supreme Court to prevent Rambold resentencing hearing AG blasts proposed BLM 'fracking' regulations http://kufm.org/post/ag-blasts-proposed-blm-fracking-regulations <p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:20:43 +0000 Dan Boyce 7590 at http://kufm.org AG blasts proposed BLM 'fracking' regulations Insurance Commissioner seeks to dismiss fears of privacy infringement from ObamaCare http://kufm.org/post/insurance-commissioner-seeks-dismiss-fears-privacy-infringement-obamacare <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica </span>Lindeen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> clarified Tuesday that workers who will be helping citizens enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (</span>ACA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) must follow the same state privacy laws as insurance companies.</span></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:12:25 +0000 Dan Boyce 7425 at http://kufm.org Insurance Commissioner seeks to dismiss fears of privacy infringement from ObamaCare AP reporters threatened after requesting concealed carry permit information http://kufm.org/post/ap-reporters-threatened-after-requesting-concealed-carry-permit-information <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for more than the past week after requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.mtpr.org/post/why-ag-doesn-t-want-ap-know-who-has-concealed-carry-permit" target="_blank">The request made headlines in recent weeks </a>after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:06:54 +0000 Dan Boyce 6448 at http://kufm.org AP reporters threatened after requesting concealed carry permit information Extended Interview: Tim Fox speaks on threats to AP reporters, thoughts on open government http://kufm.org/post/extended-interview-tim-fox-speaks-threats-ap-reporters-thoughts-open-government <p></p><p>Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.</p><p>The request made headlines in recent weeks after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.</p><p>Attorney General Tim Fox speaks with Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce about those threats and how his administration plans to approach open records requests in the future.</p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:36:26 +0000 Dan Boyce 6442 at http://kufm.org Extended Interview: Tim Fox speaks on threats to AP reporters, thoughts on open government