Billings City Council Awards Legal Advertising contract to Yellowstone County News

Billings- The City of Billings awarded Yellowstone County News in Monday night’s City Council meeting the legal advertising contract for the next contract period. In an extensive consent agenda and debate, discussion revolved around long standing tradition of where Billings’ legal advertising has gone for many years, whether the business was located within city limits or whether businesses and individuals will follow the change.

City of Billings staff had recommended that the City Council approve the agreement for legal advertising with Yellowstone County News for one year, with five, one-year options to renew by mutual agreement.

During executive action and debate, Council member Brent Cromley made the motion to award the Billings Times as the legal advertising contract publication of record while Council member Mike Yakawich seconded the motion. Council member Rich McFadden said that he would vote against the motion, as Yellowstone County News actually “had won the bid and came in (more…)


MT Legislative Update from Representative Jonathan McNiven

Hello friends of Yellowstone County and House District 44.  I send my greetings from Helena as the Montana Legislature kicked off its 62nd session and the first week is now behind us.  It’s been a busy week getting everything organized while listening to house joint meetings about the budget concerns and more.  Over 2,000 separate bills or bill requests have been introduced in the first week alone. As one out of one hundred members in the House of Representatives, I’ll get to vote on those that make it to a vote of the full house, and on some of them in committee.  I have been assigned to the Business and Labor, Agriculture and Education committees. (more…)


Post Election Central – The Red Tsunami

Here are some more results from the 2010 Montana Elections that occurred this November for Republicans.  The resounding tsunami of red voters throughout the state has sent a message to Helena.  Here are some more things to think about as the 62 Legislative session begins January 3rd, 2011. 

 “The people of Montana sent a resounding message in the November 2ndelection that the Obama-Pelosi  way of doing business will not be tolerated in our state.  By casting their support behind (more…)

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2010 Montana General Election Results

For those interested in Montana’s elections, here are the final results of the general election for the state of Montana. You will find the percentage of points and votes casted in your district. As the republicans (GOP) gained a lot of seats, the Democrats (DEM) lost some as well. Many of the districts were won in landslides.

Jonathan McNiven, from Huntley, who was (more…)

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Candidate Jonathan McNiven HD 44

Picture of Jonathan McNiven, who is currently seeking election for the Montana House in District 44

Born and raised in Huntley, Jonathan McNiven is seeking election to House District 44 as a first time candidate.  “As a small business owner, I am committed to creating jobs, keeping our taxes low and getting Montana back on track”, says McNiven. Jonathan and his wife Tana have been married for (more…)


Jonathan McNiven Throws Hat into the Ring for State Legislature House District 44

Montana Republicans can have something else to be excited about this election season.  Another young, enthusiastic, good looking, connected, and involved individual has taken the plung and jumped in head first for House Distict 44.  Bill Glaser has retired and hung his hat up after 16 years of service to the people of his district which included (more…)

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