July 14, 2016

Missoula Independent July 14, 2016 by Derek Brouwer Now, on city council, von Lossberg finds himself at the center of a trailblazing effort to do so within city limits. As with any gun policy in America, and especially in Montana, the proposal to expand background checks to private gun sales is …

June 27, 2016

Independent Record June 26, 2016 by TOM LUTEY BILLINGS — The national battle over whether food labels should identify genetically modified ingredients took a major turn that Montana producers say they can stomach, but don’t necessarily find helpful. After years of debate over whether genetically modified ingredients were unique enough to …

November 28, 2015

Convenience Store and Fuel News November 25, 2015 By Thomas A. Briant The local regulatory movement against tobacco products began some 26 years ago in 1989 when the city council of White Bear Lake, Minn., became the first city in the country to ban the sale of cigarettes through vending machines. …

November 17, 2015

In November 2014, we posted our state preemption predictions for the 2015 legislative sessions. We based our predictions on the history of state preemption strategy and on trends in preemption legislation filed or adopted in 2014 and earlier. We also considered past experience with industry lobbyists and front groups, as …

September 28, 2015

The Trace September 25, 2015 BY ALEX YABLON   Missoula, Montana, is a liberal town deep in the heart of the gun-loving High West. It sits in a state not known for taking kindly to gun laws — in fact, since 1985, when the legislature passed what’s known as a “preemption” …