State seeks to fine group behind campaign lawsuit


HELENA — The commissioner of political practices is asking a judge to penalize a group that was behind the effort to undo Montana's ban on corporate political money as part of an ongoing dispute over campaign finance law.

Western Tradition Partnership first filed a lawsuit early last year to undo Montana's century-old restriction on corporate political spending.

The organization was later accused by the commissioner of political practices of failing to report expenditures. Western Tradition Partnership subsequently filed a lawsuit arguing it does not have to file disclosures on spending...

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