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City of Bozeman sued over tax-funded political advocacy

BOZEMAN – In an Amended Complaint filed today in district court, Roger Koopman and five co-Plaintiffs are suing the City of Bozeman for what they describe as “blatantly illegal, tax-funded political advocacy” in connection with the city’s recent campaign to pass the Bozeman Public Safety Center bond issue.

The 28-page suit cites several sections of state law, including MCA 2-2-121, which states in part, “…a public officer or public official may not use public time, facilities, equipment, supplies, personnel, or funds to solicit support or opposition to any political committee, the nomination o...


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