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Government transparency is getting another watchdog in Montana with the creation and launch of the Montana Transparency Project (MTP), a non-profit, nonpartisan initiative dedicated to helping organizations and individuals prepare and keep track of public information requests, educating local governments and elected officials on the Right to Know, and ensuring the protection of this constitutional provision for all Montanans.


MTP is excited to announce its official launch date of Wednesday, Jan. 3. The organization is prepared to assist with information requests immediately.


Along with front-end help on requests, the Transparency Project is available to submit requests on its own behalf when doing so would be in the public interest. Additionally, MTP hopes to serve as a general resource and consulting body for all things Right to Know.


Its co-founders are Jacob Linfesty, MTP’s president, Lauren Halverson, vice president, Lydia Dal Nogare, treasurer, Caroline Bullock, secretary, and Addie Slanger, communication chair. The five are all deeply passionate about the Montana Constitution and are overwhelmingly excited to see MTP, a project on which they’ve been working for months, officially launch.

Visit MTP’s website starting Jan. 3, at for more information or to get in touch for help with a public information request.