- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - The head of Flathead County Republicans is alleging that groups supporting the controversial water compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have failed to disclose the full extent of their lobbying activities.

Jayson Peters filed the complaint with the state commissioner of political practices. It claims that the tribes, the pro-compact lobbying organization Farmers and Ranchers for Montana and lobbying firm Mercury LLC all failed to disclose money used for direct and grass-roots lobbying.

According to the Daily Inter Lake (http://tinyurl.com/lwx5goc ), Montana Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl said the parties named will have 20 days to respond to the allegations.

Tribe spokesman Rob MacDonald says lawyers are still reviewing the complaint.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, http://www.dailyinterlake.com

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