HELENA, Mont. -

New commissioner of political practices Jonathan Motl says he expects to start issuing decisions soon on a list of complaints dealing with disclosure of money in politics.
    
The issue surrounding so-called dark money has taken greater significance since some court decisions freed up campaign spending, but also created some confusion over the requirements to disclose that spending.
    
It has resulted in more than half-a-dozen complaints that ask the commissioner of political practices to sort out various details dealing with disclosure of spending.
    
Motl was recently appointed by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to the post after spending much of his legal career interested in campaign finance transparency in government issues.
    
Republicans say they remain leery over whether the office will treat them fairly.