Dark Money Daines

  Why is Senator Daines coordinating events and messaging with a Dark Money Koch Brothers group? The press conference that Daines is holding today is being held by the Judicial Crisis Network, a group whose aim is coercing our courts to continue along the failed…



Steve Daines: Mike Mansfield You Ain’t

Shoot, Daines would be lucky to be a Conrad Burns. Here’s some light reading to reflect on for Daines Address to the Legislature today.   Mike Mansfield The longest serving Senate Majority Leader in the history of the United States was a Montanan. I bet…


Reminder – Daines Cast Deciding Vote for DeVos

According to BDC reporter Troy Carter, Senator Daines was the final vote (literally) in favor of confirming Betsy DeVos, the least qualified Secretary of Education nominee in American history. Senator Daines received almost $50,000 in donations from DeVos and her family. Two Republicans joined Democrats…


Conflicts of Interest – Legislative Landlords

Post written by Ross Peter Nelson with additions by Cowboy Imagine walking into a grocery store. You just need a quart of milk, so you grab one from the dairy section and head for the checkout. The cashier rings you up and requests that you…


GOP takes aim at service dogs

The list of idiotic bills in the Montana legislature that was published here recently had a glaring omission: SB 364, introduced by GOP House member Donley Loge from St. Regis.   At a hearing on this bill last week, representative Loge said he is fearful…


Koch Brothers in Arms with Republicans/New Jersey Gianforte

We know why the Montana GOP and the Koch Brothers invested heavily in Greg Gianforte’s campaign for “CEO of Montana” and Elsie Arntzen’s whimsical fairy tale adventure to become Superintendent of Public Instruction…for publicly funded charter schools. Last week we saw a barrage of publicly…


You Can Help Fight for Equal Pay

  KBZK Story: Women in Montana make less than their male counterparts. But there are efforts to close that gap. Governor Steve Bullock held a roundtable Thursday to talk about how to make sure women and men are paid equally. At the table were MSU…


Rep. Kerry White (RTEA-Bozeman) said he had hoped to join Cliven Bundy in his armed stand-off against the BLM in Nevada.

New Jersey Gianforte & Kerry White Find Creative Ways to Sell Public Lands

Kerry White, (R-Bozeman) is Chair of MT’s House Natural Resources Committee. He has introduced HJ 9, up for committee vote tomorrow, Monday 2/20/17. This removes state protection of Wilderness Study Areas.  (This includes the Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Horn area connecting Hyalite to Yellowstone, a large swath of…


New Jersey Gianforte Protests Too Much

New Jersey Gianforte. Is this a fair nickname for Gianforte the outsourcing champion? Maybe it is, maybe it is, who’s to say? Maybe life isn’t fair, some people can afford to spend 6 millions dollars as a hobby and have nothing to show for it….


Indecent Exposure

What is it with Republican legislators and the current Commissioner of Political Practices? OK, OK, they don’t like him. He’s brought the full weight of the law against some of their own (as well as some Democrats), and his zeal for transparency and fairness in…


Greg Gianforte

Republicans Turning Against New Jersey Gianforte

MTGOP may lose Zinke’s Congress seat to Democrat: Read it here by Dr. Edwin Berry My book “Montana’s Last Indian Water Compact” (now in paperback and Kindle) addresses the reason the Montana Republican Party is controlled by a right-wing fringe that represents only 20 percent…