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BREAKING: Gianforte Fired Someone for Having MS-Multiple Sclerosis

Republican Montana Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte settled a lawsuit from an employee that alleged he was fired after revealing he had multiple sclerosis. According to the court filings from 1991, John Cardinale of New Jersey sued Brightwork Development, Inc. and Gianforte along with it. Brightwork…

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Greg Gianforte: Sales Tax an “IDEAL SOLUTION” in Montana

“IDEAL SOLUTION”  – Greg Gianforte in his own words “What I would consider an ideal solution, from a high-tech perspective… would be to replace the current income capital gains rate with a sales tax,” Gianforte told the Council. “I know that there are a few…

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Greg Gianforte Campaigning with Montanans’ Tax Dollars$$?

  Yesterday, the Billings Gazette Editorial Board blasted Republicans for their hypocritical fiscal irresponsibility. No, they were not writing about republicans killing the mail ballot special election that would save the taxpayers nearly a million dollars. The Billings Gazette was talking about the enormous expense…

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Why is Tim Fox Bashing Jon Tester for Working Across the Aisle?

Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox both took commendable steps to address the growing drug problem in Montana. Tester, in a letter to the Administration, invited the Trump Administration to work with him to come up with solutions to address…

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Gianforte is the Swamp

  How many of you have seen Gianforte’s commercial about “draining the swamp?” Probably a lot since his ads run non-stop. A better question is how many of you saw this commercial during the Governor’s race? The answer is none. After exclusively only being in…

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Jeff Essmann Doesn’t Trust Montana Voters on I-182 or Voting

By Ross Peter Nelson and Cowboy After Jeff Essmann’s Senate Bill 423 sabotaged the state’s medical marijuana (MMJ) law in 2011, Montanans responded by overwhelmingly passing I-182 last November. In addition to repudiating his near-shutdown of the industry, I’m sure voters hoped he would learn…

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Guess Who’s Running for Governor?

  Sources within the New Jersey political world and D.C. consultants say there’s a chance Mr. Gianforte will throw his hat into the race for Governor of New Jersey. The New Jersey Primary for Governor is June 6, 2017, just enough time to spend 6…

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Jim Nelson

Beware the Bull, Not the Kangaroo

By Jim Nelson,  Montana Supreme Court Justice (Ret.) Senator David Howard recently published an op-ed concerning the Montana Supreme Court’s proposed amendment to the Montana lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct.  His piece misses the mark. The rule change under consideration would clarify that it is…

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