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Arntzen is paying staffer $187,000

If Republicans are indeed “fiscally conservative,” nobody has told this to Elsie Arntzen, the GOP state superintendent of schools who was elected last year to a four year term and has so far made a spectacle of herself on multiple occasions. She has seen fit…

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Stapleton’s “Tour” Off to Rough Start

Hilariously, the beleaguered new secretary of state Corey Stapleton has embarked on a statewide tour which he is calling the “Things that Matter Tour.” As in, most of what he spends his day doing doesn’t matter, but some of it does and he will talk…

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Montana’s Anti-Pot Crusader is Fired, Finally

The news came Friday that Mike Cotter, the top federal prosecutor in Montana and an Obama appointee, has been asked to resign by Donald Trump. It was one of 46 such requests by the President.  A strong-arm move for sure, but not entirely surprising and not…

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For $3000, ski a few runs with Daines and Rubio at Big Sky

Anyone who thinks Steve Daines is not making himself available lately has clearly not been paying attention.   For $3,000, anyone, especially corporate lobbyists from out of state, can hobnob with Daines and Marco Rubio on the slopes at Big Sky Ski Resort later in March.  Here is the…

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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…

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Nutjob Bills in the 2017 Legislature

Here are some of the ridiculous pieces of legislation that have been put forward in 2017 by some of the crackpot Republicans who control the Montana legislature. This is not a joke. These are real bills, and they are currently taking priority in the Montana legislature over anything legitimate that would create jobs or help people afford healthcare.

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Could Elsie Arntzen Be Recalled?

The big buzz in Montana politics today is the shocking front page article in the Great Falls Tribune, revealing that a borderline illiterate person is now the head of our school system.  In case you missed it, Arntzen was asked, in front of a classroom, whether she’d…

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Quist, Curtis, Gianforte eyeing House seat

It will grow, but right now the field of Democratic candidates for the special election to replace Ryan Zinke is already nearing a dozen.  Brian Schweitzer has effectively bowed out by having endorsed Rob Quist, the well-known Montana musician.  Zeno Baucus, a lawyer and Max’s…

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