2015 MT Legislature

GOP Strangely Silent on Americans Number One Fear

Montana Republicans are seeking to make hay over Americans’ fears when it serves their political ambitions by drumming up xenophobic sentiments to drive right-wing policies – even though the Montana legislature – and all state government officials, have exactly zero power to make refugee decisions. However,…

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Moderate Republican Files Challenge to Art Wittich

A Bozeman Republican who served 12 years on the Bozeman School board has filed to run in the legislative seat currently held by the embattled TEA Party legislator, Rep. Art Wittich, which is House District 68.  As the Bozeman Chronicle reported of Republican Bruce Grubb’s announcement, he’s running against…

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GUEST POST: Gallatin Valley Dems Disagree

by Rep Tom Woods (D) HD 62  Sen Mike Phillips(D) SD 31 Sen JP Pomnichowski (D) SD 33 Rep Zach Brown (D) HD 63 Rep Chris Pope (D) HD 65 Rep Denise Hayman  (D) HD 66 It was disappointing to see that most of the Republican…

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GUEST POST: Legislator Urges Montanans to Welcome Refugees

By Christine Kaufman,  Montana State Senator from Helena A week before the Paris attacks, I was on the Greek Island of Lesbos, volunteering alongside young people from across Europe, welcoming overloaded rafts of refugees to safety.  Up to 5,000 a day were attempting the treacherous crossing….

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GUEST POST: An Embarrassment of Leaders

by Justin Robbins Robbins is a frequent contributor to the Cowgirl Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @JustinRobbins15 Most of us have that uncle.  You know the one…you’ve probably even been thinking about him as we enter the holiday season.  He’s living on Social…

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GUEST POST: Giving Thanks

  by Rep. Mary Ann Dunwell As I reflect this Thanksgiving, I give thanks for friends, neighbors, colleagues and loved ones. They help bring out the best in us and put up with the worst. Thanks to animal friends. They are pure love. Thanks to…

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GUEST POST: Thank the unsung heroes of Medicaid expansion 

This Thanksgiving, let’s thank the folks who won’t get much credit when thousands of Montanans are finally able to access healthcare come the New Year. These are the dedicated public servants in state government at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and…

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Mary Moe

GUEST POST: This is Why Unconstitutional Bills Shouldn’t Be Passed

by Sen. Mary Sheehy Moe (D-Great Falls) Sen. Moe can be reached at moe.mt.senate@gmail.com Follow her on Twitter  @MaryMoeMT For more on this issue, read Sen. Moe’s guest post from yesterday here.  This Thursday, Montana’s Department of Revenue will conduct a hearing on its proposed rules for implementing SB 410,…

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Monforton, We Will Miss You

In a statement today, Tea Party legislator and catechumen Matthew Monforton, of Bozeman has announced that he will not seek re-election.  In a statement, he said he is leaving the legislature because the Montana Republican Party is a “charade” and has been “infiltrated by Democratic…

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Wittich Seeks Postponement

The Trial of the Century might be moved back several weeks. Tea Party leader and state legislator Art Wittich, of Bozeman, has made a motion in court, asking the judge to delay by a few weeks his civil prosecution by Jon Motl, the Campaign Practices…

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