2017 MT Legislature

Guest Post: Don’t Let Montanans’ Health Go Up in Smoke: Raise the Cigarette Tax by $1.50 Per Pack

By: Kristin Page Nei, Montana government relations director, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; Amanda Cahill, government relations director, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association; Ronni Flannery, American Lung Association in Montana. This year, a staggering 1,600 Montanans will die from tobacco use – the leading…

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There’s No Vaccine for Stupid: Anti-Vaxxers Take Up Raw Milk

  Does everyone remember when the anti-vaxxers got all riled up on behalf of preserving archaic illnesses other countries eradicated 50 years ago? These bunker-dwelling Montanans did not prevail, but are back in force with a new plan to preserve their freedom to expose your children to diseases…

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Updated: Kelly McCarthy Fights for Statewide Equality

Update: Join Montanans in Support of LGBTQ Equality at the LGBTQ Lobby Day on Monday, February 20th in Helena at the Capitol McCarthy introduced a statewide non-discrimination bill to prevent discrimination against the LGBTQ community in renting, employment, and public accommodation. The bill is HB…

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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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Unions Set To Merge?

By Montana Cowtales This page appeared on Facebook this week: https://www.facebook.com/MontanaUnified/ , signaling the public face of merger discussions between the Montana Public Employees Association and the MEA-MFT. The MEA-MFT is largely a teachers’ union with a mix of pink- and white-collar public employees while…

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Greg Gianforte and Richard Spencer

Please pray for Republicans and Greg Gianforte. A battle for the soul of the Republican Party is being waged. Will Gianforte and Co side with Richard Spencer and Steve Bannon(remember Bannon tutored Spencer) who have taken over the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and…

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