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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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GUEST POST: Making Congress Responsible for Wildfires

Guest post by Norma Duffy.   Ms. Duffy is lifelong resident of Beaverhead County, a businesswoman, farmer, public advocate, and single mother who has no tolerance for the bad politics-as-usual, interfering with our future as Montanans. Follow her on Twitter @Ilikewoods  UPDATE: as of 8/16/2105 at 4:00 pm  Gov. Steve…

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GUEST POST: Get the Montanans for Sensible Government Newsletter

In this edition:

BULLOCK’S CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR: reason vs extremism
BULLOCK’S LIKELY OPPONENT GIANFORTE: extremist masquerading as technocrat.
NANCY KEENAN CHAIR OF MT DEMS: a seasoned pro takes over
MELISSA ROMANO RUNS FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
DIRK SANDEFUR RUNS FOR STATE SUPREME COURT
GALLATIN COUNTY DEMS ANNUAL GALA: a tribute to Dorothy Eck, Sept 11th @ The Emerson

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Monday Quicktakes

Welcome New Montana Blogger Laura Lundquist: Montana on the Ground Montanans know Laura Lundquist as as an award-winning newspaper reporter specializing in environmental and outdoor coverage in Montana and Idaho.  Now, she’s got a new project, an independent blog covering “land, water and wildlife related issues…

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GUEST POST: No Strings For UBER

by Norma Duffy

Ms. Duffy is lifelong resident of Beaverhead County, a businesswoman, farmer, public advocate, and single mother who has no tolerance for bad politics-as-usual interfering with our future as Montanans. Follow her on Twitter @Ilikewoods

(Second in a series of Three)

Uber argues that as a technology company, it is not subject to laws regulating public transit like other transportation providers,  who have to follow ADA rules. UBER doesn’t want to Fingerprint its drivers, or do background checks. Instead of getting along with others… Uber likes running headlong into cities, no matter the consequences.  Uber doesn’t feel, any standard local laws should apply to them…. which generally entails, getting into fights with regulated taxi services and city halls throughout America, once they decide to move in …

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Lee State Bureau, RIP

Surprising news was delivered Thursday by the Great Falls Tribune. The Lee Newspapers company is shutting down its State Bureau, meaning that Mike Dennison and Chuck Johnson, the state’s two veteran political reporters, are departing, leaving the company.  Sources with knowledge of the the decision say Lee…

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