Judge Huss is involved in a very strange legal battle.

MT Judge Wants Taxpayers to Pay His Massive Sexual Harassment Settlement

First there was Judge Richard Cebull, who got caught sending hundreds of racist emails.  Then there was Judge G. Todd Baugh, who gave a former high school teacher only a 30-day jail sentence for raping a 14-year-old student, saying the man’s victim seemed older than her age. Now, there…

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GUEST POST: Highs and Lows

by Sen. Mary Sheehy Moe (D-Great Falls) Sen. Moe can be reached at moe.mt.senate@gmail.com.  I was asked recently to reflect on the highs and lows of the 64th legislative session. I thought you might be interested in this freshman’s response. High Points The greatest achievement of the…

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Legislature Adjourns: Cowgirl Analysis

The Montana Legislature adjourned today “sine die.” For Tea Party legislators who do not understand Latin, this means literally “without day,” meaning no specific return date.

The 2016 session was generally an excellent one for Governor Bullock as well all Montana citizens.

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WHEN: The 29th Annual Truman Dinner will be held on Saturday, May 9th starting with a reception starting at 5:30 pm.  Come early so you can have time to talk to all our honored quests, to meet statewide candidates for 2016, and to take part in our wonderful raffles…

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GOP Flummoxed

The Unemployment rate for Montana was announced today to be 4.1%. That’s the lowest in eight years, and substantially lower than when Steve Bullock was sworn in. This is good news for everyone except a small few. The uber-wealthy Greg Gianforte, considering a run for…


Wednesday Quick Takes

Montana’s Attorney General Tim Fox says marriage equality will “irretrievably” destroy his right to self-government   Joe.My. God reports this week that fifteen attorneys general, including MT AG Tim Fox, have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in which they try to claim that a ruling in…


Motl Gets Hearing

A hearing was held yesterday on whether to confirm Jon Motl as commissioner of political practices.  Motl was appointed in 2013 by Governor Steve Bullock. It was a hilarious spectacle.  A huge cross-section of the community of Helena showed up to testify in his favor…

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Trappers try to expand their cruel hobby

Another bill may soon be submitted to the Governor that trappers believe would strengthen their right to torture animals. The Cowgirl Blog has consistently voiced opposition to the practice of trapping, and I must do so again here. The practice is barbaric (here is a photo from the…

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2015 Truman Dinner Set for May 9th

The 29th Annual Truman Dinner will be held in Billings on Saturday, May 9, 2015.  Special thanks to Paul Van Tricht, President of the Yellowstone Democratic Club, for providing the following update.  This is a great event – but tickets sell out quickly so don’t wait to…

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GUEST POST: The Perils of Privatization

by Sen. Mary Sheehy Moe, D-Great Falls In a scene I love from To Kill a Mockingbird, a mob gathers outside the local jail, intent on grabbing the black man inside and stringing him up. Only one man, Atticus Finch, stands between them and the…

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Why Keenan’s Selection Matters

The Montana Democratic Party has picked Nancy Keenan to be its new executive director.  Keenan is an old-time Montana politico and also a national figure.   She comes from Anaconda, ran for Congress in 2000 and then became the president of NARAL Pro Choice America…