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…


Rob Quist Fights for Students & Social Security

Montana native Rob Quist, musician and songwriter with the band Montana and founder of the former Mission Mountain Wood Band, announced in Red Lodge that he plans to seek the Montana Democratic Party’s nomination to run as a Democrat in the special election for Rep….



A Montana story: ‘I do not rent to your kind’

Update: Join Montanans in Support of LGBTQ Equality at the LGBTQ Lobby Day on Monday, February 20th in Helena at the Capitol   By Kathleen O’Donnell As printed in the Billings Gazette When I was 17, I joined the Army National Guard. I completed basic training before…


Students Speak Against Gianforte’s Exploitation

4 students went to testify in support of SB 211, including Haley Cox, Robert Moore, Molly Baird, and Ali Everts. Here are their comments to the committee: Hello my name is Haley Cox and I’m here representing myself. I’m a student at Montana State University….


Trump’s Florida Speech Leaked Early!

Trump’s campaign for 2020 is set to start on Saturday as he will be firing up his Red Hats in Orlando, Florida. Trump doesn’t deliver speeches. He has some remarks prepared and sometimes he just riffs on topics. What is seen below is a few…


Skees-zy Money

Guest Post by Josh Manning Manning is a combat veteran and serves on the leadership team of Common Defense, a group of progressive veterans who want to affect political change. You can follow him on Twitter @joshuamanning23 If the Montana Republican Party and its legislators…


OPI’s Investigation That Isn’t

Reposted from THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD First it was an investigation, then it wasn’t, now it is? This afternoon’s email brought a tip showing that Jim Kerins and CMS have ineed been retained by Elsie Arntzen regarding student proficiency reporting. Kerins began contacting OPI…


New Jersey Gianforte’s Motives Questioned

Dems introduce anti-Gianforte bill prohibiting candidates from using “gifts” to influence elections Legislation is response to Greg Gianforte giving $8 million to MSU while running for Governor Helena-Today the Senate Education and Cultural Resources committee in the state legislature is considering SB 211 sponsored by…


Zolnikovs’ Rapist Rights Bill

There is a saying that politics makes strange bedfellows, and that is certainly true in the case of Daniel Zolnikov, the self-described Republican “young-gun” representative from Billings. Zolnikov is well-known for his anti-establishment ways and for operating outside the norm, but his recent hearing on…


Whitewash

  Every so often, a legislator presents a bill in a way that appeals to the heart, as well as the mind. Such was the case when Rep. Bridget Smith introduced HB 322 to the House State Administration Committee. HB 322 would change the holiday…


Elsie Arntzen and Betsy DeVos

Go West Betsy DeVos, Go West from THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD Yesterday Superintendent Elsie Arntzen invited the U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos to visit Montana. Nothing surprising here and nothing new at all. To Arntzen’s credit it’s something she should be doing. It’s…