Ellie Hill

Thursday Quicktakes

TEA Party Sen. Jennifer Fielder New Head of Extremist Group The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting this week that TEA Party, militia affiliated state Senator Jennifer Fielder will replace Ken Ivory as head of the ludicrous public land takeover quacks known as the American Lands Council.  The…

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GUEST POST: Dirty Pool in House Human Services

by Linda Gryczan, Helena Hotflash Rep Art Wittich, (R-Bozeman), chair of House Human Services, called the committee back early from spring break to hear SB 405 by Sen Ed Buttrey, (R-Gt Falls), the compromise Medicaid Expansion bill. Representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, hospitals, business leaders…

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Political Quick Hits

Another Way to Get Better Representation I was walking in the Capitol recently and it resembles a nursing home.  Legislators are senior citizens predominantly.  Largely this is because legislators are volunteers.  They get $5,000 a year roughly.  Who, other than a retired person, someone who…

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Hill and Marbut Tangle Over Castle Doctrine

A Missoula man was convicted yesterday of setting a trap for an intruding foreign exchange student, luring him into the garage so he could shoot someone.  The case has incited a political debate about the Castle Doctrine which allows a person to use lethal force in defense…

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2015 Legislative Caucuses Meet Today

How this work – and what it means Today, Montana’s new and returning legislators will convene for the first time to get some training, meet as R and D caucuses, and vote for leadership. In the 2015 session there are a number of candidates vying…

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GUEST POST: Women’s Health Matters in Race for County Commissioner

by Rep. Ellie Boldman Hill, with co-signers: Nancy Keenan, former President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Rep. Diane Sands, Rep. Nancy Wilson, Senator Sue Malek, Montana Senate Candidate Cynthia Wolken, Councilwoman Caitlin Copple, Councilwoman Emily Bentley, Rep. Kim Dudik, Councilwoman Marilyn Marler When it comes to the race for…

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Sheriff Candidates Pretend to Be Democrats in Missoula

In the Missoula County race for sheriff’s T.J. McDermott is the only Democrat in the race yet all three candidates files as Democrats in the county, presumably in hopes that voters will be deceived in this Democratic stronghold. Let’s take a look at who these candidates…

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Will Horrendous CNN Story Move the Montana GOP?

Day of Reckoning Wednesday for Creepy School by Cowgirl The entire Montana House of Representatives will vote today on whether to regulate private religious schools, in the wake of a story by CNN exposing allegations of violence at Pinehaven School in the Flathead Valley. Boarding schools…

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