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GUEST POST: Ignoring the Needs of Constituents

by Dan Lourie Dan Lourie lives in Bozeman. He is a lifetime activist for peace,  justice and equality, has  written to newspapers since 1964.  During the 2015 legislative session in Helena, we watched with dismay the malevolence and utter disdain for our needs, our rights…

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Twelve MT Lawmakers Call for Rounding Up and Arresting Federal Officials

by Cowgirl Twelve Montana lawmakers are backing a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement the Affordable Care Act in Montana. The state legislators voiced their support for such a scheme in a survey from Ron Paul’s “Campaign for Liberty” TEA Party, on which they…

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Cowgirl Blog Primary Election Predictions

Here are my predictions for the most important races in the primary, the state legislative races. While some bloggers have chosen to focus on the races that Lee Newspapers once deemed important, the real question on everyone’s mind is who will prevail tomorrow night- the…

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Meeting of the Minds

In a little over a month, legislators from across Montana will descend on Helena to make the laws you must live by.  Let’s meet them. 1-Rep. David Howard (R-TEA Park City), Chair of the House Human Services Committee. Rep. Howard is on the record saying…

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Nuggets of Wisdom

Birther Bob Wagner is back. The former GOP state legislator from Harrison penned a guest editorial in the Flathead Beacon defending the Republican legislator who demanded to be paid for his time in gold and silver. Is your state Legislature and state employees hostile to…

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R’s Move Right

The GOP has thrown out its leaders, and replaced them with more ideologically conservative purists. Jim Peterson, the Senate President, has been sent packing (literally–poor Peterson could be seen carrying his office contents, including a giant plant and a few framed pictures and a box…

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