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GUEST POST: It’s time to let Barry Beach go home

by Sen. Mary Sheehy Moe (D-Great Falls) Sen. Moe can be reached at Follow her on Twitter  @MaryMoeMT “An injustice to him. An outrage to all.” So reads the mission statement of Montanans for Justice, one of many groups that have been advocating for the exoneration of Barry…


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Best #MTleg Band Name Tweets

Thanks to all the smarties who played #mtlegbands today to help highlight the massive budget cuts made by the GOP. Here are some of the best, and a few that didn’t quite work. You can see more on Twitter here. But you don’t have to use…

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GOP Legislature Looks at Options for a State Government Shutdown

The GOP-controlled Montana Legislature appears to be studying its options to shutdown the state’s government. Materials posted on the legislative website from an interim committee called the Legislative Council include a report on state government shutdowns entitled “Shutdown Showdowns” from the National Council of State Legislators,…

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NEW STUDY: Republicans Really Got This Wrong

Remember “rate shock”? For a while there all TEA party GOPers did was rend their clothing and wail about this supposed looming disaster–that Obamacare would bring drastic price increases. Well that turned out to be bad information. In fact, so many people are getting bad…

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The Wisdom of David Howard

  by Cowgirl Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court began its consideration of the arguments about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.  Here in Montana, Health and Human Services Committee Chair David Howard, perhaps the last person that should be permitted to make laws about health…