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Bullock Vetoes Trapping Bill Governor Bullock has vetoed a bill that attempted to expand trapping in Montana. It was the right thing to do. In 2004, Montana passed a constitutional amendment protecting the right to harvest big game. Fish and game, however, cannot be trapped….

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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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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…


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Governor-wannabe bankrolls pro-hate, anti-Halloween crusade

As the GOP-dominated Montana Legislature narrowly defeated an Indiana-style bill to legalize discrimination, it has come to light that Bozeman billionaire Greg Gianforte has been bankrolling a crusade in favor of such laws. The Alliance Defending Freedom, which was previously called the Alliance Defense Fund, has been the…



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Montana Astroturf Strategy Backfires on Koch Brothers

This was a bad week for the Koch Brothers in Montana. Their astroturf “group,” Americans for Prosperity, is fighting Medicaid Expansion.  That’s right–the Koch Brothers, who are worth $50 Billion – each,  are trying to ensure that someone who makes $15,000 is not able to…




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Ohio GOP Governor Blasts MT TEA Partiers’ Ridiculous Stance on Medicaid Expansion

John Adams of the Great Falls Tribune has once again obtained some very interesting video from a closed-door Republican meeting. In the video,  TEA Party Republican Scott Sales appears to have attempted some chest thumping in front of the press after Adams discovered the meeting.  He launched into…




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2016 and the Montana Governor’s Race

A poll was published earlier this week by the Gravis Marketing firm showing Ryan Zinke and Tim Fox edging out Steve Bullock in 2016.  This poll is not to be trusted. Gravis marketing is like a broken clock that shows the correct time twice a…



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Montana Democrats, Your Presence Is Requested…

by Cowgirl A rare, intimate variety of democracy will take its course Saturday morning at the county fairgrounds in Helena, Montana, when the Democratic Party chooses a nominee to replace John Walsh. Nobody in Montana politics can recall anything quite like this event, so it…