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#MTLeg Tweets of the Week for 13 January 2013

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Without the majestic wisdom of Representatives James Knox and Derek Skees, this year’smtleg #mtleg Tweets of the week may lack a certain sense of the unbalanced, but I look forward to providing a glimpse at some of the 140 character madness and insight that is the Montana Legislature this year.

This opening week is a bit more serious than last year’s posts, but I expect the energy to pick up as the session drags on.

Runners Up

  • @TomGloverMT: #mtleg Montana people need health insurance. Hand injury $25,000. Overnight in hospital $8,000. Sick? Lose job? No insurance? -Lose home
  • @BobBrigham: @MikeMillerHD84 You are dividing by (human) persons, not "persons". You are doing old school, corps aren’t people math. #MTpol #MTleg #I166
  • @montanajen: Wills are broken during this plague. Good bills are killed, bad ones pass. It wears you down, in a bipartisan fashion. #mtleg
  • @TribLowdown: Second biggest applause line so far: Mont. is second per capita for micro breweries #mtleg #mtpol

This Week’s Winner

  • @EllieBoldmanHill: Republican Missoula legislator Champ Edmunds considers challenging U.S. Sen. Baucus: http://bit.ly/XKQPVq  via @missoulian #MTLeg #MTPol (can’t beat that one for humor)

About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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