Category - Montana Legislature

Montana budget woes

It’s bad and it will hit the most vulnerable the hardest, maybe ’cause foster kids, teen mothers and the disabled don’t have lobbyists and don’t contribute much money to campaigns. Analysis from the Montana Budget and Policy...

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Mail-in ballot fireworks

Who says committee hearings are boring. Montana House Judiciary Chairman Alan Doane chose to clear the room when a “concerned citizen and taxpayer” didn’t agree to the new rules and refused to leave the podium. There were so many proponents for SB...

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Adam Hertz and Steve Daines are cowards. Representative Hertz was narrowly elected last fall in a very toss-up district in Missoula. He beat a tough opponent in Andrew Person. Missoula is widely considered to be the progressive home of Montanans...

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I volunteered for Bernie Sanders. I gave Obama voters rides to the polls. I sent money to Hillary. As a kid, I pulled a Eugene McCarthy campaign wagon in Great Falls’ Pet & Doll Parade. But I voted for Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, both Bushes...

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  I hear Circus music in the capitol! That can only mean R Harris is speaking on one of his bills House Judiciary). #mtleg #calliope — MontanaNut (@MontanaNut) January 30, 2017 Still just one-ply in the #mtleg latrines, though? — John Barnes...

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Don Pogreba is an 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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