Archive for March 4th, 2009

by jhwygirl

SB425, which The Editor at the Button Valley Bugle calls “Walleye Welfare” sees its second reading on the floor of the Senate tomorrow, Thursday, at 1 p.m. The Editor put together another thought on it – detailing the shenanigans of the fiscal note drawn up for the bill, in this post, titled Quick Note. Now, we’ve blogged that one here, too – but Button Valley Bugle’s done it much better. If you care about hatcheries across the state, and you don’t want to see the cost of your fishing license go up, contact your senators before 1 p.m. and tell them NO to walleye welfare.

ALSO on the Senate Floor, another bill that hasn’t gotten a whole lot of love – none, frankly – is Sen. Jim Schockley’s SB497, which protects protesters from people that are entering health care clinics. That post had some lively discussion – and so did this one. Be sure to contact your senators on this one, too – for some reason that we’ve yet to figure out here at 4&20, this one sailed through committee 12-0.

For another take on Schockley’s bill, check out Montana’s newest female blogger, 42nd Wave Feminist with her post, titled “We’re in the Friday Feminist Fuck You”.

…and while you’re at it, don’t forget to update your blogroll and your favorites.

Those are the two big ones as I see it, people. Here is Thursday’s entire House floor schedule, and the entire Senate floor schedule.

Here is an easy links-filled page that will help you find who your senator(s) are (me? I’ll contact all of Missoula’s), and help you find out how to contact them also. Me? I like the interactive map.

by jhwygirl

I didn’t count them, but it sure is a pretty long list for just two days of committee meetings.

First up, on Thursday, we’ve got


I guess all you all can look at for now is that list of meetings for Thursday and Friday…as I try to access the .pdf or html page to read the bills, they won’t download. So it’s hard to write about ’em if I don’t know what they say.

Maybe tomorrow I can at least get to Friday’s meetings.


by problembear

“it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better.” with those words president obama warned us a few weeks ago to not get too hopeful about how soon things will get better. toxic assets are working their way through the pipelines of a very weakened economy and they do not just threaten insolvency for the largest banks in america, they pretty much guarantee it. if you want the straight scoop on this without all the political fluff and stuff just take a listen to this. heard it last night and it really makes sense out of the myriad of problems facing america right now and in the future. in a weird way it made me feel better.

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