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by jhwygirl The Rep. Gordon Hendrick’s promotion of secession talk for parts of Missoula County continues to bug me. We’ve got a state representative here who represents an area that is more Missoula County than it is Mineral County (about 60%), promoting – or looking into – the secession of a region of Missoula County […]

by jhwygirl Will Rep. Ed Butcher accept them? He’s said “no” – let’s see if he keeps his word. Tomorrow should be what some of us might call a Popcorn Floor Session. Butcher can be quite entertaining in full action – and tomorrow will almost undoubtedly maintain that predictability. Rep. Mary Caferro of Helena is […]

by jhwygirl Rep. Ed Butcher’s HB418 had its second reading on the Senate floor yesterday, but not without impassioned debate. In the end, the vote was 27-23 with a small handful of legislators crossing the aisle – including Sen. Gary L. Perry (R), who has sponsored a number of good environmental bills this session; and […]

by jhwygirl An unfortunate vote. Despite overwhelming opponent testimony focused on the poor environmental portion of HB418, the bill passed out of the Senate Agriculture committee with a 7-2 vote. Senators Cliff Larson (D-Missoula) and Gary Branae (D-Billings) were the NO votes. Thank you, Senator Larson, Senator Branae. Unfortunately, this one will go to the […]

by jhwygirl A reminder to all you folks out there that HB418, the proposed law that would authorize “investor-owned equine slaughter or processing facilities” is set for hearing today at 3 p.m. You can read more about this vile piece of legislation here at 4&20 or here at Left in the West or here at […]

by jhwygirl This one has been flying a bit under radar. I have to admit I’ve been watching it, as I’ve received a few emails from friends. Friends who normally don’t pay attention to legislative stuff, and friends who are both opponents and proponents to the legislation. I will also admit that at first, rather […]

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