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by jhwygirl The Daily Chronicle editorial boards’ endorsements focus on anti-partisanship as an ideal qualification – they use the word partisanship at least 4 times in the piece. When an editorial board says Pomnichowski’s opponent Burnett “is too ideologically rigid to be effective in the Legislature,” had to hurt. Burnett. Ouch! And I gotta give […]

by jhwygirl Jay’s raising some cash for Bozeman’s JP Pomnichowski. She’s great. I told you all before. (Don’t make me repeat myself – go use the search over there on the right.) We need to keep her around. Get over there to Left in the West and give a great Progressive some love.

by jhwygirl No surprises there, I guess….but honestly, what a shame. Seems Montana GOP can’t play fair or nice – just dirty – especially when it comes to JP Pomnichowski. Kent, a poster, gives us some news on a push poll he received Saturday morning. Obviously JP Pomichowski of Bozeman is a threat, because they’ve […]

by lizard There are a few ways of going at the proliferation of Castle doctrine law, laws which create substantial barriers for prosecutors to actually bring charges when self-defense is invoked. Slate frames it like this: One amazing thing about the recent spate of laws that make it easier to shoot people and get away […]

by Jay Stevens Hey, everybody! I thought I’d drop in and say hello and give shouts out to old friends that did well in their election bids yesterday. Jhwygirl and I chatted on the phone the other day, and she said I should post every once in a while, and why the heck not? I […]

by jhwygirl Jim Brown, a Dillon attorney, chief legal council for the Montana Republican Party and executive board member, and legal representative for American Tradition Partnership is pretty proud of his defeat of Montana’s 100 year old ban on corporate funding of elections here in Montana – here he is boasting on Bozeman’s once-and-future state […]

by Pete Talbot I was hoping the pundits and polls were wrong, but they weren’t. What is even more depressing is that Montana followed the national trend of moving to the right. In some cases, moving to the far right. Let’s start with the PSC races. The Republicans now have a majority on the commission […]

by jhwygirl This post has been corrected. Political campaign robo-calls are illegal in Montana, per Montana Code Annotated 45-8-216. Maybe someone needs to tell Tom Burnett, Republican candidate for Bozeman House District 63…..or the marketing firm making the calls, Marketplace One, with a phone number of 319-294-7021. That would be CHICAGO IOWA, folks. Yep – […]

by jhwygirl Highlighting the value of top-notch legislators, this past legislative session saw the passage of HB678, which revised gravel pit/opencut mining laws in a way that is getting some pretty good reviews in this Great Falls Tribune story. Under a new public notice requirement included in House Bill 678, which was approved in 2009, […]

by jhwygirl The joint interim Water Policy Committee meets this Wednesday and Thursday to discuss water issues. Day one is pretty much water permitting and exempt wells, while Thursday will encompass coalbed methane (CBM) and its water-related issues. You can listen or watch the sessions live by streaming from links on the legislative main page […]

by jhwygirl Please consider this an open thread. I’m looking for craft shows around the area – and by area I mean Kalispell, Helena, Bozeman, Butte, Deerlodge, Billings, Great Falls. Know any? Let me know below. (Thanks.) Goddess knows there are plenty of people upset about the County’s plan proposal to consolidate precincts and close […]

by jhwygirl Please consider this an open thread…. Welcome Yellowstone County Democratic Party to the blogosphere… I’m a birder, so here’s a Summer tanager alert: Here’s an interesting NYTimes story on blogs and bloggers, titled Blogs Falling in an Empty Forest, The latest news out of the dam removal at Milltown: Volunteer vegetation has sprouted […]

by jhwygirl SB94, from Democrat Sen. Larry Jent, of Bozeman, would revised closed water basin permitting laws. It allows for exemptions to hydrogeological assessments for ground water appropriation permits for beneficial uses – it then goes on to define beneficial uses as “does not cause reduction in water supply” and “substantially returns all the water […]

by jhwygirl Just Thursday and Friday here, folks. For a complete list of committee hearings, check this out. On Thursday, in Senate Fish & Game, is HB190, which is Rep. Kendall Van Dyke’s bridge access bill. The surviving bill which has a pretty large showdown not only in committee, but on the House floor. HB190 […]

by jhwygirl There is a correction in this post, below, for HB75 This post is just for Monday and Tuesday. 105 committee hearings for just those two days. Keep in mind, too, that this is all on the downhill side, too – and I need to remember that also. Floor hearings are becoming all the […]

by jhwygirl Quite a list for the last two days of the week. Thursday we’ve got a number of bills in House Local Government related to zoning, planning and subdivision issues: Rep. Michele Reinhart has 3 bills. HB405, which is basically a housekeeping rule which clarifies what mitigation issues are and how they are identified. […]

by jhwygirl Monday starts off with Rep. JP Pomnichowski’s proposals HB359, which would require public notice for open cut mining (gravel pit) permits and HB313, which would revise open cut mining permit regulations, and allow counties to permit operations. This one gives back to counties that which was removed in the 2005 legislative session that […]

by jhwygirl On Thursday, January 29, the House Fish, Wildlife & Parks committee will hear HB253, the Wild Buffalo Recovery and Conservation Act, propose by Rep. Mike Phillips and Rep. Ted Washburn, both of Bozeman. The House FWP committee meets at 3 p.m. HB253 is a bipartisan bill which would essentially transfer management of bison […]

by jhwygirl Note: There’s some problem with the House floor audio from today, folks. I’m sure the legislative staff will get that corrected. It’s a long day and those people are kicking ass doing a tremendous job. First off – a Happy 29th Birthday to Rep. JP Pomnichowski, of Bozeman! The entire House sang a […]

by jhwygirl Thought I’d look back on some of the bills I’ve posted on. This post goes through week 2. Rep. Robin Hamilton’s HB62, which requires mandatory trappers education and safety courses has passed the three readings in the House (with a 51-48 final vote). It moves to the Senate. Rep. JP Pomnichowski’s HB63, which […]

by jhwygirl 166 meetings this week, folks – and there’s no Martin Luther King holiday for these guys… On Monday we’ve got one in the Senate that is already tuning up for the potential for disaster. Water policy stuff. Read about it in that link. Senator Jonathan Windy Boy has SB196 scheduled for hearing in […]

by jhwygirl This week’s schedule for the House is here, and for the Senate is here. Rep. Sue Dickenson, of Great Falls, has two bills associated with recycling in the Natural Resources Committee – HB21 and HB35. Missoula’s HD-92 Rep. Robin Hamilton has his HB62 set for hearing – it will require mandatory safety and […]

by jhwygirl The 61st Legislative session may not convene until Thursday, January 5th, but start-up tasks are being dispatched quickly, with committee assignment having been rolled out this past week. With the state House split 50-50 and a Democratic governor, the Speaker of the House went to the Democratic party. Initially, Speaker Bob Bergren (Havre) […]

by Jay Stevens As I mentioned late last night on LiTW (no link, ha), the GOP had captured the Senate. Not a big surprise. But what is a big surprise is that it looks like they’ll control the House, too. It’s a surprise because the Republicans had to defend so many seats, and they were […]

by jhwygirl 3:23 p.m. Wednesday: That’s it, folks..final numbers in. That two last holdouts in the races below – Secretary of State McCulloch and State Representative JP Pomnichowski – pulled through, both with decent room to spare It looks like Gallatin County appears to be the hold-outs tonight – Flathead and Yellowstone are both done […]

by jhwygirl Each morning, we can all get downtown via free shuttle buses being provided by the city for all delegates and press and people in limbo, like me. I still haven’t written about yesterday’s ride – but I thought I might write about today’s. I mentioned this morning, the delegates are getting pretty comfortable. […]

by consonant girl Thanks Indy! Ed Tinsley’s blog is up at the Billings Gazette. If you forget that first link, go to the main page, search for that “blog” tab at the top of the page, the DNC will pop up when you get there, and there you go! You’d think with Montana’s delegates front […]




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