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Statement from Executive Director Nancy Keenan on Sen. Steve Daines' absence from the Montana Capitol today

“Senator Steve Daines failure to show up today and answer tough questions from his bosses -- the people of Montana -- was a cowardly move,” said Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. “Montana has only three voices representing us in Washington D.C. and they need to be listening to all of…

ICYMI: Billings Gazette calls out GOP For misleading on the state's budget

Who’s telling Montana budget tales? Billings Gazette // Editorial Listening to Gov. Steve Bullock and GOP legislative leaders opine on the Montana budget makes one wonder if they are talking about the same state.“The biggest challenge Montana businesses face is growth itself,” Bullock said in his State of the State speec…

ICYMI: GOP leader slams Greg Gianforte

 State Senate President Scott Sales calls failed candidate for governor not “electable” HELENA – During a Republican Lincoln-Reagan dinner held at the Watson Irrigation Training Center outside of Townsend, state Senate President Scott Sales criticized New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte for losing t…

MT Republicans kill Paycheck Transparency

Legislation aimed to close wage gap in Montana HELENA -- On the heels of one of the largest women rallies in Montana history, Montana Republicans in the Legislature failed to do what's right today and support Montana women by passing the Montana Paycheck Transparency Act. The Governor's legislation, (Senate Bill  217), being carried …

Republican legislators give, then take away special education support

HELENA -- Republicans in the Montana Legislature decided to play games today with some of Montana’s most vulnerable citizens -- our students with special needs. Democrat Rep. Kathy Kelker’s House Bill 32, which supports special education, passed on second reading off the House floor yesterday, even with 37 Republicans voting …

Gianforte continues to oppose to equal pay for equal work

During failed race for governor, Gianforte came out against equal pay legislation HELENA - As the Montana Legislature and the U.S. House consider equal pay legislation, Montana women remember the actions of failed candidate for governor, New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte, who questioned the importance of equal…

Republican legislators vote against special education funding

HELENA -- Thirty-seven Republican legislators voted against HB 32, carried by Rep. Kathy Kelker (D-Billings), which would increase funding for special education programs in public schools. "Another day, and another vote against public education by Republican legislators," said Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana D…

Senator Cory Booker to headline 2017 Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner

HELENA -- U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, will be this year's keynote speaker at the Montana Democratic Party's 39th annual Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner on March 18 in Helena, executive director Nancy Keenan announced today."I can't wait to get back to the Last Best Place to speak with folks about the exciting future of o…

Dems introduce anti-Gianforte bill prohibiting candidates from using “gifts” to influence elections

Legislation is response to Greg Gianforte giving $8 million to MSU while running for Governor Helena-Today the Senate Education and Cultural Resources committee in the state legislature is considering SB 211 sponsored by Diane Sands (D) of Missoula prohibiting the Montana University System (MUS) from promoting  gifts made by…

Latest MT Republican tactic: Attack young Montanans

Republican Party Chairman and sitting State Representative Jeff Essmann's petty attack on colleague HELENA -- The Montana Republican Party hit a new low when they launched a petty attack on Rep. Jacob Bachmeier (D-Havre), who is leading by example and inspiring young people across the country to get involved in public service. "Ch…

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