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NEW VIDEO: Republican House leaders admit they cost Montanans jobs in 2015

  HELENA -- A new video released today by the Montana Democratic Party highlights Republican legislative leaders admitting their only goal in 2015 was to kill an important jobs bill. “(Republicans) were in a position to stop it and walk out of here feeling like they got a win. And I understand that,” said Republican Hou…

Gianforte Refuses to Stand Up for Montanans' Right to Vote, Save Taxpayer Money

HELENA – New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte joined the Republican leadership of the Montana Legislature Tuesday in refusing to support efforts to make it easier for Montanans to vote. Just one day after Rob Quist called on Gianforte to join him in asking the legislature to approve mail ballots for May̵…

Do Montanans really have to wait one more day for a jobs bill?

  HELENA -- Montanans have been waiting 99 days for a jobs bill and now Republicans on the House Appropriations committee are going to make sure they wait at least one more. The House Appropriations committee has had the bipartisan Senate Bill 367 in front of them since April 1, but has yet to take action.   …

Is Greg Gianforte Even Running for Congress?

HELENA – Crickets on Facebook. Silence on twitter. Public events? Ha!   So many Montanans are asking where New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte has been these days, they went ahead and mocked up MISSING posters. Even his own friends are wondering what is up.   But yesterday we saw the first sign of life…

Tester Sided with 75% of Montanans on Gorsuch Vote

A Newspaper Column by Evan Barrett April 7, 2016 Montana’s two US Senators were split on the vote that last Friday confirmed Neil Gorsuch as the next lifetime member of the US Supreme Court.  Senior Senator Jon Tester voted against the successful nominee, citing, among other things, Gorsuch’s propensity to judge cases in …

Montana Democrats statement on the death of John “Skeff” Sheehy

HELENA -- Montanans lost a legendary political leader on Friday with the death of the Hon. John “Skeff” Sheehy -- a longtime Democratic legislator and former Montana Supreme Court Justice.  Sheehy, 99, died in Helena on Friday. Raised in Butte during its heyday and then the Great Depression, Sheehy went on to become a well…

BREAKING: Students Protest Greg Gianforte, Ask College to Condemn “Discriminatory Rhetoric”

   HELENA – The student paper at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey is out today with a scathing overview of a campus controversy surrounding a famous alum – New Jersey multimillionaire Greg Gianforte.   According to The Stute, students have started a petition asking the c…

Statement from the Montana Democrats on the death of Mignon Waterman

  HELENA -- On Thursday, Montana lost a longtime Democratic activist and public servant with the death of Mignon Waterman. She was 72. Waterman represented Helena as a Democratic State Senator in the Montana Legislature for 12 years. But her service extended far beyond her time in the Legislature. She was involved in many statewide a…

House Republicans fail to pass important jobs bill -- again

  HELENA -- On 4/06 day, House Republicans had the opportunity once again to create countless jobs for the folks who chose to live in the 406 area code. But once again, they failed. “Republicans once again chose politics over people by voting down a job-creating infrastructure bill," said Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the…

House Republicans fail to protect firefighters who protect us

HELENA -- House Republicans had one last chance to do the right thing for the health and well-being of the many firefighters in Montana who keep all of us safe on Thursday. But they failed -- again.  Rep. Casey Schreiner, D-Great Falls, tried to blast Senate Bill 72, out of committee and onto the floor of the House, but partisan polit…

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