Of mice and elephants …

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Rep. Frank Garner (R-Kalispell) – in cahoots with Rep. Steve Fitzpatrick (R-Great Falls) – sponsored HB 318. The bill would put some legal fences around the egregious conduct of some party central committees in Montana counties. Pretty good bill; pretty big reaction.

Silver bullet

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Sen. Roger Webb (R-Billings) sponsored SB 304. It would allow legislators to carry concealed weapons into the Capitol and onto chamber floors. Similar bills have been shot down in the past by gubernatorial veto.

Medicaid scathe

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Rep. Ed Buttrey (R-Great Falls) was late in introducing HB 658 on Medicaid reform. It would require reporting “community involvement” hours, namely work, each month. It would also require asset and means tests. Seems like the kind of bureaucracy that Republicans normally abhor.

Coal’n cancer

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Sen. Duane Ankney (R-Coal Country) traveled to Washington to confer on Trump Administration plans to subsidize coal production and coal-fired plants. Kinda like having taxpayers support dial-up internet, but even stupider.