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Bill to restrict child marriages in Wyoming defeated in the House

CHEYENNE — For the second straight year, the Wyoming House of Representatives voted down a bill to restrict child marriages in Wyoming, even after the addition of several provisions intended to loosen the bill. The final vote was 31-28. Reps. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance; David Miller, R-Riverton; Jim Blackburn, R-Cheyenne; Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne; and Cyrus Western, Read More…

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Bill to restrict child marriages in Wyoming defeated in the House

CHEYENNE — For the second straight year, the Wyoming House of Representatives voted down a bill to restrict child marriages in Wyoming, even after the addition of several provisions intended to loosen the bill. The final vote was 31-28. Reps. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance; David Miller, R-Riverton; Jim Blackburn, R-Cheyenne; Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne; and Cyrus Western, Read More…

Andrew Yang and Michael Bennet Drop Out

Andrew Yang, a businessman who managed to whip up a coterie of ardent supporters online, announced that he would be dropping out of the presidential race just as the New Hampshire primary results started coming in. About half an hour later, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who was profoundly losing to the write-in vote at the time of Read More…

‘We will bring the fire’: ‘Squad’ member Ayanna Pressley threatens those who ‘don’t see the light’

Rep. Ayanna Pressley said she intends to “bring the fire” if Americans don’t adopt her political ideology during a conversation with NPR’s Democracy Now as part of the nonprofit organization Rising Majority’s conversation with “the Squad.” “As I said when we were at the border, we’re going to keep telling and elevating these stories with the hopes Read More…

Dem Strategist: Trump’s Efforts to Woo Black Voters Could Pay Off

President Donald Trump is working hard to convince enough African Americans to vote for him to make the difference in key states that could help him win the November election, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons said on CBS’s “Face The Nation” on Sunday. “Trump is going very hard at African-American men, particularly younger African-American men,” Simmons said, Read More…

Gov. Burgum champions North Dakota’s progress, potential in 2020 State of the State address

Gov. Doug Burgum on Wednesday called North Dakota’s future “full of boundless opportunity” as he outlined a blueprint for the state’s oil tax savings fund and announced opportunities for workforce and community development. The first-term Republican governor gave his State of State address at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. It’s his second such address Read More…

Trump defender Elise Stefanik out-raised Schiff and AOC last quarter

Rep. Elise Stefanik — the upstate lawmaker who became an overnight GOP superstar with her performance in the impeachment inquiry — raised a whopping $3.2 million in campaign contributions over the last quarter of 2019, beating out Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, raked in $2.5 million, while Democratic-Socialist darling Read More…

WYOMING LAWMAKER CRITICIZES ‘WOMEN ACTING LIKE SEXUAL OBJECTS’ DURING SUPER BOWL

CASPER, Wyo. — A member of the Wyoming Legislature criticized “women acting like sexual objects on national television” following the Sunday, Feb. 2 Super Bowl. House District 31 Representative Scott Clem said on Facebook that American culture “is sick and twisted, pushing over-sexualization everywhere.” Clem shared this article from the Miami Herald in which they report that evangelist Franklin Read More…

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announces advanced lung cancer diagnosis

WASHINGTON (WHAM) – Conservative radio host and political commentator Rush Limbaugh announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The announcement came Monday afternoon on the host’s nationally syndicated radio program The Rush Limbaugh Show. The 69-year-old radio host said during the brief talk on the topic that he intends to undergo treatment. READ FULL Read More…

Schreiner Drops Out Of Democratic Gubernatorial Race

House Minority Leader Casey Schreiner dropped out of the gubernatorial race Monday, leaving just two candidates running in the Montana Democratic primary race for governor. The four-term Great Falls state representative is suspending his campaign four months before Montana’s June 2 primary. In a statement, Schreiner said he doesn’t have the resources needed to run Read More…

Austin Knudsen Brings AG Campaign To Havre

Austin Knudsen brought his campaign for Montana attorney general to Havre Thursday, touting his conservative values and his determination to fight drug abuse, especially methamphetamine. Knudsen, a Republican from Culbertson, served four terms in the Montana House, two as Speaker, then returned home to hang up his shingle and practice law. He said the people of Read More…

Democrats to offer $760B infrastructure plan with big climate theme

House Democratic leaders are set to roll out their vision for a $760 billion, five-year infrastructure proposal that places a major emphasis on climate change, seizing on an issue that has become a growing concern for their party’s activists and presidential hopefuls. The framework — coming two years after President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan sank Read More…

North Dakota delegation rejoices after Trump signs North American trade deal

If Canada ratifies the new trade deal as expected, it would replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which President Donald Trump views as unfair to American workers. BISMARCK — The three members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation expressed gratitude to President Donald Trump after he signed the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Read More…

‘No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams billionaires for exploiting workers

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argues that people become billionaires only by exploiting workers and preying on vulnerable and less privileged people. “No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars,” she told the author Ta-Nehisi Coates at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event this week. Ocasio-Cortez shared a NowThis clip of their discussion Read More…

Daines bill aims to reform Patriot Act

U.S. Senator Steve Daines, R-Montana, announced Thursday he will be introducing bipartisan legislation to protect the civil liberties and privacy of Montanans from government spying programs. Daines’ bipartisan bill reforms Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which the National Security Agency has used to create a secret mass surveillance program that swept up millions of Read More…

Democrat Neill drops from Montana governor’s race

Democrat Reilly Neill has withdrawn from the 2020 governor’s race, saying she will work instead through “the media to educate, inform and report on issues of climate change and human rights.”  The Livingston resident and former state representative posted her decision on her votereilly.com website Jan. 12. “At every event for Democratic candidates I’ve attended in the Read More…

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon Is Nation’s Most Popular

REPUBLICAN GOV. MARK Gordon, who took his seat as Wyoming’s 33rd governor in 2019, is the most popular governor in America, according to Morning Consult’s latest survey.   The global technology company releases a survey identifying the country’s most and least popular governors every three months, with the most recent survey taken from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019. Read More…

Michael Bloomberg’s massive ad spending greatly affecting TV markets

He’s a one-man stimulus package! Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending so much money on television spots across the country that it’s causing ad rates to soar, a new analysis shows. “The typical [TV] market increased their rates by 22 percent as the political spending poured in,” an Advertising Analytics analysis found. “Houston was Read More…

Legislative Week wrap up

HELENA – Lawmakers are heading home after wrapping up their first Legislative Week. Throughout the five days, lawmakers were busy bouncing around from meetings, to training sessions to committee hearings. They also looked into moving to annual sessions. Montana is only one of four states who meets every other year for 90 days. The week was Read More…

Montana Marijuana Legalization Proposals Take First Steps Toward 2020 Ballot

A statewide campaign working to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana submitted two proposed 2020 ballot initiatives for state review Monday. According to the initiative backers, The first ballot proposal would legalize marijuana in Montana for adults. In a press release, backers say it would also establish a regulatory framework for pot cultivation and sales, including Read More…