Governor's 'dark money' bill hits committee

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  1. ILoveMontana
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    ILoveMontana - March 15, 2013 4:13 pm
    No wonder Art Wittich doesn't like the bill; being a "coordinator" for ATP he and his right wing extremist pals don't want ANY transparency of their dark money.
  2. 2012
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    2012 - March 15, 2013 6:16 am
    They should talk to Tester, he's the king of dark dirty money. He knows how its done, and did it well. He even got enough illegal dark money to fund the liberaltarians race.
  3. Regular Guy
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    Regular Guy - March 15, 2013 3:13 am
    Why are the Republicans afraid of being honest about where all that money is coming from?
  4. Jus Wundrin
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    Jus Wundrin - March 14, 2013 4:40 pm
    I cant think of anything that defines "dark" money more than:

    Taxpayer pays for unionized gubment employee. Unionized gubment employee is forced to pay dues to union fat cats whose annual salaries are sealed from public view. Fat cat big union bosses contribute big $$$ to election campaigns to those of the progressive variety.

    Wash, rinse, repeat......well laundered.
  5. Glaucon
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    Glaucon - March 14, 2013 3:01 pm
    Or it could be that Jim Peterson said he didn't want to amend the loophole - the ending of limits on how much special interest pacs can donate to candidates - that would let more corporate money flow into our elections.
  6. fidlr
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    fidlr - March 14, 2013 12:40 pm
    It is refreshing to see any type of bi-partisan cooperation in government. One has to question why any legislator would oppose this type of bill. If it is not perfect then simply amend it. Could it be that they get some political benefit from these hidden contributors? LOL.

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