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Timm Twardoski

ALEC harmful to democratic process

This letter is in response to Sen. Roger Webb’s Sept. 11 letter that attempted to portray the American Legislative Exchange Council as a benign, even helpful organization. In fact, ALEC actually plays a harmful role in our democratic process. Through ALEC and its secretive, closed door meeti…

September 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Horse Sense: Little joy among state workers over pay deal

HELENA — No one was jumping for joy over the deal struck last week to give most Montana state government workers pay raises starting next month.

June 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Bill for state pay plan amended, passes House committee

Bill for state pay plan amended, passes House committee

HELENA — A split House Appropriations Committee approved a state pay plan Saturday, but stripped out the 5 percent raises in base pay for state workers in each of the next two years that Gov. Steve Bullock and unions had sought.

March 23, 2013 9:22 pm Related Loading…

Supreme Court decision a win for middle-class families

This week’s historic U.S. Supreme Court's decision affirming the constitutionality of Obamacare is a victory for middle-class families. Thanks to the Supreme Court's decision, Obamacare will continue to ensure that children in Montana cannot be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions,…

July 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Congress needs to stand by the unemployed

Congress needs to do the right thing and fully renew unemployment insurance for 2012 without change. Millions of workers are in the fight of their lives looking for work and are still trying to get back on their feet four years after Wall Street millionaires crashed our economy. Congress sho…

February 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Health premiums frozen for Montana public retirees

HELENA — Retirees of Montana public employee retirement systems will face no increase in health insurance premiums under an agreement reached by Gov. Brian Schweitzer and public employee unions.

September 08, 2011 2:34 pmLoading…
Unions file complaint over pay raise defeat

Unions file complaint over pay raise defeat

HELENA — Three public employee unions filed an unfair labor practice complaint Wednesday over the 2011 Legislature's refusal to pass the pay raises for state workers they had negotiated with Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

May 25, 2011 7:25 pmLoading…

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