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(Photo From John Walsh)
(Photo From John Walsh)
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FIRST Press Release From Senator John Walsh

It's not everyday that your state receives a new US Senator via appointment. And it is in that spirit that I pass along, in whole, Senator John Walsh's FIRST official press release as senator.

But before that, here is the audio of Senator Walsh taking office:

 

 

 

Walsh pledges to protect civil liberties, cut spending, create jobs

Senator, an Iraq veteran, also promises to fight for veterans as he takes oath

John Walsh pledged to protect civil liberties, cut spending and create jobs as he officially became Montana's newest U.S. Senator Tuesday.

Walsh, the former adjutan

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(Photo provided by: ​Governor Bullock's Office
(Photo provided by: ​Governor Bullock's Office
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​Governor Bullock Names Angela McLean, Montana’s 31st Lieutenant Governor

On Monday, Governor Bullock named Anaconda teacher and the chair of the Montana Board of Regents, Angela McLean, to serve as Montana’s 31st Lieutenant Governor.  The Montana Board of Regents is responsible for the governance and administration of the Montana University System

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Campaign Watch: Rep. Steve Daines Raises More Than $1M for Senate Run

Rep. Steve Daines the early frontrunner for the Republican nomination to fill Sen. Max Baucus' soon to be vacant seat in the U.S. Senate raised $837,773 from individuals and political committees, and another $198,580 from joint fundraisers with other candidates

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05:  Various unions, social causes and organizations attend a rally calling on greater social equality, organized by non-unionized fast food workers demanding for a wage raise from $7.25 per hour to $15.00 per hour and to be unionized on December 5, 2013 in New York, United States.  The day held various protests in front of fast food outlets around the country and culminated in a larger rally attended by various groups in downtown Manhattan.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Various unions, social causes and organizations attend a rally calling on greater social equality, organized by non-unionized fast food workers demanding for a wage raise from $7.25 per hour to $15.00 per hour and to be unionized on December 5, 2013 in New York, United States. The day held various protests in front of fast food outlets around the country and culminated in a larger rally attended by various groups in downtown Manhattan. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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My Three Political Pet Peeves

Yesterday I was a guest on Rick Tryon’s “Politics in Montana” radio show in Great Falls and the topics were my three pet peeves about our political climate.

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(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Bohlinger May End Campaign For U.S. Senate

Former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger says he may end his campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate if current Lt. Gov. John Walsh is appointed to serve the rest of Max Baucus' term. Walsh has asked Bullock to appoint him, but the Democratic governor has kept quiet on a possible selection.

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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 20:  Volunteers unfurl a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 20, 2010 in Washington, DC. The rally at the memorial was organized by brothers Laird and Robin Monahan who spent the last five months walking from San Francisco, California, to Washington to protest the court decision, which overturned the provision of the McCain-Feingold law barring corporations and unions from paying for political ads made independently of candidate campaigns.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 20: Volunteers unfurl a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 20, 2010 in Washington, DC. The rally at the memorial was organized by brothers Laird and Robin Monahan who spent the last five months walking from San Francisco, California, to Washington to protest the court decision, which overturned the provision of the McCain-Feingold law barring corporations and unions from paying for political ads made independently of candidate campaigns. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Citizen’s United Four Years Later

On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States heard a case brought by a conservative lobbying group known as Citizens United.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Have A Question For Senator Jon Tester – Email It Today

My next conversation with Senator Tester will happen the afternoon of November 14th and will air Friday the 15th. As I have in the past, I'd like to ask him as many of your questions as my time with him allows

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Governor Steve Bullock On The KMMS-AM Morning Show

Governor Bullock will check in with me Wednesday afternoon for his monthly conversation. I have a number of questions for him, but I would rather ask him YOUR questions!  Much like Mark's:
What is his administration going to do to stimulate job opportunities for workers that are over 50 years of age and can't retire or don't wish to retire?"

Thanks in advance for your insightful questions

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Walgreens Announces Plans To Shift Employee's Healthcare To Private Insurance Marketplaces
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Montana Senate Majority Leader Art Wittich

Health care expenditures in the United States are currently about 18 percent of GDP, and this share is projected to rise sharply. If health care costs continue to grow at historical rates, the share of GDP devoted to health care in the United States is projected to reach 34 percent by 2040

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Tom Egelhoff, Host of Open for Business - Saturdays 11AM to 2PM Mountain Time
Tom Egelhoff, Host of Open for Business - Saturdays 11AM to 2PM Mountain Time
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“Open for Business” Labor Day Weekend

"Open for Business"is taking the weekend off. But you can still listen to previous shows online.

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