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GOP see letter as sign of Democrats' attitude


HELENA - A former legislator has urged fellow Democrats to give the Republican majority no help in solving the state's budget deficit, and GOP leaders believe that's a reflection of the partisan disagreement over where to find additional money.

An e-mail sent to Democratic lawmakers last week from Tom Towe, a former Democratic senator from Billings, encouraged Democrats to resist GOP pressure to take money from the coal tax trust fund. It also offered political advice on cooperating with Republicans.

''Finally, I genuinely believe it does Democrats no good to help Republicans out of their b...

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