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Gov. calls lawmakers 'biggest boozers'


HELENA — Citing alcohol sales data, Gov. Brian Schweitzer has called state lawmakers some of "the biggest boozers," just as the legislature is preparing to arrive in Helena to start what already promised to be a tough session.

Schweitzer's comments, predictably, are not sitting well with legislators.

The governor, who for years has lampooned the lawmakers for eating "thick steaks and old whiskey" bought by lobbyists, upped the ante recently at a press conference discussing tax revenue.

He pointed out Department of Revenue data showed wholesale liquor sales go up in Helena when the Legi...

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