Monday, October 02, 2023


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Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Former governor sounds off on property tax debacle

How did the largest percentage of Republicans elected in Montana history grow government at the fastest rate in ...

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

Republican efforts to impeach President Joe Biden may run into a roadblock, since a Trump-era Justice Department opinion puts into question the ability to go forward with an impeachment inquiry without a House vote.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

Two Americans seeking a refreshing dip this summer paid with their lives, the Washington Post reported. Both swam in natural bodies of water hosting the brain-eating bacteria, Naegleria fowleri, which apparently ...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Forestry can reduce carbon emissions

Active forest management can help mitigate climate change impacts and improve forest health and resiliency.

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Republican property tax fumble reveals corporate Oz behind the curtain

Costs will continue to rise for working families, thanks to Montana Republicans.

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Medicare Advantage supports health care for rural Americans

Many Medicare Advantage plans go beyond the basic coverage of traditional Medicare.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Facts on property tax and a billion bucks back

State and local governments don’t need huge additional amounts of inflationary money, so the actual tax bills will be less than this initial estimate.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Secretary Jacobsen: Supporting public lands while following the law

I was recently made aware of a social media campaign soliciting money claiming to fight for interests that I support and will continue to support: local control and public lands.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Coming soon to Montana politics: Property tax revolt

Those with good memories will recall when a citizen property tax initiative, I-105, was on the ballot in 1986.

Updated 3 months ago
Fighting the fentanyl crisis in Montana

In April, the Justice Department announced charges against several leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel and numerous other individuals accused of trafficking fentanyl.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Taking on China to defend our Montana way of life

And while the spy balloon certainly got a lot of headlines, the truth is that China has been working to undermine us for a long time now.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
The best way to honor those who didn’t make it home is to fight for those who did

I’ve taken the lead in introducing bipartisan legislation with 12 of my colleagues, including every Navy SEAL in Congress to ensure the VA is granting veterans access to life-saving mental health care in their lo...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Associaton of counties not happy with Gianforte veto

His veto ignores 132 legislators from both parties who voted for SB 442. It ignores 56 county commissions and numerous local governments who support the bill because it supported needed county road maintenance, e...

Updated 5 months ago
Certainty, jobs and hope through sustainable forestry

Serial litigators also know about the risks Libby faces, but they don't care. Nor do they care about the Kootenai National Forest, grizzly bears, bull trout or any of the other threatened or endangered species th...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Former secretaries of state say don't mess with elections

But once 150 legislators get together with time on their hands, plenty of strange ideas to emerge and become bills.