Thursday, December 08, 2022


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Updated 2 years, 5 months ago

Uncle Sam wants you to get counted

As the country celebrates its birth as a nation, one of the most patriotic things Montanans can do is stand up a...

Updated 1 year ago
Catastrophic wildfire threat requires forest management

Last year was a historically destructive wildfire season. While we haven’t yet seen the end of 2021, 64 large fires have burned over 3 million acres nationally. The economic damage caused by wildfire in 2020 is e...

Updated 1 year ago
Bipartisan infrastructure bill invests in Montana

As a farmer, I know firsthand that good things take time.

Updated 1 year ago
The Ripley Project, like our forest, serves many purposes

The governing board of the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition (KFSC) has voted unanimously to support a legal defense of the Forest Service’s Ripley Project. This vote represents the strength of the collabora...

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Defending Montanans from the Democrats' tax and spend spree

Democrats, led by President Joe Biden, U.S. senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, are rushing a reckless $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree bill through Congress that...

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Take advantage of this opportunity to build Montana's workforce

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), our state has an opportunity to make unprecedented investments in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.

Updated 1 year, 4 months ago
Critical race theory can't be allowed to open the classroom to discrimination

A recent thoughtful and well-reasoned attorney general’s opinion on critical race theory from Austin Knudsen has people on the left stamping their feet and pulling out their hair. The Montana Democrats’ spin mach...

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Republican leadership celebrates successful legislative session

Montana voters spoke clearly last November. They elected Republicans up and down the ballot, giving legislative Republicans a clear mandate to make good on our campaign promises of protecting the Montana way of l...

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Choose truth and cooperation over lies and divisiveness

The board members of the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition (KFSC) feel obligated to speak up about the role of public input in public land management actions. The KFSC is a collaborative group dedicated to s...

Updated 1 year, 6 months ago
Tom Wood has big shoes to fill

I am humbled and grateful for the confidence and support from Libby Volunteer Fire Department members, my friends and family, in giving me the opportunity to fill the role as fire chief.

Updated 1 year, 7 months ago
Buzz around Colstrip is fueled by misinformation

Every session we have bills that create new potential for Colstrip, those bills are constantly surrounded by media misinformation that is meant to confuse and mislead lawmakers and the public. This session is no ...

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Targeted COVID Package Will Reopen Our Economy

One year into this pandemic, Montanans are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Montana taxpayers should not foot bill for liberal agenda disguised as COVID relief

Over the course of 2020, Congress passed five bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages. Republicans were in the majority in the Senate and President Donald Trump was in office. As Republicans, we committed to working...

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Haphazard attempts to make drugs cheaper could damage innovation

All Democrats and many Republicans are committed to making prescription drugs more affordable.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Reining in D.C. will take a convention of states

The Montana Senate last week voted on a crucial measure to address the current fiscal crisis ongoing in Washington, D.C.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Montana runs on coal, let's not forget it

For more than 20 years, I've worked with many key industry leaders, stakeholders, state officials and the past two presidential administrations on developing energy policy. Montana has always been a resource-rich...