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Dear Editor: Researching Senate and House Bills

I read with interest last week’s letter to the Editor about the Senate and House bills that will endanger public lands. I have been watching what goes on in Helena and for the life of me, I didn’t remember any of those bills on the agenda. So, I...

 

Let's Talk...Election Integrity Act of 2021

By now I am sure that anyone who watches the news has seen the spat about the revamping of Georgia’s voting laws. I listened as the President stood at the podium and made many claims about the bill – calling it Jim Crow on steroids. That is...

 

Let's Talk...The Southern Border

Picture yourself standing on a scenic overlook, overlooking the Rio Grande at four in the morning in the Texas town of Roma. Next to you is a Counterterrorism Specialist. Across the river is the town of Miguel Aleman, Mexico and you can hear the...

 

The "Woke Cancel Culture" Racism, and Me

This is not going to be sugar coated for the sake of the "woke". Growing up through the 60s and 70s, I have seen the struggles of what being a different color means. I witnessed what being of a...

 

Let's Talk...Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, considered to be Modern Slavery, is defined as the illegal smuggling and trading of people for forced labor and sexual exploitation. The long official definition is the...

 

Let's Talk ... National Debt

For a few years I have watched our National Debt as it soared at a frightening rate, much like watching a teenager with a credit card. A basic description of our nation’s debt is what money our government has borrowed from sources, such as private...

 
 By Jim Buterbaugh    News    June 10, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Tell the Senate not to bail out the states

Lawmakers in Washington are back at it again. As we speak, they’re debating whether they should send bailout money to the states. This is not the best path forward. Why? Because many states have mismanaged their budgets for years (well before this...

 

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