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Workers Rally From Across Montana to Defeat "Right to Work"

HB251 and “right-to-work” legislation was defeated in the Montana State House by a vote of 62-38. Thousands of workers from across our state joined together over the last couple months to let their representatives know that defending Montana’s...

 

Senate Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Making Tax Relief for Small Businesses Permanent

U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to make the 20 percent pass-through small business tax deduction permanent. His bill, the “Main Street Tax Certainty Act,” will support small businesses, help create...

 

Legislation Introduced to Expand & Strengthen Local Meat Processing Capabilities

On Tuesday, February 23, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), joined by Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to support small meat and poultry...

 

The West Badly Needs a Restoration Economy

Farmington, a city of 45,000 in the northwestern corner of New Mexico, has run on a fossil fuel economy for a century. It is one of the only places on the planet where a 26-kiloton nuclear device was detonated underground to free up natural gas from...

 

Gianforte Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff: Honor Those Who Have Lost Their Lives to COVID-19

Governor Greg Gianforte, pursuant to President Joe Biden’s proclamation honoring 500,000 Americans and more than 1,300 Montanans who have lost their lives to COVID-19, has ordered all flags flown in the State of Montana to be flown at half-staff...

 

Workers Overwhelmingly Oppose "Right to Work" at HB251 Hearing

On February 16, workers from across the state came together to oppose HB251 and “right-to-work” legislation in front of the House Business and Labor Committee. “Right-to-work” laws have proven to depress wages, working conditions and safety...

 

We've Been Trickled Down Upon Enough

The Legislature is now considering the Gianforte tax policy: cutting income taxes for the wealthy with the promise that a windfall for those at the top will somehow “trickle down” to the rest of us. That familiar refrain is called “supply-side...

 

Montana Outfitters and Guides Association on the Future of Senate Bill 143

The Montana Outfitters and Guides Association (MOGA) issued the following statement regarding the future of Senate Bill 143, sponsored by Senator Jason Ellsworth (R-Hamilton), after it passed a second reading in the Senate earlier last week with a...

 

Gianforte Signs Carry Bill Into Law

Governor Greg Gianforte signed House Bill 102 into law on Thursday, February 18. The new law protects Montanans’ Second Amendment rights and promotes public safety. “Every law-abiding Montanan should be able to defend themselves and their loved...

 

New Starlink Fast Internet Coming to Rural Areas

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation being constructed by SpaceX[2][3] providing satellite Internet access.[4][5] The constellation will consist of thousands of mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), working in...

 

SB 143: Good For MT's Resident Hunters & Small Businesses

As a small business owner and a lifelong sportsman who hunts on public lands, I have a deep appreciation for the outsized role that both play in making Montana the Last Best Place. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, especially in our...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - February 15, 1996

FEBRUARY 15, 1996 It looks as if it will be possible to reconstruct the Whitetail road mostly within the existing right of way, Commissioner Leonard Wortman said during Thursday’s regular county commission meeting. It may be necessary to go ten or...

 

Council Approves Matching TIF Funds for Town Master Plan

The Whitehall Town Council unanimously approved a request from the Jefferson Local Development Corporation (JLDC) to use $20,000 in TIF funds to further the Whitehall Master Plan project at their February meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021. JLDC,...

 

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