The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By GARY BUCHANAN
Former Director Montana Dept. of Commerce 

SB 379 is Bad For Business

 

April 14, 2021



Senate Bill 379 is a bill that is anti-jobs and anti-economic development. For a legislature supposedly focused on the Governor’s rightful concerns for entrepreneurship, it’s a real step backward. Higher electricity bills will harm efforts to attract businesses to Montana.

I support helping Colstrip, but not at the expense of every other business in Montana. I have been part of the Billings’ business community for more than 40 years and have served a half dozen Governors, both Republicans and Democrats. In the early ’80s, I was Montana’s first Director of the Department of Commer...



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