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I saw recently that the Montana Legislature has approved a plan for a 69 percent pay raise. After passing a budget in 2017 that left the state in a deficit, Republican legislators think they should be rewarded with a fiscally irresponsible pay raise?

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As every Montanan knows: we are blessed to live in this beautiful state. With our big sky, soaring ranges, roaring rivers, and wonderful people Montana is a paradise just begging to be enjoyed. And, as Montanans, we all want what is best for our great state and the people fortunate enough to…

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An article in the October 2018 Atlantic (“Is Democracy Dying?”) points out that one of the checks and balances the creators of the Constitution employed was the use of time. The writers of the Constitution were highly educated men for whom the importance of rational thought was paramount. Th…

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When I voted for the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Act, also known as Medicaid Expansion, in 2015, I did so for two reasons.  First, to ensure that vulnerable Montanans had access to affordable health coverage. Second, to ensure that we were giving those same peop…

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As the president of the Montana State Council of Professional Fire Fighters, I know how rewarding it can be to be look out for our communities and keep Montanans safe.

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It’s Labor Day, but organized labor doesn’t seem to be doing so well. Since 2012 six state legislatures have passed “right-to-work” laws , bringing the right-to-work total to 28 states, and the Supreme Court has recently decided a major case—Janus v AFSCME—by holding that government employee…