Editorial

Tax reform could mean $122 million net revenue loss for Montana

December 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

As a young high school American government teacher, I compared our system to an automobile that was useful if it could start, speed up, slow down and stop. When the people thought government needed to be more active, they elected liberal De...

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Keeping more of what you earn

December 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

Santa came early for hardworking Montanans. Republicans have kept their promise to the American people and delivered tax reform that will let you keep more of what you earn. In just a couple of months, youíll see more of your hard-earned mo...

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Tax cuts to let Montanans keep more of what they earn

December 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

Santa came early for hardworking Montanans. Republicans have kept their promise to the American people and delivered tax reform that will let you keep more of what you earn. In just a couple of months, youíll see more of your hard-earned mo...

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Reinstate secure rural schools (SRS) payments

December 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

Folks in Lincoln County and across Montana sent me to Washington because I bring Montana values to Congress and make sure that our communities get a fair shake. Back in 2000, Congress made a deal with the people of Montana. Across the U.S. ...

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Tax cuts just in time for Christmas

December 22, 2017 at 8:52 am

For years, Washington has grown in its power and wealth while hardworking Americans have struggled to make ends meet. In fact, the nationís most affluent counties are suburbs of Washington, D.C. Taxpayer dollars have padded the pockets of D...

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What we can do about the rise in alcohol-impaired driving

December 19, 2017 at 8:19 am

In 1988, Larry Mahoney drove his pickup truck down the wrong side of Kentuckyís I-71, hitting a church bus head on and killing 24 children and three adults. The incident, which became known as the Carrollton Bus Crash, remains the deadliest...

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Protecting public use of public lands

December 12, 2017 at 3:00 am

In 1977, President Carter signed a law that required the Forest Service to study 973,000 acres in Montana to determine if they were suitable for wilderness. The findings were to be reported in five years and Congress was to take action aft...

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Special session in the rearview mirror

November 28, 2017 at 8:40 am

The special session of the Montana Legislature is behind us ó yet another thing to be thankful for in this season. Taking center stage was concern for the most vulnerable populations in Montana. What avenues should be taken to address takin...

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Congress is scamming you with taxes

November 24, 2017 at 8:38 am

By JAMES DEANWhen Congress cuts income taxes, they increase your inflation tax in secret. This is like taking money out of your left pocket rather than your right pocket. Either way, you pay. When it comes to taxes, ignore tax rates and foc...

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A grassroots return to decency

November 14, 2017 at 3:00 am

From 80 mass shootings of innocents in 30 years itís obvious that quietly realizing, then offering respect for the senselessly lost, is what decent people do. Decency conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability. Now itís ti...

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