Editorial

I-185 is just another tax increase

October 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

It’s important to know where Montana tax dollars are going, especially when you’re asked to vote to raise taxes. Ballot Initiative 185 would raise tax revenues in Montana by $74 million per year. How that money is distributed, though, is ev...

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I-185 won’t fund Medicare or traditional Medicaid

October 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana voters are being asked to make a major policy decision this year that will have long-term effects on the state budget and the tax burden of all Montanans. I’m referring to I-185, the ballot initiative that would make permanent an ex...

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I-186 would kill the golden goose

October 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

The best social program is a good job and a thriving economy. I-186 hurts both. A good job gives us food on the table, shoes for the baby, a shiny car in the garage, a home, insurance, and pride in life. A thriving economy provides bigger p...

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Power of the press is in being the ‘Way to Know’ for citizens

October 09, 2018 at 3:00 am

WASHINGTON — The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information...

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Mining supports healthy habitat, healthy economy

October 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

Those who work in the mining industry know that mining and protecting the environment aren’t mutually exclusive. With some of the world’s strictest regulations when it comes to protecting our water, Montana has been able to successfully str...

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I-186 is outside effort to stop future mining

October 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

Montana used to be known as the Treasure State. But in recent years, there has been a noticeable shift. Out-of-state environmental groups have been pushing to get rid of mining in our state and advance their extremist agenda. From filing fr...

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I-186 creates more problems than it solves

October 02, 2018 at 3:00 am

The word “bamboozled” isn’t one we use often nor understand anymore. However, if I-186 passes we’ll get a darn good reminder of its proper use. Bamboozled means the use of a ploy, ruse or scheme to achieve a specific goal. An example would ...

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Support I-185 to fight tobacco’s health impact

October 02, 2018 at 3:00 am

As an organization that promotes primary healthcare for Montana’s most vulnerable populations, the Montana Primary Care Association strongly endorses I-185, the Tobacco Tax Initiative.The health impact from tobacco use is well-documented. B...

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Good government is transparent and accountable

September 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

During my days serving on the Big Sandy School Board I learned that good government is transparent and accountable to Montanans. Elected officials must always answer to their constituents. So when Montanans sent me to the U.S. Senate, I bec...

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Vote yes for I-186 and clean water

September 28, 2018 at 3:00 am

One of the things I’m proudest of about Montana is that our constitution asserts clean air and clean water are our birthright. Those of us who live here are accustomed to these truths; they inform our daily actions, and our values, Likewise...

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