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Former Ambassador Max Baucus - The 'Montana Way' can help solve immigration challenges:


As a big challenge, immigration calls out for real leadership and bold solutions to try to bring Americans together and address this issue in a bipartisan, responsible and compassionate way. It's time ...


Universal Basic Income: A "Social Vaccine" for Technological Displacement? :


John Kenneth Galbraith once said that the beginnings of wisdom were to never trust an economist. Those of us that spent most of our adult lives in deindustrialized communities understood his point. by ...


Comparing average property taxes for all 50 states and D.C.:


American homeowners paid property taxes totaling nearly $278 billion in 2016, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions, the nation's largest property database (Here's how to cut your property ...


I had a health crisis in France. I'm here to tell you that 'socialized medicine' is terrific:


In addition to my surgery, I underwent an MRI, had a probe inserted in my upper thigh and extended into my heart, twice had a camera shoved down my throat to take photos of my valve, and more blood tests, ...


Anyone having problems filing your annual business report in Montana? They are due by close of business on 4/14:


I started the process of filing the report http://sos.mt.gov/business/annual-report for MATR last night and got only error messages with the new registration process. Got it figured out this morning ...


How About Investing in Human Infrastructure?:


As long as we're talking about a trillion-dollar government-industry initiative on infrastructure, why not invest in humans as well as bridges? asks James Heskett. What do YOU think? by James Heskett Full ...


Unintended Consequences - Trump's 'beautiful' border wall would jeopardize 800 wildlife species:


At least 800 animal species would be adversely affected by President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, said Gerardo Ceballos, an ecology professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Of ...


Lecture - Richard Opper-How Montana Passed Medicaid Expansion - 5/2 - Missoula, Montana:


Against all odds: How Montana passed Medicaid Expansion; how has it worked so far; and what's its future? Medicaid Expansion Richard Opper, MS Former Director of the Montana Department ...


John Oliver tackles gerrymandering:


Democracy, which John Oliver deemed on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, "undeniably the best Greek export that doesn't have fruit at the bottom" has a few issues, like gerrymandering. A report from PBS ...


NaturEner's tax protest leads to chaos in Toole County, Sunburst schools:


The company http://www.naturener.us/ says it is acting like anyone protesting their taxes, Toole County http://www.toolecountymt.gov/ Commissioner Deb Brandon says "It's like putting lipstick on a pig." ...


Secretary Zinke has a new image for the Bureau of Land Management Web site. - Solar panels power Kentucky Coal Museum:


It speaks for itself https://www.blm.gov/ http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/06/522924256/blm-replaces-mountain-landscape-photo-with-coal-seam-on-homepage *** Solar panels ...


A State Employees' Guide to Governors' Workforce Goals:




'Last-ditch' effort: Butte Silver Bow County could spend more trying to sell old NorthWestern Emergy building :


Concerns three years ago that county taxpayers would get stuck with an old NorthWestern Energy office building in Uptown Butte that wouldn't sell have indeed been playing out. After repeated claims ...


MEA-MFT announces proposal for merger with MT Public Employees Association:


Montana's two largest labor unions announced at their annual meeting that they were exploring a possible merger. Montana Education Association-Montana Federation of Teachers made the announcement at ...


Investigation gives Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen's claims an 'F' -- for 'False':


No one at the state's Office of Public Instruction falsified high school juniors' ACT scores or sought to misrepresent the scores to the federal government last year, contrary to what new Superintendent ...


Montana ranks 3rd for business tax climate:


Tax season can be stressful for many Americans, especially those who owe money to Uncle Sam. Every year, the average U.S. household pays more than $5,700 in federal income taxes, according to the Bureau ...


Senate Republicans voted today to kill federal privacy rules:




A Shared Space for Operational Excellence in Government:


Governments looking for ways to improve efficiency now have access to a rich trove of good ideas and best practices. The project, known as "Operational Excellence in Government," exists on a recently ...


Commentary: How Not to Make America Great Again:


A full community response is needed and all of us must get off the sidelines and on to the playing field. The Trump Administration's skinny budget proposal released today calls itself, "A Budget Blueprint ...


What a Gutted EPA Would Cost Our Communities:




Daines, Tester Introduce Timber Innovation Act:




Zinke: Interior Department in the 'energy business':


"Let me make one thing clear, the Interior Department is in the energy business, and Mike is an energy guy who understands the balance we must strike when developing resources and creating jobs on our ...


The Blow-It-All-Up Billionaires:


When politicians take money from megadonors, there are strings attached. They had lost all faith in the ruling class--the government, the media, Wall Street. "It showed the entire blow-up of the country ...


Is a Universal Basic Income a Good Idea?:


What if everyone on the planet received a guaranteed income whether or not they worked? That's the idea behind the universal basic income (UBI) -- and it is gaining ground globally. Government officials, ...


Without valid identification, Montanans will soon no longer be allowed to fly commercially:


Possessing a Montana driver's license means you're legally qualified to operate a motor vehicle, and it's the go-to document that most Montanans reach for when cashing a check at the grocery store or ...


Secretary Zinke's trip to Helena and Billings canceled:


U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will no longer be in Montana next week due to schedule changes according to a press release. He was scheduled to address a special joint session of the Montana ...


Killing a Program That Brings History to Life:


The endowment helps Americans explore and better understand how we came to be the nation, people and world we are. It challenges us to reflect on our identities as citizens and as human beings, to ask ...


Wealthy Would Get Billions in Tax Cuts Under Obamacare Repeal Plan:


Two of the biggest tax cuts in Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act would deliver roughly $157 billion over the coming decade to those with incomes of $1 million or more, according to ...


Police falsely told a man he couldn't film them. 'I'm an attorney,' he said. 'I know what the law is.':


"I think the video shows that the police are willing to lie in order to coerce people into doing what they want them to do," he said. "You just have to know your rights." By Peter Holley Full Story: ...


Montana's infrastructure report card:


Although the Treasure state received a C- score for infrastructure, the report gave individual grades in which Montana scored high for solid waste and moderately high for transit. In the report, ...

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