The main problems with the current license framework in our great state of Montana are 1) licenses are limited and 2) licenses are transferable from one entity to another. The best way I can think to solve the problems is to phase in changes to these problems over a multi - year time frame. This would allow entities that have large investments in a license to not incur losses. A long term phased in approach would be good for the state economy, MTA, MBA and the citizens.
A bill to help addicts, not punish them -- sponsored by a repuglikcan, no less ! It's nice to know that all repugs aren't bat-shit crazy, in the Art Wittich mold.
Yet more disturbance and harassment of mountain goats, lynx, wolverines, picas hibernating grizzlies and other critters that depend on isolation, tough terrain and deep snows for their very existence. As if snowmobiles, aircraft, and global warming, etc. wasn't enough.
"...whom will our Republican friends in the Senate listen to when it comes to a vote? Will they listen to the high-paid industry lobbyists, or will they listen to their constituents...." A rhetorical question, I assume. We all know damn well who they listen to !
Every time I read an article/commentary mentioning Missoula high rents, low wages, I have to wonder. Why, with these two negatives, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) felt Missoula was a perfect "welcoming city" for resettled refugees? Which the Missoula City Council also embraced. Cheap labor? Slave labor? Especially for the new hotels planned for Missoula?
Is this for real?!? Hand-wringing and anger over climate change while supporting the livestock industry--a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions (not to mention pollution and animal suffering)? Could it be that the 'resistance' in Resistance Kitchen is *fake* resistance...or *alternate* resistance? True resistance would be subverting the dominant paradigm--an overthrow of the animal-industrial complex that's propped up by the government via the citizens taxes. http://www.worldwatch.org/files/pdf/Livest…
The real problem, of course, is the Commissioner of Higher Education. You'll get a good look at his disastrous tenure - and our three interim leaders at UM - in this Helena blog post:
Please don't forget that the Commissioner has no MA and certainly no PhD. Let's not forget that Angela McLean signed-off on allowing such an unqualified individual to assume that position, either.
This'll cost us a quarter of a billion dollars when it's all said and done.
Considering the decline of the university over the past 5 years, perhaps those attendees shouldn't be making a combined $2 million in salary anymore.
"... one of the most progressive city councils in memory ..."
They are progressive when it's time to take an easy, symbolic vote on something of little import. But when the rubber hits the road, and piles of public money are subsidizing private developers, they don't have the guts to stick with working people and taxpayers.
So, can we please stop calling them progressive?
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