Quote for the day…
Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. ― Brian Tracy
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Montana Ballot Collection
- Montana Board of Regents
- The Western Word Poll
- Trump’s Pension
- One More Thing
MONTANA BALLOT COLLECTION:
Lee Newspapers is reporting that four Native American tribes in Montana and a pair of indigenous rights organizations are challenging new restrictions on ballot collection that were signed into law by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte last week. The lawsuit also takes aim at another recently-signed bill ending Election Day voter registration in Montana.
The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Wendy McKamey, a Cascade County Republican, acknowledged the absence of fraud in Montana’s elections during an interview Monday, according to Lee Newspapers.
What these new laws do is make it harder for people to vote – especially those who may not vote for Republicans. That’s the bottom line. It’s too bad legislators like McKamey won’t be truthful about the real purpose of the bill. Our ignorant Secretary of State, Christi Jacobsen, should come clean on the real reason for her spearheading voter suppression in Montana.
Best of luck to the Tribes with their lawsuit. I’m pulling for you to win.
Read the complete article from Lee Newspapers by clicking HERE.
MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS:
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle is reporting that the Montana Board of Regents plans to consider asking for a judicial review of a controversial law that allows firearm carry on college campuses, which many critics see as infringing on the authority of the board to set policies for the university system.
The Chronicle is also reporting that the Board of Regents is scheduled to meet virtually at 8 a.m. Wednesday to vote on whether to request a judicial review of House Bill 102, the law that expands where firearms can be carried in the state, including on college campuses.
Good for them. In a poll currently being run by The Western Word, about 95% of those responding believe the regents should challenge the state law.
Read the complete article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle by clicking HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Should the Montana Board of Regents legally challenge the new state law that allows firearms on college campuses?”
Click HERE to vote. Results will be posted Thursday.
He claims he is worth billions, but former President Trump has received $65,600 in pension payments since leaving office in January, Business Insider reported Monday, citing a General Services Administration spokesperson.
It’s not clear if he is keeping the money or donating it.
Read the Business Insider story by clicking HERE.
ONE MORE THING:
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