Quote for the Day…
Everyone has two eyes…but no one has the same view. – Unknown
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Lee Enterprises sues PSC
- State Senate District 13
- The Western Word Poll
- Reading Assignments
LEE ENTERPRISES SUES PSC:
I am thankful that someone is holding the elected officials accountable here in Montana.
As reported by Lee Newspapers, Lee Enterprises last week sued the Montana Public Service Commission alleging the agency set excessive costs and hurdles for public records requests that violated the state’s open records laws. The petition, filed Dec. 3 in Lewis and Clark County District Court, raises three instances in which Lee Enterprises’ reporters sought PSC records and were met with upfront costs, in one case $31,000, and legal reviews before the documents would be disclosed.
The Republicans are running wild in Montana with very few checks and balances. It’s time that stopped.
Read the complete story from Lee Newspapers by clicking HERE.
STATE SENATE DISTRICT 13:
Casey Schreiner is a Democrat running for State Senate District 13. He recently sent this email to his subscribers:
Extreme Republicans like Jeremy Trebas have put scoring political points for their party far above their duty to help their constituents.
Instead of protecting Montanans from COVID-19, Jeremy Trebas has been posting vaccine misinformation online and threatening health care workers that Republicans will end Medicare.
Instead of helping Montanans recover from record setting fire seasons, Trebas denies climate change, even as his constituents live with its consequences.
Instead of supporting teachers and students navigate the classroom during the pandemic, Trebas thought it was more important to push for an audit of the 2020 election – an election which he won.
These power games are a waste of time and add insult to injury for the thousands of Montana families still barely getting by as the pandemic rages on.
I don’t live in SD 13, so I don’t have a vote. I do know that one of the candidates works for a great organization that I won’t donate to again as long as he is employed there.
Visit the Schreiner campaign website HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
With the U.S. Supreme Court recently hearing arguments about abortion, this week’s poll question asks, “Will the U.S Supreme Court overturn the 1973 U.S. ruling known as Roe v. Wade?” (Background HERE and HERE)
The results will be posted later this week.
Here are some things you need to read…
Rep. Devin Nunes to leave Congress to become Trump media company CEO
I don’t see this ending well…
Trump’s social media venture says it has raised $1 bln
I bet he goes through that in a short time…