Quote for the Day…
Truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth. — Todd Wagner
In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:
- Great Falls Homeless Issue
- Pot of Money
- Reelect Incumbents?
- The Western Word Poll
GREAT FALLS HOMELESS ISSUE:
The Electric in Great Falls published a story last Thursday about the homeless issue in Great Falls. The Electric reported that the city and the First United Methodist Church are working to address zoning issues with the tent encampment on the church property.
Reading some of the comments on the Facebook post, it looks like Great Falls residents should try to address their lack of compassion for the homeless.
Some want the church fined for helping the homeless. If someone did agree with what the church was doing, they were told to move the homeless to their front yard.
Although these comments were mild compared to what is posted on other Facebook pages, it is apparent that Great Falls has a long way to go in finding some compassion for the less fortunate. We also have a long way to go in finding officials in the city who have the leadership skills to address this issue. Apparently, we are stuck with those who bloviate about it every week or so to feed their MAGA folks some red meat.
POT OF MONEY:
MTN News reported this week that Montana is six months into the launch of recreational marijuana sales, and now, counties are receiving the first payments of their local-option marijuana taxes.
Tops at six months is Yellowstone County. The county is set to receive $246,656 for first-quarter sales of adult-use and medical marijuana. They will share that funding with three municipalities: Billings, Laurel, and Broadview.
Read more about the local-option marijuana taxes HERE.
Gallup is reporting a slim majority of U.S. registered voters, 53%, say their representative in Congress deserves reelection, while 41% disagree. The percentage endorsing reelection is similar to what Gallup has measured in its final pre-election reading in most recent midterm election years, ranging from 50% in 2018 to 54% in 2006 — except for 1998 and 2002, when voters were much more positive about reelecting their representative.
Check out the report from Gallup HERE.
Lee Newspapers reported that District Court Judge Michael Moses on Monday pressed the Secretary of State’s attorneys for proof of the alleged identification forgery that stoked new voting restrictions passed by the state Legislature last year.
Apparently, the judge did not receive any proof.
Montanans should be thankful that we have a judicial branch that holds the executive and legislative branches accountable for some of the idiotic laws they passed in the last session.
Read the complete story from Lee Newspapers HERE.
THE WESTERN WORD POLL:
This week’s poll question asks, “Should President Joe Biden run for reelection?” (Background)
The results will be posted later this week.