Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Election Day!

The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood – rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky – they all turn out in one day. – David Byrne

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Tonight’s the Night
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
  • Election Night Parties
  • It’s a Holiday (for some)
  • Pete Davidson & Dan Crenshaw

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Caught My Eye…

Today is another chance to get better. – Unknown

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. There may be some sarcasm and pointed commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Kudos – Billings Gazette
  • Faith Leaders & I-186
  • Trump & Pence Visits
  • Zinke in Trouble?
  • Deadly Force
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read: Rosendale, Ads, Poll, Laughing, & Thursday

The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about. ― Jonathan Harnisch

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Rosendale’s Bad Day
  • The Campaign Ads
  • TWW Poll: I-186
  • The World Laughed
  • Thursday Plans

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TWW Poll: Initiative No. 186

On the ballot this November in Montana is Initiative 186 (I-186).

Here is the ballot language for I-186:

I-186 requires the Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for any new hardrock mines in Montana unless the reclamation plan provides clear and convincing evidence that the mine will not require perpetual treatment of water polluted by acid mine drainage or other contaminants. The terms “perpetual treatment,” “perpetual leaching,” and “contaminants” within I-186 are not fully defined and would require further definition from the Montana Legislature or through Department of Environmental Quality rulemaking.

I-186 will cost $115,360 in its first fiscal year, increasing to $118,767 by fiscal year 2021. These costs are associated with more staff for environmental review for mining permit applications and anticipated litigation.

You can visit a Pro-I-186 website HERE.
You can visit a Con-I-186 website HERE.

Today’s poll asks, “How will you vote on I-186?”

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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