The Wednesday Read

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. – Vince Lombardi

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • The Democratic Debate
  • Montana Campaigns
  • One More Thing

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MT Legislature: Pee in a Cup

When reviewing the news from the past few days to decide what my Monday commentary would be, it ended up being a pretty easy decision to write about House Bill 200 (HB 200) which is currently making its way through the Montana State Legislature.

HB 200 would “Require drug screening & testing for temp assistance for needy families program.” It was introduced by Republican State Representative Randall Pinocci who is one of the “far-right” members of the state legislature.

The bill should be titled: Pee in a Cup Bill.

The bill passed the second reading 56-44, so it looks like it is well on the way to making it out of the Montana House and over to the Montana State Senate. The way I see it, the only way the bill will be derailed is if the Governor vetoes it.

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