Letters to the Editor

Rep. Loge: Legislature speeding up as session winds down

April 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

One week to go?Things are winding down but ratcheting up. This past week has seen a lot of wheeling and dealing with the budget, revenue estimates, and last minute funding bills. House Bill 2, which pays the bills passed this past week as w...

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Reader weighs in on mail-in ballots

April 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

Respectfully. The biggest issue of the Montana special election is the Montana mail-in ballot. Risking defeat by doing the right thing is the very definition of courageous. And in this case what’s right was profoundly clear, unequivocal and...

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Rep. Loge recaps week as Legislative session winds down

April 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

This past week was only four days, cut short for a break for Good Friday, Easter, and time to be with families. Before leaving, we had a mad scramble to get any remaining bills through committee and any house resolutions across the House f...

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Why use Mineral Community Hospital?

April 19, 2017 at 3:00 am

You’re familiar with slogans supporting use of local businesses, right? “Support Your Local Businesses”; “Your Local Merchants are your Tax-Paying Neighbors. Buy Local!”, etc. Communities all over the country are running campaigns like this...

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Rep. Loge: Legislature talks infrastructure

April 12, 2017 at 3:00 am

This past week saw the House having a full agenda of bills every day. Most days we had over twenty bills to take action on during the House floor session. Those bills were either Senate bills or House bills with Senate amendments. Frida...

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Legislators discuss voting by mail

April 05, 2017 at 3:00 am

In a recently published Op-Ed titled “A house without walls,” a local former legislator attacked President Trump for failure to fill vacancies in his cabinet and various federal offices. Perhaps this self-appointed political expert failed t...

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Recapping last week in the Legislature

April 05, 2017 at 3:00 am

This week saw a lot of activity and controversy in the House chambers. What is classified as the infrastructure bill failed to pass the House and will not be passed on to the Senate. This is slightly decieving however, since there is almo...

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Rep. Loge responds to ‘vicious’ emails, calls

March 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

This last week was a very busy week trying to take care of the Senate Bills needing to come through the House. It was also a week to present House bills to the Senate committees and study up on House Bill 2, the budget. Any House revenue bi...

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Mother feels Ryan verdict unjust

March 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

Just a few thoughts about the unjust verdict given in Oregon. After the long train ride home and trying to wrap my head around what took place, the only conclusion I came to was there is no justice left in the nation that I loved so dearly ...

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Sanders County residents attend public lands rally

February 08, 2017 at 3:00 am

A busload of supporters from Sanders County (the home county of land transfer proponent State Sen. Jennifer Fielder) joined over 1,000 other Montanans at the Public Lands Rally in Helena Jan. 30. Brandishing signs emblazoned with “Sanders C...

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