Blackfoot Valley Dispatch - The Blackfoot Valley's News Source Since 1980

Viewpoints / Opinion

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 338

Letter: Fiscal responsibility shouldn't come at the expense of taxpayers

I applaud Representative Matt Rosendale for being one of the strongest advocates for fiscal responsibility in DC. As negotiations between the White House and Republicans have had... — Updated 5/16/2023


Op-Ed: Protecting Montana's Next Generation: Montana House Leaders Recap the 68th Legislative Session

HELENA - The 68th Session of the Montana Legislature is one that every Montanan can be proud of. Voters sent a Republican supermajority to Helena and the first thing we did was retu... — Updated 5/9/2023


Letter: Attacks on legislature by liberal media

ecently, there have been attacks on the 68th Montana Legislature by the liberal media. Claims that the Legislature started a "culture war" or that we "marginalized the most... — Updated 5/9/2023


Letter: Session Wrap up

The 68th Legislative Session concluded on day 87, or May 2, leaving a few key bills yet to be considered. A total of 4,639 bill drafts were requested by Montana's elected officials... — Updated 5/9/2023


Op-Ed: The Legislature Must Address Montana Pension Debt

You may believe that Montana is debt free following actions by the legislature earlier this year to pay off state debt. It is great that we passed legislation to pay off over $100... — Updated 4/25/2023


Lowering taxes in Montana

The 2023 Montana legislature began its legislative session with an unprecedented surplus, mainly due to the over-collection of state taxes from Montana taxpayers. Since this is... — Updated 4/3/2023


Op-Ed: Speaker Regier Prioritizes Protecting the Next Generation of Montanans

There is a reason Montana is the Last Best Place in the country. Over the last decade, the Montana Republican Party has made tremendous progress in advancing our priority of... — Updated 3/24/2023


Opinion: Montanans tired of assault on wildlife

Montana's state Legislature is proposing a host of extreme anti-wildlife bills despite widespread, diverse, strong, and credible opposition to these unnecessary measures. The... — Updated 3/21/2023


Providing financial relief to Montanans

Republicans' number one goal this legislative session has been to provide financial relief to Montanans struggling with Joe Biden's inflation and the high cost of living. An early,... — Updated 2/23/2023


Letter: VICTORY! But Who's the Biggest Loser?

Apparently, somebody won something last week, because MEIC and other anti-coal groups are claiming a VICTORY! On Friday February 10, 2023, Donald W. Molloy, US District Court... — Updated 2/23/2023


Helena Is Undermining Grizzly Bear Conservation

The grizzly bear is a unique and vital part of Montana's wildlife heritage. Our state animal, the great bear once roamed throughout the plains of central Montana, before being... — Updated 2/14/2023

 By Ryan Busse    Viewpoints

WARNING: They're here and already attacking our Montana

All Montanans have seen the bumper stickers and heard the chatter warning potential newcomers against changing Montana. This proud defense of our state often emanates from folks a l... — Updated 2/6/2023


Yes, employees can be hurt by a minimum wage hike

Raising the minimum wage is one of the many policy ideas peppered with tradeoffs, but one of the few that have such a direct impact on businesses and employees alike. Lawmakers in... — Updated 2/6/2023


Fighting For Montana Values

With the holidays behind us and Congress gearing up for a new session, I look forward to continuing my mission fighting for our Montana way of life in Washington, D.C. Under... — Updated 1/24/2023


Op-Ed: Montana Taxpayers Deserve A Refund

Submitted on behalf of Speaker of the House Rep. Matt Regier, Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Rhonda Knudsen and Major Leader Rep. Sue Vinton The 68th Montana Legislature is officially in... — Updated 1/16/2023


Op-Ed: Medicaid rates for Montana nursing homes

As Montanans, we care for each other. Across the rural-urban divide, generational divide, and Brawl of the Wild divide. Of all our constituents across Montana, the most deserving... — Updated 1/10/2023


Op Ed: Senate Republicans agenda for this legislative session

The 68th Montana Legislature is officially in session. As Senate leadership, we're excited to see Senate Republicans getting to work on enacting conservative policy for our state.... — Updated 1/10/2023


Daines Cannabis Banking Reform Bill Helps Align Federal, State Law

I'm not a pro-marijuana guy. I voted against Montana's adult-use cannabis initiative (I-190) in the 2020 election. However, since Montanans approved the initiative and recreational... — Updated 12/17/2022


Opinion: President Biden has declared war on middle-class taxpayers

The Biden administration has proposed a massive expansion of the IRS. Let's be clear about what that means for taxpayers. Biden's IRS expansion will have more-onerous filing... — Updated 12/5/2022


I'm Thankful for Montana

As a fifth-generation Montanan, I didn't choose Montana - Montana chose me. Over 100 years ago, my great-great-grandmother homesteaded 23 miles east of Conrad, and that's how my... — Updated 11/25/2022

 By Roger Dey    Viewpoints

Editorial: As LVCC faces an uncertain future, last month's USDA funding presentation highlighted the need for a strong Chamber. There's no better chance to rebuild one.

The Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting that is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Thursday Nov. 10 at the Lincoln Library will center on how to keep the business organization viable... — Updated 11/11/2022


Op-Ed: Keep Montana, Montana when filling out your ballot

Election Day is around the corner, and one of the most fundamental rights we have as American citizens is the right to vote. With so much at stake this year, I encourage you to ask... — Updated 11/1/2022


Op-ed: Halloween Horror: Biden's America

Do you like scary movies? You don’t have to rent a horror movie this Halloween to feel spooked—just take a look at what President Biden and the Democrats have done since they... — Updated 11/1/2022


Op-Ed: Independent Gary Buchanan will get America back win track

Americans, and Montanans in particular, are blessed to stand on the shoulders of giants. Fortunately for us, wise and brave leaders have shown us the way forward to fulfill the... — Updated 10/29/2022


Letter: Rosendale A Solid Supporter of Gun Rights

‘A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.’ The Constitutional right to keep and bear arms that is enumerated in the Second... — Updated 10/29/2022


Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023

Rendered 05/30/2023 05:07