Some Thoughts on the Appropriations

You’ve just got to love Dennis Rehberg:

U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, a Republican, voted against the omnibus bill in the House ? he said in a release the legislation included too much spending  but said he supported the Montana infrastructure projects he helped include in the bill.

That man is a thinker. And consistent.

And I love the Montana Meth Project:

The bill includes $1 million in funding for the Montana Meth Project, which will use the money to continue to create, produce and display advertisements aimed at preventing Montana teenagers from ever trying the drug.

Slaughter, a former director of the Montana Department of Corrections, said Shea has been an asset to the organization and is being retained as a consultant during the leadership transition.

Two thoughts: 1) Does the million from the federal government mean they can stop hitting up the state legislature? 2) It’s good to see the money is already being planned for a worthy cause, because they certainly haven’t spent enough on staffing at the MMP.

If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.


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Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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