The Glasgow Courier - Serving Proudly As The Voice Of Valley County Since 1913

By Ron Stoneberg
Managing Management 

Open Letter to the Legislature


As the 65th MT Legislative Session opened for business last week, the usual calls for budget cuts were exceedingly shrill. What made matters worse this year was the loss of revenue due to the demise of the coal and oil and gas industries in Montana. We knew this day of reckoning was coming, so now the budget knives are being sharpened and the fun has begun. I have a suggestion.

In the last legislative session the Governor proposed (and the legislature dutifully passed) $10 million to assist sage grouse populations. This was in addition to the $400 million being spent for the same purpose b...

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