By HDN Editorial Board
Transmittal day is a signal to Montana's lawmakers that the
session is half over.
The date is also a signal that the hard working men and
women who help guide the state in the right direction have
an opportunity to go home for a little rest.
But this vacation is also an opportunity for the area
lawmakers to give updates on the session's progress to date.
Sens. Greg Jergeson and Jon Tester and Reps. Merlin Wolery,
John Musgrove and Matt McCann have been very willing to talk
about the daily issues facing them during their time in the
House and Senate chambers or during committee meetings
sprinkled throughout the Capitol Building.
If there are issues of concern to you, write or call your
lawmakers from the Hi-Line area. It also never hurts to
contact other lawmakers who are sponsoring controversial
It is very important to take the time to listen to the
echoes coming from Helena during the session. If we don't,
we may have to live with the consequences of some bad bills
that could dampen our way of life in Montana.
Write to your Montana senator or representative at: State
Capitol Building Helena, MT 59620 or phone (406) 444-4800 or
(406) 444-1444 The message will be delivered and the
legislator will return your call if requested. They really
care about what the people have to say and need feedback on
We at The Havre Daily News encourage the people of the
Hi-Line to quiz their lawmakers on how the session is
shaping up and what surprises, if any, we may expec