Local Republicans mixed on using referendums
A report that some Republicans are considering bypassing the governor by using referendums to send issues to the voters received mixed reviews from Havre-area legislators.
The Associated Press reported last week that some Republicans are considering the tactic in order to avoid a gubernatorial veto on some issues. While the Republicans will control the Senate and the House in 2011, there aren't enough Republicans in the Senate to override a veto by Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
Kris Hansen, representative-elect for House District 33 from Havre through western Hill County, said this mo...