Havre should be split between two house districts
A movement is afoot to cut the number of representatives Havre has in the state House by half — from two to one. That was clear at last week's public hearing here by the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission. Several people told the commission that Havre should have only one House seat and that the second seat should instead go to a very large rural area that extends all the way to Glasgow.
They argued that Havre and its rural residents have nothing in common and thus should be two separate House districts. I think this approach is wrong for important reasons.