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It's time to fix up the people's house


In the waning hours of Montana’s 66thLegislative Session, good public policy squeaked through, including Medicaid expansion and an infrastructure bill. But, public works can’t fix the deferred maintenance of the outdated way these bills made it through.

That takes political will.

Montana’s current legislative system dates back to statehood. Yet, we face 21stCentury demands. As we stuff more into each session without evaluating how it’s working or making important updates, public transparency clouds, democracy fades and Montanans lose.

I was co-chair for Minority Democrats of th...

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