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Letter to the Editor - Governor rejecting Campbell symbol of dark days ahead


Last updated 2/16/2021 at 9:49am


Friday, Feb. 12, was a dark day. On a 30-19 vote, the Montana Senate voted not to confirm Margie Campbell, a former legislative colleague, to complete her four-year term on the Montana Human Rights Commission. She was appointed by Gov. Bullock after the 2019 session adjourned, so required Senate confirmation this session. The sponsor of the resolution to confirm her, SR 17, asked his colleagues, at the hearing, to vote “no,” as requested by Montana’s newly minted Gov. Greg Gianforte. The Senate obliged.

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