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  • The 6-Mill Levy – The Real Facts
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 7, 2018

    University of Montana

    Funding is used to put teachers in classrooms and to help teach students • Funds are used to directly support, maintain, and improve the Montana university system • These dollars go towards direct education of students in the form of student services and hiring instructors • These dollars do not go towards football games, capital expenditures, or dorms!

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  • Montana Child Protection Alliance
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 9, 2018

    The Montana Child Protection Alliance (MCPA) will host a rally to raise a voice for Montana children. The date is Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Capitol Building in Helena from 10 – 1:30.

    The Montana Child Protection Alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to raise awareness of children’s rights in Montana and advocate for due process as annotated in Montana law.

     

     

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  • Republican Montana Congressman From Dillon – Tom Welch
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 15, 2018

    This is how one Dillon resident sees it, This community and district are fortunate to have two quality individuals willing to represent our interests in the Legislature. There is, however, a difference between these two candidates. I believe Tom Welch has the ability to better bridge the gaps that have made our state government so dysfunctional. I have known Tom as a friend, neighbor, businessman, community leader and very generous individual for over 40 years.

     The professionalism Tom has developed in actively addressing the needs of our community has nurtured the amenities necessary to be a problem-solver. Tom’s ability to listen and hear, seek out information, his common sense, patience, maturity and solution-oriented style give him the tools to successfully work with all legislators, whether liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, urban or rural.
    As a rancher and member of this community I urge your support for Tom Welch to represent HD 72 in Helena. He will champion our needs and seek our guidance.

    — Jim Hagenbarth, Dillon

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  • Bill Bullard-R-CALF USA CEO
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 16, 2018

    Bill Bullard joined R-CALF USA as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer at national headquarters in Billings, Mont., on April 9, 2001.

    Bullard has testified on behalf of R-CALF USA members before Congress and executive branch agencies, has managed numerous lawsuits on behalf of the organization, and is the organization’s registered lobbyist.

    Bullard, formerly a cow/calf rancher in Perkins County, S.D., served as the Executive Director of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission from 1995-2001. He has a B.S. in Political Science from Black Hills State University and completed a year of graduate studies at the University of South Dakota.

    Bullard and his wife Jeanne have three children: Cameron, Candace, and Callie.

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  • Democratic Congressional Candidate – Kathleen Williams
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 21, 2018

    Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams believes that our state – and our country – deserve qualified, honorable representation. First and foremost a thoughtful, dedicated member of the Montana community, Kathleen feels just as comfortable rolling up her sleeves for work in rural fields and streams as she does under the Capitol roof.

    Her thirty-four-year natural resources career traverses the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The principles of responsible, science-based stewardship, the voices of individuals who work the land for a living, and the shared-used policies of state government inform her pragmatic, forward-thinking views on water rights, public access, and sustainability policy.

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  • Common Ground Group-Hunting Is A Privilege & Not A Right! Improving The Hunting/Landowner Relationship
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 22, 2018

    The Common Ground group believes that hunting is a privilege and not a right; and although it has been criticized by some, it is an important part of our Nation’s heritage and wildlife management system. As both land ownership and hunter behavior have changed, hunting access has become more limited and contentious. In an attempt to improve landowner-sportsmen relations as well as create more access opportunities for hunters, Common Ground is now developing this comprehensive, advanced hunter education program designed to put more ethical, educated, and effective hunters in the field.

    In 2010, One Montana began facilitating a working group called Common Ground which is a partnership[1] of Montana landowners, outfitters and sportsmen who have been working together over the last several years to solve difficult issues concerning access and land stewardship in Montana. The group’s mission is to find win/win/win solutions for landowners, sportsmen and wildlife. This has not been easy. However, the organizations and individuals who are partners in this effort are moving beyond the contentious nature of these issues and are dedicated to building trust with one another in order to develop viable solutions to the difficult issues they face together.

    One of the challenges that the group has discussed is hunter behavior in Montana. The Common Ground group believes that hunting is a privilege and not a right; and although it has been criticized by some, it is an important part of our Nation’s heritage and wildlife management system. As both land ownership and hunter behavior have changed, hunting access has become more limited and contentious. In an attempt to improve landowner-sportsmen relations as well as create more access opportunities for hunters, Common Ground is now developing this comprehensive, advanced hunter education program designed to put more ethical, educated, and effective hunters in the field.

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  • Kristin Larson – Montana Beef Council & National Beef Check Off
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 23, 2018

    For Montana’s largest industry, the current court battle over the Beef Check-off is a big deal.  Last Thursday we invited R-Calf CEO Bill Bullard to explain why R-Calf is suing to try to change the process that previously sent 50% of the funds to be directed by the Montana Beef Council.  This week we will hear the other side of that issue.  Kristin Larson of Sidney will be our guest.

    A cattle producer from eastern Montana,  Kristin Larson serves as a member of the Federation of State Beef Councils,  which represents the 45 Qualified State Beef Councils (QSBC) that collect the $1 per-head beef checkoff under the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order. As such, she is one of 20 members who sit on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC), the group which – under the Act – makes the final national checkoff funding decisions. She is also a past member, and past Chair of the Montana Beef Council.

    Join us, as we’ll hear why some producers disagree with last week’s guest, and feel the original intent of the Beef Check-Off…(that half of the funds should be controlled by the Beef Council in the state where those funds are collected)…should still be a valid part of the Check-Off program.

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  • Neel Kashkari, President/CEO – Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 24, 2018

    Neel Kashkari took office as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on January 1, 2016, following a national search conducted by the Bank’s independent board of directors.

    In this role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Ninth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington, D.C. In addition to his responsibilities as a monetary policymaker, Kashkari oversees all operations of the bank, including supervision and regulation, treasury services and payments services. He has also been instrumental in establishing the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute to promote greater economic equity.

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  • Stephanie Hester – Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC)
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 27, 2018

    Montana Invasive Species Council or MISC will be hosting listening sessions in Billings, Fort Peck, Kalispell

    BILLINGS, FORT PECK & KALISPELL, Mont. – The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) will host invasive species listening sessions in Billings, Fort Peck and Kalispell over the course of the next month. The listening sessions will be focused on the findings of a recent invasive species law review, which will also support the upcoming Montana Invasive Species Summit to be held in Helena November 15-16, 2018.

    The public is encouraged to attend. The listening sessions will be held in the following locations:

     

     

     

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  • Republican Montana Congressman From Dillon – Tom Welch
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 15, 2018

    This is how one Dillon resident sees it, This community and district are fortunate to have two quality individuals willing to represent our interests in the Legislature. There is, however, a difference between these two candidates. I believe Tom Welch has the ability to better bridge the gaps that have made our state government so dysfunctional. I have known Tom as a friend, neighbor, businessman, community leader and very generous individual for over 40 years.

     The professionalism Tom has developed in actively addressing the needs of our community has nurtured the amenities necessary to be a problem-solver. Tom’s ability to listen and hear, seek out information, his common sense, patience, maturity and solution-oriented style give him the tools to successfully work with all legislators, whether liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, urban or rural.
    As a rancher and member of this community I urge your support for Tom Welch to represent HD 72 in Helena. He will champion our needs and seek our guidance.

    — Jim Hagenbarth, Dillon

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  • Bill Bullard-R-CALF USA CEO
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 16, 2018

    Bill Bullard joined R-CALF USA as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer at national headquarters in Billings, Mont., on April 9, 2001.

    Bullard has testified on behalf of R-CALF USA members before Congress and executive branch agencies, has managed numerous lawsuits on behalf of the organization, and is the organization’s registered lobbyist.

    Bullard, formerly a cow/calf rancher in Perkins County, S.D., served as the Executive Director of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission from 1995-2001. He has a B.S. in Political Science from Black Hills State University and completed a year of graduate studies at the University of South Dakota.

    Bullard and his wife Jeanne have three children: Cameron, Candace, and Callie.

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  • Democratic Congressional Candidate – Kathleen Williams
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    August 21, 2018

    Congressional candidate Kathleen Williams believes that our state – and our country – deserve qualified, honorable representation. First and foremost a thoughtful, dedicated member of the Montana community, Kathleen feels just as comfortable rolling up her sleeves for work in rural fields and streams as she does under the Capitol roof.

    Her thirty-four-year natural resources career traverses the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The principles of responsible, science-based stewardship, the voices of individuals who work the land for a living, and the shared-used policies of state government inform her pragmatic, forward-thinking views on water rights, public access, and sustainability policy.

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Montana News Headlines

On Voices of Montana

  • Petroleum Association on President Trump’s Keystone Permit

    Today on Voices of Montana Alan Olson, Executive Director of the Montana Petroleum Association, was asked about the efficacy of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline now that President Donald Trump has issued a new permit to cross the Montana/Canadian Border. Hear Alan Olson’s response Listen to the Entire Show Here
  • Save Colstrip and the Mueller Report

    Greg Gianforte called us live from the swamp to update us on the Mueller Report. Colstrip United Representatives discussed the “Save Colstrip Bill” Senator Tom Richmond (SD 28), and Senator Duane Ankney (SD 20) joined us. Click To Listen
  • Working through issues on Colstrip Power Plant

    Today, we heard Public Service Commissioner Roger Koopmans’ thoughts on Colstrip. The PSC, NorthWestern Energy and the Montana Legislature are working through some issues that revolve around Colstrip Power Plant. Click To Listen      
  • Does the state of Montana really need to expand Medicaid Insurance?

    We started with John Doran, VP of External affairs and Chief of Staff with Blue Cross Blue Shield as he gave us his ideas on Medicaid expansion. Also joining us on the show was Tom McGillvrey with the Montana State Senate and Senator Dr. Al Olszewski, who also spoke on …
  • The Columbia River Treaty

    The Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States is an agreement that was reached in 1964 to manage flood risk and hydropower. Canada was compensated in the agreement by receiving half of the value of the electricity generated from the Libby Dam. Eureka Senator Mike Cuffe was on …