I believe Miss Linda [Linda Filpula, Supt. of Schools] will be having a hard sale for the mills she wants. She told the community a few weeks ago it was none of our business about her not wanting to renew Mr. Norman’s contract. Of course the school board just went along with the whole thing. It doesn’t matter what the issue is with Mr. Norman, I believe we the voters should know what her reason is. I know we
I was not amused by the so-called April Fools’ joke perpetuated by Ken Miller. Does he even know what a sanctuary city is? Actually, I would be very proud of our Laurel community if it were to become a sanctuary city. And, actually, Laurel would not be the first in Montana. There are two others that I know of.
Medicaid services mean so much to me. I’m Darren Larson. I enjoy watching sports, hanging out with family and friends and going to work to make a positive impact. I grew up in the small town of Eureka, Mont., with a big and loving family and moved to Missoula to go to college and make something of myself.
Sen. Daines hasn’t been acting very local lately. He co-sponsored the “Resolution of Disapproval” against the Bureau of Land Management’s Methane and Waste Prevention Rule. From 2013-2016, one of Sen. Daines’ largest contributors was Koch Industries, which has a terrible environmental record (opensecrets.org, Dark Money by Jane Mayer).
The methane rule makes sure companies developing our oil reserves aren’t burning off or leaking natural gas that belongs to us. The rule makes sure that taxpayers get the full value out of our resources.
Gov. plans to slash
Medicaid to nursing homes
I am the Executive Director of Laurel Health & Rehab which is a 79-bed skilled nursing and rehab center. I am writing to let your readers know that Gov. Bullock and the state legislature are proposing massive cuts to the daily rates that Medicaid providers receive for providing care for those that can no longer care for themselves.
As the Administrator at Eagle Cliff Healthcare Community in Billings, I have the privilege of working with some of Montana’s very finest. Our residents are not clients, but they are our family.
That’s why I was shocked when the Montana Legislature is looking at balancing the state budget on the backs of our seniors and most vulnerable neighbors. I certainly understand the difficulty in making ends meet, but we look to our leaders to make wise choices that will not throw those who live on the edge, over the edge.