Senate president Jason Ellsworth has been negligent in signing bills over to the governor. The biggest one is House Bill 2, which lays out the state budget.
Rosie the Ridiculous
Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-Earplug District) spewed some incoherent MAGA blather in opposition to raising the debt-limit ceiling.
The pendulum swings
Montana’s ban on TikTok is slated to start 1/1/24. A lawsuit against the bill is already pending. Which will take effect first?
Termed out too late
Sen. Keith Regier (R-Kludgemuffin) has served his final session. In his eagerly ignored farewell declamation, he said, “Legislation with a biblical foundation will serve Montana well.”
No new pay day
Senate Bill 485 would have bumped legislators’ pay to $24 an hour, hardly a princely sum. But Governor Gianforte labeled the raise “inappropriate and excessive.”
The guv vetoed more bipartisan-backed bills.
Sen. Steve Daines (R-Misguided) is the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. You’d think he was smarter than to endorse Trump.
Sore loser Greg Gianforte acted with uncharacteristic speed to bury this bill.