Senate Bill 93 by Mike Cuffe (R-Paprika) would put ever more obstacles in the path of citizen initiatives.
Sittin’ on its tRump
The Montana GOP formally ‘rebuked’ Marc Racicot, two-term governor and former chair of the Republican National Committee for being insufficiently fascist.
Sen. Barry Usher (R-Billabong) introduced Senate Bill 311. For no apparent reason other than spite, the bill would reduce the Montana Supreme Court from seven justices to five.
What a drag
Before passing HB 359 out of committee, Republicans doubled down by adding “topless dancers, exotic dancers, strippers” to the definition of “drag performance.” In support of the amendment, Hinkle gave this example …
Just when you thought …
Competing for the dumbest bill, Sen. Jeremy Trebas (R-Grapenuts) introduced SB 206. It would prohibit Montana cities from restricting cell phone use while driving.
Messin’ with the Constitution
Rep. Paul Fielder’s HB 172 proposes to clutter up the Montana Constitution with unnecessary and nefarious language about the right to “hunt, fish, and trap.” It’s the ‘trap’ part that’s an underhanded move.
A lot of hot air
Republicans have introduced seven bills to hamper local control on important issues. And yes, three of the bills deal with subdivision review.