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Dan Salomon

Guest opinion: Montana's 2013 session enhances public safety

Looking east from Montana toward Washington, D.C., the view can be grim at times. Congress and the president are too often bogged down in rancorous bickering while solutions to our nation’s most pressing challenges take a back seat to politics. But when it comes to protecting public safety, …

May 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
House panels kill bills to study, enact Flathead tribal water rights compact

House panels kill bills to study, enact Flathead tribal water rights compact

HELENA — Republicans on two House committees Wednesday voted to kill separate bills that would have ratified or studied a proposed water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in western Montana.

April 03, 2013 7:01 pmLoading…
Flathead water compact foes, supporters flood House committee hearing

Flathead water compact foes, supporters flood House committee hearing

HELENA — Foes and supporters of the Flathead tribal water rights compact flooded the halls of the Capitol on Wednesday, orally dueling before a House committee on whether the Legislature should approve the controversial agreement.

March 27, 2013 3:21 pm Related Loading…
Bill's sponsor says Flathead water compact won’t pass but alternative in the works

Bill's sponsor says Flathead water compact won’t pass but alternative in the works

HELENA – The bill to ratify the controversial water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes won’t pass this Legislature, its sponsor said Friday – but he’s working on an alternative proposal.

March 22, 2013 11:35 am Related Loading…
Tribal leader urges Legislature to approve water rights compact

Tribal leader urges Legislature to approve water rights compact

HELENA — The chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on Friday urged the Legislature to support a proposed water rights compact with his tribes, asking lawmakers to look past those who view the compact with suspicion.

March 08, 2013 4:30 pm Related Loading…
Salish/Kootenai water rights compact heads to the Legislature

Salish/Kootenai water rights compact heads to the Legislature

HELENA — A contentious water rights agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Western Montana is headed for the Montana Legislature, where its sponsor said Wednesday that he’s hopeful it can be ratified.

February 27, 2013 6:49 pm Related Loading…

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