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Guest opinion: Don't buy Balyeat's argument against public schools

Joe Balyeat (Feb. 2 guest opinion) is no friend of public programs and services, especially public education and the folks who serve therein. He would privatize our public schools at taxpayer expense. He would lay waste to the democratic public school governing structures outlined in our sta…

February 07, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Keep Montana's promise to public servants

We've all heard the slogans about our home state.

January 09, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: 2011 Legislature threw state workers under the bus

The 2011 legislature is now four weeks gone, but the ugly mess it created in state employee pay lingers on. Despite Gov. Brian Schweitzer's outspoken commitment to Montana workers and their right to organize and bargain collectively — or because of it — the 2011 Legislature turned its back o…

May 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Revenue audits are good news for Montana

The Department of Revenue’s recent success at recovering $79.1 million in audit revenue is terrific news for Montana. The Great Recession has hurt state revenue, and there is no easy way to make up for what we’ve lost. That’s why we applaud the Schweitzer administration’s efforts to find fun…

August 23, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Don't gamble on school vouchers

Every day, new reports come out of Florida about the abuse of publicly funded private school tuition vouchers. The scandals shock even voucher proponents.

September 01, 2003 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana's state workers deserve respect from legislators

We thought nothing else could shock us in the shocking 2003 legislative session.

May 06, 2003 11:00 pmLoading…

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