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The lawmakers report talks with legislators on subjects that include Colstrip, Taxes and Genetic Engineering

The lawmakers report talks with legislators on subjects that include Colstrip, Taxes and Genetic Engineering. The line up was great! We started of with Derek Skees, then Tim Richman and we closed the show with Senator Al Olszewski. Join us as we had breaking news on the show! Click To Listen ...
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DEA agents tell us, without a doubt Montana’s biggest drug problem is Meth!

Stacey Zinn a DEA agent for 19 years tells us that Meth is in every Montana town and city, especially Great Falls, Billings and on most reservations. Also telling us about the mess at the border was Henry Jones from the border patrol and Joe Osborn DEA agent for 11 years. Click To Listen ...
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Northwestern Energy Talks Customers, PSC, Rates, and Colstrip

On today's show, we had Northwestern Energy. They talked about a rate increase being reviewed by the PSC, purchasing more capacity form Colstrip, and what all of it means for their customers. Click To Listen ...
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Why is socialism so attractive to young adults?

Dr. Jay Richards is a professor of economics with the Busch School of Business. He will be in Billings Mar. 22nd-23rd with a program called “Neo-Marxism vs. the free market and the future of America." He urges parents to bring their teenagers with them so they can learn the real story. It will be at the Big Horn Resort 1801 Majestic Lane, Billings, Mt. Click To Listen ...
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Want to know more about the Montana Legislature?

We spoke at length with state representatives Julie Dooling from Helena, Bruce Grubbs from Bozeman, Dendley Loge out of St. Regis, and Frank Garner of Kalispell. Join us as we talk about the state of Montana and the status of the 66th legislature in Helena. Click To Listen ...
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Should the American Prairie Reserve be allowed to graze their bison year round?

House Joint Resolution No.28, which is being debated in Helena, would allow the APR year-round continuous grazing of public land by Bison. Would this destroy the land? APR says no but many folks in Philips County, where APR is located, believe it would. Join their debate as we talk with APR Managing Director, Pete Geddes and Senior Land Acquisition Manager, Betty Holder. Click To Listen ...
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American Prairie Reserve is pushing towards 3-million acres of Montana land for there American Sarengetti in N/E Montana

According to Chuck Denowh, policy director for united property owners of Montana, Think about it? “If the APR gets what they want there will be no farmers and ranchers left in that area.”Currently APR is asking the BLM to modify its grazing plan, so watch for HJR 28 at the legislature. Click To Listen ...
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How bad has the opioid epidemic gotten on the reservations?

Really, Really bad! Listen in to the podcast as we talk to the executive director of the rocky mountain response team, He tells us that on the reservations Opiod and Meth have exploded but money is finally being funneled into the tribes and reservations so hopefully treatment will be a big key. We were also joined by Congressman Greg Gianforte, he spoke on the “protect professional politicians act." Click To Listen ...
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There is a bill being considering in Helena which would tie the hands of the PSC

According to Public Service Commission chair Brad Johnson, 'if SB 278 passes, the PSC cannot stop rates from increasing for 30years.' Its a complicated bill that seriously needs a lot of changes! Later in the show we spoke to former member of the legislature Tom McGillvray. Click To Listen ...
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How many Marines can fit into the Metra? We shall see!

Tom Lowery, commandant of the Eugene Serra Detachment of the marine corps league told us Wednesday that as many as 1000 marines and their spouses will be in Billings from August 4th through the 9th for the 96th annual marine corps convention. Guests will be fanning out throughout the state to enjoy everything we have to offer. Also with us was Duane Ankney and Lori Shaw talking about Colstrip and their recent trip to DC and Jay Bodner, Executive VP with the Montana Stockgrowers association. Talking legislature. Click To Listen ...
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Will Montana Lead the Nation in Winemaking?

Probably not! But there are plenty of great wineries across Montana and yes, they grow fantastic grapes! The Winemakers of Montana are doing a great job and growing grapes that are both tasty and can stand our unique weather and soil conditions. Larry Robertson, with the Montana Grape and Winery association told us about their 5th year annual meeting in Helena, featuring talks from many winery experts. Click To Listen ...
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Do you want a sales tax in Montana?

Representative Kerry White of Bozeman has proposed a 2.5% sales tax eliminating most property taxes. Representative Alan Redfield of Livingston is on board as well! We listened to them  to both of them talk about HB 300 that would end property tax for residents, Ag, Timberland in Montana and start a 2.5 sales tax. Click To Listen   ...
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Hey, Wheres my tax return? You might have been scammed!

Al Ward leads AARP of Montana, he joined us in-studio for VOM to instruct our listeners to be aware of scammers in the state trying to get your tax refund. Scammers have been very successful in Montana to the tune of millions of state citizens dollars. According to Ward, the other scam that is always with us is ID protection which continues to get harder and harder to keep your personal information safe and away from con artists. Also with us was republican congressman Greg Gianforte speaking on the political lefts attack on our second amendment. Click To Listen ...
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Should Montana allow Semi Trucks Drivers to increase their speed limit at Night?

We talked with four state legislators from all over the state including Fort Benton, Sidney, St. Regis and Great Falls. One Legislator wants to increase truck speed in the state at night. We also talked about bills aimed at retaining skilled workers in rural areas, predators across the state and Hemp growth in Montana. Click To Listen ...
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Do you agree with Donald Trump and his blockage of an American teenager from returning after living with, and being indoctrinated by ISIS sympathizers?

Raheel Raza is a human rights advocate and sits on the advisory board of the Clarion project, she says we must educate our youths about terrorist, terrorism and the dangers of ISIS! We talked to Raheel Raza for the entire hour on Voices of Montana. Click To Listen ...
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Why should I care about economic development in Billings, Montana?

Billings has introduced legislation that would spur huge development in Montana's biggest city. But if you live in Helena, Butte and Great Falls why should you care? Joining us on the show Tuesday was Billings Mayor Bill Cole, Assistant City Administrator, Kevin Iffland and Northern Broadcasting's Denise Smith. Another great question is why is the Legislature involved? Click To Listen ...
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Does America really need to pay for the worlds medical Research and Development? Listen as Jon finds out more

Phil Kerpin president of “American Commitment” came on the show Monday and told us”we must break the Foreign Price Control System” other countries are paying much less than Americans, plus other countries depend on our R and D to much, but President Trump is really shaking up things up by asking other countries to pay their fair share! Of course the other countries are not happy with that at all. What is Foreign Price Control and is it the answer? We found out today. Click To Listen ...
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Is our Government allowing Pharmaceutical Companies to Price Gouge? Listen to find out more…

The pharmaceutical companies are ripping us all off and our government just let's them do it! Today's guest was Max Richtman who is the president of the committee to preserve social security and Medicare. He told us that Americans do not pay for research and development for new drugs. It's just a lie. The huge companies could lower their prices and still make a very, very nice profit. If the USA would just make the companies compete for our business, they could drop their prices immediately. Click To Listen ...
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Does the Governor Understand Infrastructure? Listen to our Lawmakers Report

This morning we had the ”Lawmakers Report with three Legislators:” Wendy McKamey of Great Falls speaking on Montana Education, Mike Hopkins of Missoula on infrastructure, and Nancy Balance of Hamilton with information on the health and human services. Also with us was Joe Dooling from the Lewis and Clark republican committee who had some very interesting information on how the Legislature actually works. Click To Listen ...
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Animal Rights Activists want to restrict the number of hours your ranch dog or horse can work. Listen as Jon speaks with the Cavalry Group

Today 2/20/19 we had Mindy Patterson on from the Cavalry Group until 9 35. The Cavalry Group supports working animals. But, there are those who want to put strict restrictions on all working animals including your ranch dog or working horses. Restrictions include how many hours your animals can work in a single working day. She was followed by Jay Bodner, Executive VP for the Montana Livestock Association. Mr. Bodner and the Livestock Association spoke on HB 286 along with Bison, Buffalo, Fake Meat and the COOL Bill aka the Country of Origin Labeling Law.“Environmentalists & some Montana legislators would like ...
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