Libertarian Candidate, US Senate Rick Breckenridge is a professional land surveyor in Proctor, Montana. Rick entered the US Army in 1977 and attended basic training and AIT at the Military Police School at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. He was sent to Germany where he was stationed at a nuclear weapons depot, NATO 111. Later he was transferred to the Big Red One in Goppingen. He was commissioned in 1983 in the Infantry and, after a serious car accident, resigned his commission in 1994 with the rank of Captain. Rick worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a Cadastral Surveyor and came to Montana in 1984. The BLM transferred him to Arizona to the Navajo Reservation. After two years, he went to Oregon and worked for the Lane County Surveyor’s Office until the BLM called him once again to work as a Geodetic Surveyor. In 1993, Flathead County hired Rick to develop a Geographic Information System. He, with the help of six county governments, the BLM and the University of Maine, developed an information system that became the Montana Cadastral Mapping Project. He has been a licensed professional land surveyor in Montana since 1994. Rick has been active in the legislative process since the 1997 legislature focusing on property rights and subdivision laws. He has been in private practice as a professional land surveyor since 2003. He works with his two sons, Lucas and William who are both professional land surveyors, in Montana and Hawaii. Rick resides in Proctor with his wife, Tracy Rae.
Making Big Tobacco & Smokers Pay Their Fair Share. What's True & What's Not With Yes On I-185
Montanans’ for I-185 have a lot of ads on Montana media saying that “Big Tobacco is at it again, first they lied about being addictive now, those same big corporations are lying about I-185” Other ads state “If you don’t smoke, you don’t pay! Is this true?
Other proponents say that it will keep 100,000 Montanans covered by medicare, helps keep rural hospitals open, and also will provide suicide prevention services to Veterans.
Former Yellowstone County Judge, Russ Fagg joins us to sift through the statements and, in his opinion, whats true and whats not.
Elinor Swanson-Libertarian Candidate For U.S. Representative "Decrease The Debt & Live & Let Live"
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I’m a wife, mother of 4, and attorney living in Billings. Spent my formative years in Alaska. Went to medical school for a year before switching tracks to law, and was struck by how politicians use people as guinea pigs, without their consent, and without respecting personal autonomy. There is a stark difference between those two worlds.
We have a mountain of debt. Every man, woman, and child is $75,000 in debt due to federal government borrowing. Year after year, federal government borrowing grows faster than the American economy. Year after year, the debt increases.
We don’t know what financial challenges the future might bring. Yet, we are committing future generations to cover our costs as well as their own, without their consent. That is taxation without representation. Future generations didn’t vote for the debt they will inherit.
Together, let’s do the right thing, so that our children and grandchildren won’t be paying the price.
This road doesn’t have to be so hard. There are over one million people in Montana, and hundreds of millions of people in America. Each one of us has overlapping and occasionally conflicting interests, identities, and desires. How do we peacefully and respectfully choose only a single set of cultural, religious, and social values to govern us all? We can’t.
Nor should we.
America is a diverse place, and that diversity needs freedom to thrive. We can live together harmoniously if we acknowledge each peaceful, honest individual’s right to live according to the dictates of personal conscience. Every one of us has the right to live free, so long as we aren’t harming anyone else.
David Brooks - Montana Executive Director Of Trout Unlimited In Support of I-186
Mr Brooks comes on the show to support I-186 representing Montana’s Trout Unlimited. The Initiative would require the DEQ to deny a permit for any new hard rock mines in Montana unless the reclamation plan provides clear and convincing evidence that the mine will not require perpetual treatment of water polluted by contaminants.
Legislative Update: We spoke with Representative Mike Hopkins about the Infrastructure Bonding Bill. The $80 Million bill provides a framework for spending and places a cap on how much the State can spend. Find out more We also spoke with Representative Ed Buttrey about the Medicaid Expansion bill that passed out of the legislature and […]