Stacey Zinn-Britain has spent 18 years with the Montana DEA, but she was an agent in the middle of the coke wars in Florida, Heroin trade in both California and Texas. She will tell you why refugees are dying to come to the USA plus, why we have an opioid, meth and cocaine problem in Montana.
The Lawmakers Report - We Talk To Several Legislators Live From Helena
Dr. Gavin Clarkson is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation. He is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development in the Department of the Interior, a former Associate Professor in the College of Business at New Mexico State University, and a former candidate for U.S. Congress. Clarkson has a BA and MBA from Rice University, is a cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School and is the first tribal citizen to ever earn a doctorate from the Harvard Business School (in Technology and Operations Management). At Harvard, he was the President of the Native American Law Students Association, Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and the only doctoral graduate in the history of the Harvard Business School who has also placed in a livestock show.
(in Technology and Operations Management). At Harvard, he was the President of the Native American Law Students Association, Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and the only doctoral graduate in the history of the Harvard Business School who has also placed in a livestock show.
David Marquet-Retired US Navy Captain & Best Selling Author
Captain David Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work—a place where everyone is a leader. This is his story …
In an Intent-Based Environment it is possible for:
People to feel valued and proud of being a part of something bigger than themselves
People to know the organization’s goals and thoughtfully contribute toward their accomplishment
People to feel inspired, by pushing control and decision-making down the organization people take responsibility and have the authority to rise to the occasion, even during times of change
The organization’s success be on the shoulders of all people and not simply the “leaders”
In November 2016, Sales won an internal election among state Senate Republicans to be the president of the Montana Senate in the 2017 election. His opponent was Senator Eric Moore of Miles City. Although the vote was by secret ballot, it was described as a close case. He assumed office in January 2017. Sales broke with tradition in January 2017 by deciding to not sit with the state House in the customary beginning-of-session joint sitting to hear speeches from members of Montana’s congressional delegation, the chief justice of the Montana Supreme Court, the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, and a Native American leader. Sales’ choice to break from tradition was publicly criticized by former State Senate president Jon Tester.
As Senate president, Sales took the leading role in supporting legislation to give state lawmakers the right to carry concealed firearms in the state Capitol and on other state property and allowing restaurant customers to carry concealed firearms to restaurants. Both bills were passed by the Senate on mostly party lines, with Republicans in favor and Democrats opposed.
As Senate president, Sales opposed legislation to fund infrastructure projects in Montana, saying that he generally opposed bond issues for state building projects.
In March 2017, Sales said that he generally support privatizing the Montana State Fund (a semi-public entity that is the state’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance), but also said that he would consider supporting legislation to eliminate the fund entirely.
In 2017, Sales opposed legislation to require motorists to maintain a distance of 3 feet from bicyclists at 35 mph or less, and 5 feet at faster speeds. In debate, Sales harshly attacked cyclists, calling them “some of the most self-centered, rude people navigating on the highways and county roads I’ve seen” and saying that there were “too many of them” in Montana. Sales’ remarks prompted Derek Bouchard-Hall, the president and CEO of USA Cycling, to write an open letter to Sales expressing disappointment.
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 […]