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< 2018 >
December 30 - January 05
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  • 30
    30.December.Sunday
    No events
  • 31
    31.December.Monday

    Montana State Representatives Brad Tschida of Missoula & Carl Glimm of Kila Discuss the Upcoming 2019 Legislative Session

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    December 31, 2018

    These two Representative have a lot to talk about including why they think we should not change the way the house votes even though many in the senate think they should.

  • 01
    01.January.Tuesday

    Happy New Year 2019! Voices of Montana Presents "A Best of Program"

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    January 1, 2019

    We will pick you a “Best of Program” While we take the day off for the New Years Day Holiday.

  • 02
    02.January.Wednesday

    Chairman House & Senate Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Derek Skees, R-Kalispell & Matt Reiger (R) Kalispell, Rules Committee

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    January 2, 2019

    According to Rules committee chairman Rep. Derek Skees, R-Kalispell, a big opponent of the rules change, Montana legislators will take up the issue again on Jan. 8, the second day of the 2019 session.

    Call in and tell us what you think of the “Silver Bullet” Should the majority be able to use it? Many say no, See what the Rules Committee Chairman, Derek Skees says about the possible rules change.

  • 03
    03.January.Thursday

    Montana Legislators Nancy Balance of Hamilton & Frank Garner of Kalispell "Why We Need To End Super-Majority Rules"

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    January 3, 2019

    In a recent opinion Piece by Republican Nancy Balance from Hamilton, Montana she states, The Montana Constitution defines only a few cases when a legislative super-majority vote is needed — for example, before spending trust funds, amending the Constitution, or overriding a governor’s veto. Nowhere does the Constitution suggest the Legislature should adopt super-majority rules that limit debate and centralize power in the hands of a few.

    The 60-vote super-majority rule for removing bills from House committees has in the past allowed a powerful few legislators, who have received “silver bullets” or have made secret deals, to get their bills out of committee. This insider politics needs to end!

     It is time to bring fair and honest debate back into the process. Time to make the committees do their job instead of simply “killing” bills House leadership doesn’t like. Time to end the secret deals and bring transparency back into the process. Time to go back to the simple majority rule for bringing bills to the floor of the Montana House and ensure all Montanans are represented as promised by our state’s Constitution.
    Nancy Balance.
  • 04
    04.January.Friday

    Dan Byers, VP of Policy - Global Energy Institute. How Is The "Keep It In The Ground" Movement Impacting Energy Development In Montana

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    January 4, 2019

    Dan Byers with the Global Energy Institute will be discussing their recently released report on the “Keep It In the Ground Movement” and its impact on energy development in Montana and throughout the United States.

    The report received extensive media coverage including stories in the Washington Post, Politico, The Washington Examiner, Oil & Gas Journal, the Daily Caller, and on Fox News.

    Dan Byers is vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. With a focus on environmental and regulatory policy issues, Byers develops and implements strategies in support of the Institute’s broader education and advocacy efforts. Byers brings nearly two decades of public policy experience to his work directing the Institute in assessing the impact of existing and emerging federal laws and regulations on the U.S. energy industry. He frequently speaks and writes on energy policy and environmental regulatory issues and has been published in a number of prominent outlets.

    See more at: https://www.globalenergyinstitute.org/dan-byers

    Mr. Byers says “While opposition to energy infrastructure projects is certainly not new, the origins of coordinated, focused campaigns are relatively recent. Beginning with the lucrative and polarizing campaign against the Keystone XL Pipeline, environmental activists set out to make opposition to individual energy projects a political litmus test. Led by Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, an influential and well-funded activist organization, this model evolved and was quickly expanded to other projects.

     

  • 05
    05.January.Saturday
    No events

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December 30 - January 05
  • 30
    No events
  • 31

    Montana State Representatives Brad Tschida of Missoula & Carl Glimm of Kila Discuss the Upcoming 2019 Legislative Session

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    December 31, 2018

    These two Representative have a lot to talk about including why they think we should not change the way the house votes even though many in the senate think they should.

  • 01

    Happy New Year 2019! Voices of Montana Presents "A Best of Program"

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    January 1, 2019

    We will pick you a “Best of Program” While we take the day off for the New Years Day Holiday.

  • 02

    Chairman House & Senate Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Derek Skees, R-Kalispell & Matt Reiger (R) Kalispell, Rules Committee

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    January 2, 2019

    According to Rules committee chairman Rep. Derek Skees, R-Kalispell, a big opponent of the rules change, Montana legislators will take up the issue again on Jan. 8, the second day of the 2019 session.

    Call in and tell us what you think of the “Silver Bullet” Should the majority be able to use it? Many say no, See what the Rules Committee Chairman, Derek Skees says about the possible rules change.

  • 03

    Montana Legislators Nancy Balance of Hamilton & Frank Garner of Kalispell "Why We Need To End Super-Majority Rules"

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    January 3, 2019

    In a recent opinion Piece by Republican Nancy Balance from Hamilton, Montana she states, The Montana Constitution defines only a few cases when a legislative super-majority vote is needed — for example, before spending trust funds, amending the Constitution, or overriding a governor’s veto. Nowhere does the Constitution suggest the Legislature should adopt super-majority rules that limit debate and centralize power in the hands of a few.

    The 60-vote super-majority rule for removing bills from House committees has in the past allowed a powerful few legislators, who have received “silver bullets” or have made secret deals, to get their bills out of committee. This insider politics needs to end!

     It is time to bring fair and honest debate back into the process. Time to make the committees do their job instead of simply “killing” bills House leadership doesn’t like. Time to end the secret deals and bring transparency back into the process. Time to go back to the simple majority rule for bringing bills to the floor of the Montana House and ensure all Montanans are represented as promised by our state’s Constitution.
    Nancy Balance.
  • 04

    Dan Byers, VP of Policy - Global Energy Institute. How Is The "Keep It In The Ground" Movement Impacting Energy Development In Montana

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    January 4, 2019

    Dan Byers with the Global Energy Institute will be discussing their recently released report on the “Keep It In the Ground Movement” and its impact on energy development in Montana and throughout the United States.

    The report received extensive media coverage including stories in the Washington Post, Politico, The Washington Examiner, Oil & Gas Journal, the Daily Caller, and on Fox News.

    Dan Byers is vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. With a focus on environmental and regulatory policy issues, Byers develops and implements strategies in support of the Institute’s broader education and advocacy efforts. Byers brings nearly two decades of public policy experience to his work directing the Institute in assessing the impact of existing and emerging federal laws and regulations on the U.S. energy industry. He frequently speaks and writes on energy policy and environmental regulatory issues and has been published in a number of prominent outlets.

    See more at: https://www.globalenergyinstitute.org/dan-byers

    Mr. Byers says “While opposition to energy infrastructure projects is certainly not new, the origins of coordinated, focused campaigns are relatively recent. Beginning with the lucrative and polarizing campaign against the Keystone XL Pipeline, environmental activists set out to make opposition to individual energy projects a political litmus test. Led by Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, an influential and well-funded activist organization, this model evolved and was quickly expanded to other projects.

     

  • 05
    No events

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  • Petroleum Association on President Trump’s Keystone Permit

    Today on Voices of Montana Alan Olson, Executive Director of the Montana Petroleum Association, was asked about the efficacy of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline now that President Donald Trump has issued a new permit to cross the Montana/Canadian Border. Hear Alan Olson’s response Listen to the Entire Show Here
  • Save Colstrip and the Mueller Report

    Greg Gianforte called us live from the swamp to update us on the Mueller Report. Colstrip United Representatives discussed the “Save Colstrip Bill” Senator Tom Richmond (SD 28), and Senator Duane Ankney (SD 20) joined us. Click To Listen
  • Working through issues on Colstrip Power Plant

    Today, we heard Public Service Commissioner Roger Koopmans’ thoughts on Colstrip. The PSC, NorthWestern Energy and the Montana Legislature are working through some issues that revolve around Colstrip Power Plant. Click To Listen      
  • Does the state of Montana really need to expand Medicaid Insurance?

    We started with John Doran, VP of External affairs and Chief of Staff with Blue Cross Blue Shield as he gave us his ideas on Medicaid expansion. Also joining us on the show was Tom McGillvrey with the Montana State Senate and Senator Dr. Al Olszewski, who also spoke on …
  • The Columbia River Treaty

    The Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States is an agreement that was reached in 1964 to manage flood risk and hydropower. Canada was compensated in the agreement by receiving half of the value of the electricity generated from the Libby Dam. Eureka Senator Mike Cuffe was on …

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