Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor Feb. 21

February 21, 2019 at 2:00 am

A broken systemTwo recent articles in the Daily Inter Lake addressed the corruption in the Montana Child and Family Services system. I am grateful to Kianna Gardner for exposing that reality in her special report, and for Amy Hanson’s artic...

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Cost of higher education getting out of reach

February 18, 2019 at 9:47 am

According to the Chinese Education Center, the budget for tuition-free higher education in China increased by 45 percent from 2007 to 2011 and has continued a similar pace. Enrollment is over 35 million, up from 9 million in 2001. These are...

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Letters to the editor Feb. 18

February 18, 2019 at 9:47 am

‘Have a nice day’ responseLet’s see, Mr. Goodman (letter to the editor Jan. 27) went to town to run errands and heard “have a nice day” 35 times and he’s criticizing it? Just because we don’t all agree doesn’t mean we can’t wish a person we...

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Let’s keep the miracle of capitalism

February 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

To experience a miracle all you need do is go to the grocery store. Here in the middle of winter and Montana you can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, bread, fish and almost any kind of food item you can think of. Then you have drugs, be...

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Infrastructure: Now is the time to build

February 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

For a decade or more our Montana Legislature has grappled with the increasing need to renovate both Romney Hall on the MSU campus in Bozeman and the Montana Historical Society museum facility in Helena.A compelling case has been made for bo...

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Supermajority bill is a solution in search of a problem

February 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

House Bill 148 would require a supermajority of the Montana Legislature to add a new tax or fee or increase an existing one. It passed the House 53-46 and is now in the Senate.The problem is that it addresses no problem. Sixteen states requ...

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Letters to the editor Feb. 17

February 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

No way to treat a military familyIt’s Thanksgiving time. Imagine receiving notice that your job is being terminated and you’ll have to reapply for something else. Imagine you’re essentially a single parent for the past six months, caring fo...

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Made-in-Montana Medicaid program

February 11, 2019 at 2:00 am

What do rural hospitals, small businesses, and 1 in 10 Montanans have in common? They all benefit from Montana’s Medicaid expansion. That’s why I’ve introduced the Keep Montana Healthy Act, which will continue a program that works well for ...

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Hospital CEOs join discussion on Medicaid Expansion

February 11, 2019 at 2:00 am

This week at the state capitol the Joint Select Committee on Healthcare met with some hospital CEOs to discuss Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion. Our thanks to the CEOs from St. Peter’s in Helena, St. James in Butte and the for-profit Communi...

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Letters to the editor Feb. 11

February 11, 2019 at 2:00 am

Kitty criticI hope that your newspaper will advises your community to bring their pets INSIDE when the temperatures fall as far DOWN as they have been falling lately. Why return the cat, Fluffy, to its clearly irresponsible “owners” without...

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