Pete is married with two children one goes to the University of Montana the other is in the seventh grade. outside of work passions include fly fishing, and bird hunting. Hiogh school sports are other activities I like to watch. Pete is 50 years old and now training for a century bicycle ride.
Carbon Pollution Regulation
The Clean Air Act has become a hotly debated topic in Congress in recent days. A flurry of amendments to a small business bill would have restricted the act's authority, and Montana Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester voted against them.
Climate Change, Montana And You
Climate change could affect Montana. Recent events in Japan have clarified how national energy systems are vulnerable to natural disasters.
Proposed 2012 Budget Has Seniors Concerned
A 73 page bill coming out of the House ofRepresentatives is disconcerting to the Nation’s senior citizens. The legislation authored by Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin would change the way some entitlement programs are funded...
Social Program Cuts Have Many Concerned
There are 60,800 low-income children in Montana who depend on Medicaid for their health care. Proposed cutbacks in congress threaten Montana’s seniors.
Economic Opportunities Passing Montana By
Discussions are taking place in communities across the State about how to attract business to Montana. Those discussions often begin on the point of workers compensation.
State Senator Says Repealing The Peoples’ Will Is Not The Answer
In the Legislative Session filled with controversial issues, from the budget to right to life,one topic receiving considerable debate is that of medical marijuana. Montanans voted for a referendum giving us current law in 2004. Many have questioned whether or not voters got what they thought they wo…
A Public Servant Returns
Governor Brian Schweitzer reaches the end of his term in 2012. A large field of candidates has emerged from both the republican and democratic parties. One candidate has successfully served Montana in the U.S. House of Representatives and is returning to public service in an attempt to lend his expe…
A Different View Of The Federal Budget Battle
As the battle continues to cut money from bloated federal beaurocies Democrats and Republicans continue to deflect responsibility. The House passed a budget plan in February. The Senate has yet to present a budget bill. House Ppeaker John Boehner, Senate President Harry Reid and President Obama cont…
Making Sausage At The Federal Level
Doing the work of the people is often referred to as sausage making in Washington D.C., something no one should see. The budget battle has reached a fevered pitch between the House and Senate. House Republicans are acting on what they believe gave them control of the house...
The Reason Governor Schweitzer Has A Veto Branding Iron Made
The House and Senate will vote early this week on the state budget bill. Assuming that republican majorities in both bodies will approve the measure, it will head to Governor Brian Schweitzer, who has vowed to veto it. The house passed, on second reading, a bill to reduce the business equipment tax…