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.
Health Insurance Costs May Be Lowered For Students
The house has approved a senate bill some lawmakers say could lower student health insurance costs. Senate bill 280 would authorize the Commissioner of Higher Education to create a self-insured healthcare plan for students.
Tester Is Working On Helping Veterans
Senator Jon Tester is turning his efforts toward veterans who get health care at vet centers. Montana has four vet centers (Kalispell, Missoula, Great Falls and Billings).
Legislation Approved On Prescription Drugs
The Montana Attorney General reports prescription drugs kill 300 Montanans every year, making them more deadly than meth, heroin, and cocaine, combined.The house has approved legislation that would make it a crime to lie to a doctor to obtain prescription drugs.
Tester Grills Officials On Foreign Nationals Who Overstay Their Visas
Senator Jon Tester grilled homeland security experts on ways to better track foreign nationals in the United States. Tester used a senate hearing to highlight security threats posed by failures to monitor those foreign nationals.
The United States Places 3rd For Renewable Energy
A new Pew charitable trust report that tracks investments in the clean energy sector puts the U.S. in 3rd place, and finds a connection with strong clean energy policies.
House Votes Down Gold And Silver Legislation
The Montana house has voted down legislation requiring the State to back some of its transactions in gold and silver. Many in the tea party movement believe getting away from the Federal Reserve and having currency backed by precious metals is one way to fix the growing national debt.
Veteran Unemployment Rates Concern Senator Baucus
The Iraq and Afghanistan veterans of America, the first and largest group dedicated to the veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are on Capital Hill this week.
DUI Legislation Front And Center In Helena
The house approved legislation aimed at monitoring people convicted of driving under the influence, or refusing to submit to a blood or breath test. Representative Mike Menahan's bill would allow judges to require them to participate in a sobriety program, or to only drive vehicles with an igni…
A Demanding Bicycle Ride In Yellowstone Park
Crews in Yellowstone National Park are making steady progress clearing several feet of snow and ice off park roads.
Significant Milestone Has Been Reached By The Montana State Library
The Montana State Library has reached a significant milestone in its project to digitize its collection of state publications. The library is digitizing and placing online its entire print collection of approximately 55,000 state publications dating from the 1870’s...