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Keeping Our Promises


Developing The Future


Over the past decade the Republican led Legislature has worked to make your life a little better each day.


Montanas economy outpaces the nation:  According to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Montana had 3,500 more jobs in August than a year ago.  A national economic forecasting firm ( predicts Montana (1.1% job growth) will finish the year with the countrys second fastest-growing economy behind Nevada (1.8% job growth) while nationally there is an average decline of .8%.  The unemployment rate in Montana in August was 3.1%, the lowest in 33 years.  New Mexico has replaced Montana with the lowest average wages.  Montanas economy has stabilized and is growing.


Revising the Montana Environmental Protection act:  During the last session, changes were made to MEPA by Republican sponsored bills that should eliminate the analysis paralysis while maintaining responsible harvesting of our natural resources.  The high paying natural resources jobs will stimulate our economy and raise our average income. 


Logging dead and dying trees: After Bitterroot burned, logging of dead and dying timber on National Forest Land was delayed in court in Missoula.  Meanwhile in the Flathead, after the Moose fire, local Republican legislators worked with the Department of Natural Resources to harvest the trees burned during the Moose fire. The timber was harvested in a timely manner last winter with little or no damage to the soil.  Restoration procedures were being done as the trees were removed.