There’s never been any strong evidence that Montana suffers because we have a legislative session only once every two years. In fact, there is much to say that as far as having true representative government, we the people benefit.
A recent SmartAsset study that identifies places with the highest per capita net worth, concluded that in Montana, Yellowstone County ranked third, with Ravalli and Lincoln Counties coming in first and second, respectively. While Yellowstone County had the highest per capita income, other counties had a higher per capita net worth and less per capita debt.
Even if you live in Montana for a short while, the experience changes you forever, declares a post by Jessica Wick on “Only in Your State,” website. “Whether you’ve lived in Montana your entire life or you just spend a few glorious years here, when you move somewhere else or travel extensively, there’s one thing you notice: Life in the Treasure State changes you…. life experiences here are just a bit different than they are anywhere else.”
Several weeks ago, I wrote a guest column criticizing school districts that allowed their students to skip class to participate in an openly partisan political protest. The “Climate Strike” was a nationwide, Trump-hating, far left event promoting the radical “Green New Deal” and its “down with capitalism” socialist agenda. Public school approval of student participation amounted to sanctioned POLITICALLY-CORRECT TRUANCY.
The American Society of Civil Engineers reports that Montana is listed as 33rd in terms of the condition of its infrastructure. It says that American families lose $3,400 in disposable income every year or $9 a day due to infrastructure deficiencies.