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Reorganizing and getting back to work

HELENA - The Legislative Session is up and running here in Helena. The first week is usually fairly calm as all of the individual committees organize themselves and legislators begin putting text to their bills and start getting them scheduled for...

 

Thank you House District 92

Thank you to the people of House District 92 for giving me the opportunity to continue serving you in the State Legislature. I really love working for the people of this district and I look forward to going to back to Helena in January and building...

 

Getting things done for House District 92

In addition to helping write and pass a responsible, balanced budget, fighting against the $300 million in tax increases that will be proposed next session and passing property tax relief for Montana Seniors, there are a number of other topics we...

 

My plans if re-elected

In my previous letter, I talked about what we did in the last legislative session. For the next two letters, I wanted to talk about what I plan to do if re-elected to continue serving you in the Legislature. First and foremost, we need to repair the...

 

My record speaks for its self

Absentee ballots are out! Its been a long campaign year and while my opponents’ staffers have now decided to send out attack ads lying about my record, I am still proud that our race for HD92 has for the most part been a really civil race....

 

Democrats must come back to real issues

In the last couple of weeks, we have all seen the videos of Liberal protesters screaming and throwing bottles at cars outside of the Supreme Court chambers and the Capitol. Senators home addresses and phone numbers being released and followed up with...

 

Vote against I-185

Medicaid expansion through I-185 is a bad deal for Montanans and presents serious issues for future legislative sessions and state budget discussions. In 2015 when Medicaid expansion was passed, there were months of heated debate between both sides....

 

Hopkins Will Fight for You

We have come to expect that the Federal Government does not do its job. When it comes to State Government, we expect the opposite. We expect our State Legislature to get things done, to work together to tackle serious problems affecting us as...

 
 By Mike Hopkins    News    February 8, 2018

Representative Hopkins Files for Re-election

Politics these days can be brutal. On the airwaves people act as if disagreeing on some particular policy is grounds to hate one another but that hasn't been my experience representing the people of...

 

Hopkins' Legislative Update

This last Friday, House Bill 2 (The State Budget) passed out of the Appropriations Committee and is on its way to the House Floor for debate. At this point in the process, it looks to be in good...

 
 By Mike Hopkins - R    News    March 2, 2017

Hopkins' Legislative Update

HELENA - Things have been moving pretty quickly here in the Legislature as we move towards transmittal. Since the beginning of the session, I have been working on a set of veteran legislation...

 

Hopkins' Legislature Update

HELENA - Things are starting to move on the budget side here at the Legislature and I wanted to share some information with you as we move forward. First, explaining a bit about the process and then...

 
 By Mike Hopkins    News    November 3, 2016

A Better Way of Doing Things

For those of you who I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting, my name is Mike Hopkins, the Republican candidate running for House District 92. We have come to expect that the Federal Government does not do its job. When it comes to State...

 

Reject Washington D.C. – Style Politics

As candidates, we all have to make a choice as to what kind of campaign we want to run. Recently, mail from my opponent has been sent out blatantly lying about my positions, from public lands to education. I take these lies as a compliment, as I...

 

Stand Up Against Special Interests, Vote No on I-177

We have a lot of serious decisions to make as a community this November, besides crucial legislative races across the state, we will have a number of initiatives to vote on. One in particular, the Montana Animal Trap Restrictions Initiative (I-177) s...

 

Mike Hopkins Files in House District 92

MISSOULA - Mike Hopkins from Missoula has filed to run as a Republican for House District 92. House District 92 includes the areas surrounding Seeley Lake, Bonner, Potomac, Condon, East Missoula and...

 

SSHS Recognizes Seniors

SEELEY LAKE - Seeley-Swan High School (SSHS) recognized their senior basketball athletes along with their families at the last Blackhawks home game of the season Saturday, Feb. 13 against...

 

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