Op-Ed: Nanny politics are a bad excuse to raid habitat funds

The Montana Legislature is pushing through two house bills, both co-sponsored by area representative John Fitzpatrick, that fundamentally alter the way marijuana tax monies are allocated in direct opposition to the will of the voters.

HB 462 and HB 669 steal $15.8 million from wildlife habitat acquisition that Montana voters overwhelmingly approved when they passed I-190 in 2020.

Montana's libertarian lean is under attack by well-meaning but ultimately destructive politicos claiming to know what's best for Montanans and willing to take away our rights to push their agenda. As the saying goes,...


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