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The Good, The Bad, and the Stupid
It’s been a mixed bag at the Montana Legislature these past weeks. Some Republicans have sponsored good bills to go along with some really bad bills. Many of the Democrats’ bills are holdovers from last session: Medicaid expansion, free preschool for four-year-olds, additional infrastructure funding, higher education funding … déjà vu all over again. Here are some of the bills that got my attention: The Good is Rep. Nancy Wilson (D-Missoula) introducing a bill to raise the gas tax by a nickel a gallon. Revenue would be split between fixing local roads and public transportation. It's a modest increase but