Month: March, 2017

Way To Go, GFPS
GFPS

Way To Go, GFPS

Say what you will about the School Trustees, but a majority of them seem to be very tuned in to public sentiment. Last night, the School Board rejected a $1.2 million elementary levy by a 4-2 vote, with only Bob Moretti and big government liberal Don Ryan dissenting. Ryan is currently up for re-election. As the tide seemed to…

Anonymous Packet Hits The Westside, Rips GFPS
County Commission, GFPS

Anonymous Packet Hits The Westside, Rips GFPS

A number of Westside residents received a surprise in their mailboxes this week, in the form of the following 12-page packet. In it, the author takes issue with Tammy Lacey and GFPS for the School District’s construction plans at the Little Russell School site. The District’s operations facility does not conform with county zoning requirements. One…

Benefis FNP: Patient Care Should Trump Union Constraints
Benefis, Great Falls Tribune

Benefis FNP: Patient Care Should Trump Union Constraints

On March 9, the Tribune reported that a majority of Benefis RNs signed interest cards to vote on whether or not to form a union. Since then, opposition to unionizing has grown. Julia Fitzpatrick, FNP, has a good letter-to-the-editor in the Tribune today. It comes after a recent KRTV story detailing her efforts to prevent Benefis nurses from unionizing. Fitzpatrick has organized…

Small Town, Big Government?
City Commission

Small Town, Big Government?

After a lively couple of weeks, the City has decided — in advance of its previously scheduled March 6 meeting — that the Children’s Museum will not have to pack up and move, at least for now. The fiasco surrounding the CMOM highlighted a larger issue, though: the City’s desire to grow our government. Let’s take a look at some recent statements…

A Good Letter To The Editor In The Tribune
City Commission, Great Falls Tribune

A Good Letter To The Editor In The Tribune

A thoughtful letter-to-the-editor recently ran in the Tribune, one that made us wonder: What if the Trump administration did this? What would be the resultant backlash then? Here’s the letter in its entirety: City ordinance goes too far  Great Falls Ordinance 3148 allows the city to ban anyone from city property for one year for any violation of…

City Staff Can Use PowerPoint At Commission Meetings, City Residents Cannot
City Commission

City Staff Can Use PowerPoint At Commission Meetings, City Residents Cannot

A number of folks don’t think that’s fair, and none more so than the Ol’ Colonel, Richard Liebert. It’s something Liebert has wanted to see changed for years, to no avail. On Friday, Liebert submitted the following written petition to Great Falls City Commissioners, urging them to grant residents the same multimedia privileges as City staff. Liebert’s “ticket,” which…

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