Ignoring the fact that gas taxes pay for only roughly one-third of road costs, a Montana state legislator attacks electric vehicles (& a smart energy future) by asking EVs to pay more in taxes than they already do in electricity fees…

From the Daily Montanan: https://dailymontanan.com/2022/09/20/interim-committee-passes-two-draft-bills-aimed-at-taxing-electric-vehicles/? double taxation, climate change, EV future better for Montana, fossil fuels lobbyist, Denley Loge

Good reads here on why COVID may no longer be a pandemic, and how the virus is now endemic (but stay up-to-date on vaccinations and mask when appropriate)…

From nymag.com: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/09/biden-right-to-say-the-pandemic-is-over-on-60-minutes.html From the American Medical Association: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/how-we-will-know-when-covid-19-has-become-endemic coronavirus, Parodi, AMA, masking, vaccination

A good read here on how our flooding in June exacerbated Montana’s affordable housing crisis, featuring Carbon County’s Fromberg (Gov. Gianforte might do well to read it)…

From High Country News: https://www.hcn.org/articles/north-housing-when-a-housing-crisis-meets-a-megaflood? man-caused climate change, workforce housing, absent state leadership, Livingston, Clark's Fork, Red Lodge