Guest Opinion: Legislative Report

Greetings from Helena!

The committees are about finished with their work. In Judiciary Committee, we had a Governor’s Judicial appointment for District 9, Gregory Bonilla. Shelby will be his headquarters. He answered my questions on the constitution well. He will be confirmed on the Senate Floor this week.

In Fish and Game committee we had two Governor’s appointments to confirm for the State Parks and Recreation Board, Liz Whiting, and John Marancik. They will also be confirmed on the Senate Floor this week.

Monday is going to be a busy day. HB2, the budget, and other spending bills will be on the floor. This is where the rubber meets the road. The budget is going to be way too big, and I am probably going to have a hard time voting for it.

It was kind of exciting around the Capitol this past week. The Freedom Caucus encouraged the House Speaker to censure a transgender legislator because of his threatening remarks during a House debate. This is about the fourth time he has threatened those who vote differently than him. The Left has said many times that elections have consequences. If the shoe is on the other foot, they have a hard time comprehending the consequences. We had a lot of National Media attention, looking for interviews. I declined. We have also received hateful emails, texts, and phone calls, with threats and vulgar language. Genesis 1:27 says “male and female He created them.”

Hopefully, we get the People’s business finished up this week and we can head back home.

If you are ever in Helena, be sure to look us up. If you want to look up the text of a bill you can find it at

For Freedom,

Senator Steve



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