Rasmussen_Poll: 54% of NJ likely voters think Christie knew of bridge closing as retaliation.
56% in NJ Think Christie Should Resign If He Knew About Fort Lee Retaliation - Rasmussen Reports™ …
Can you tell me how he has done so far with his goals in his first year?Bullock announced on September 7, 2011 that he would be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Montana in 2012. In the Democratic primary, Bullock faced off against Helena resident Heather Margolis. Bullock won with 87% of the vote.
He and his running mate, General John Walsh, proposed a jobs plan that focuses on small and medium sized Montana businesses as the engines of job creation. Bullock and Gen. Walsh call for:
Streamlining the regulatory permitting process and establishing a new permit tracking system,
Ensuring that government services meet the demands of job creators,
Supporting rapid growth in eastern Montana by making sure communities receive funds before or in preparation for natural resource development rather than afterwards,
Promoting the hiring of Montanans first for jobs inside the state paid for by taxpayers’ money,
Expanding in-state business activity to create a business climate that spurs faster expansion and greater business-to-business activity among Montana companies,
Further reforming Montana’s workers’ compensation system to reduce the number of workers who are injured or killed on the job, getting injured workers back to work as soon as possible and controlling medical costs.
Requiring major firms that are awarded state contracts to subcontract a substantial percentage of their work to in-state businesses.
Bullock proposed a $400 property tax rebate for homeowners in Montana to spur job creation and refund a portion of the state’s $400 million budget surplus.
General John Walsh, Bullock’s running mate, is the former Adjutant General of the Montana National Guard. Bullock won the election, held on November 6, 2012, defeating Republican ex-US Representative Rick Hill. Bullock came out on top by 7,571 votes, or 48.9%, to Hill’s 47.3%. Libertarian candidate Ron Vandevender pulled 3.8% of the vote.
Looking a little deeper than wiki, which has a reputation for possible skewed pages due to the open entry feature, I came up with this:
Montana’s Democratic Governor Steve Bullock has vetoed 71 bills passed by the 2013 State Legislature. That number is second only to former Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s 78 vetoes during and after the 2011 Legislative Session.
Given heavy GOP dominance of the legislature during the last two sessions while the governor’s office has been occupied by a liberal Democrat, it should come as little surprise that vetoes have become commonplace in Montana politics.
Many of the vetoed bills seek to advance typically conservative causes: tax reform, states’ rights, school choice, market oriented energy policies, and protecting 2nd Amendment rights. However, several of the bills also dealt with more centrist issues such as providing aid to Eastern Montana localities impacted by oil and gas development, and sportsmen’s issues, such as allowing hunters to use sound suppressors.
8 Controversial Vetoes By Montana Governor Steve Bullock During the 2013 Legislative Session » Media Trackers
I actually think that comparing this to IRS, Benghazi, NSA, reportergate, Fast and Furious, Obamacare website, etc. are a little much if not only to show how the irony of hypocrisy from progressives is on full display here. But what I do think it is more akin to is, remember when the shutdown was happening, and Obama closed down the memorials, and tried to turn away 90 year old vets by force? Who got fired over that?
That is factually untrue.The bridge was closed for four days...
What I doubt at this point is the right wing of the Republican Party allowing such a candidate to be nominated, or for the party to be able to actually win an election. That could prove wrong, of course, but if it isn't, then the alternative is going to be whoever the Democrats nominate.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?