Jon Tester addresses Montana Legislature
U.S. Senator Jon Tester addressed the Montana Legislature today, encouraging lawmakers to work together throughout the session.
During his speech, Tester stressed the importance of public service, and told legislators to focus on citizenship rather than partisanship.
The Senator addressed issues at the federal level, and says the fiscal cliff is an example of lawmakers failing to reach a compromise. He also discussed campaign finance, and his fight in Washington to end corporate influence during elections.
Tester says, "And only people and their ideas, not corporations and their money decide our elections. By a 3 to 1 margin Montanans passed a constitutional initiative requiring Senator Baucus, Congressman Daines and me to work on this at the national level. It's why I support overturning Citizens United because like most Montanans I see it as a kick in the teeth to democracy."
Tester also encouraged legislators to support small businesses by investing money in them throughout the session.
Story by Jill Jagelski, Beartooth NBC.
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