Key Issues

JOBS AND WAGES

The economic challenges facing everyday Montanans are daunting. With skyrocketing real estate prices, working-class households, who don’t...

HEALTHCARE

Access to quality, affordable healthcare is an issue for millions of Americans, including myself. I grew up...

CLIMATE CHANGE

Let’s cut to the chase. We’re talking about a severely warming planet. Here in Montana, it’s giving...

Jack In The News

Washington Times: Montana Dem breaks with his party in longshot bid to unseat GOP’s Matt Rosendale

January 1, 2022. …”I’ve spent a lot of time campaigning in rural Montana,” Mr. Ballard said in an interview. “That was my world. I can walk up to any farmer or rancher on the street in eastern Montana and strike up a conversation. I know how they live. I know the kind of challenges they face.”

Billings Gazette: Op-Ed Why didn’t Rosendale vote on CWD bill?

December 17, 2021. As I write this, the quarters of a white-tailed buck deer I harvested over the Thanksgiving weekend hang in my garage. It’s not that I couldn’t find time in the last 10 days to get the cutting, grinding and packaging done. I won’t butcher it until I get back the testing results for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

Montana Free Press: ‘Firestorm’ of public comment leads FWP to rethink elk management proposals

December 15, 2021. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has backpedaled on a controversial elk management strategy after a public response that FWP Director Henry “Hank” Worsech described as a “firestorm…” Ballard said the commission should focus on harvesting cow elk if it’s serious about reducing population numbers. He also said he’d like to see more emphasis on…