It is the eve of the 2011 Montana Legislature, and here in the Missoulian newsroom we are ready for another epic “Lion vs. Tuna” session. A Democratic governor. A newly elected Republican majority in the House and Senate. Loads of freshman legislators. Loads of hot-button issues.
Thus, the video clip above, with thanks to first-time legislator Ellie Hill of Missoula (and YouTube) for the link.
Now for the serious stuff: The Missoulian will cover the 2011 Legislature with two full-time reporters: Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison. You’ve been reading their preview stories: on the major issues, on the new House and Senate leadership, on the governor’s proposed biennial budget for the past month.
Chuck and Mike are the most experienced, knowledgeable reporters on duty at the Capitol. They know this state, its politicians, its people and its issues like no others. All of which I say to assure you that our coverage will have unparalleled depth – from Monday’s opening gavel to session’s close three months from now.
So pick up the daily Missoulian, and watch us throughout each day on Missoulian.com, for complete coverage of the 2011 Montana Legislature. And let me know if there’s something you want us to cover that you aren’t seeing in our reports – and we’ll get to those issues and issue-makers as well. Be they tuna or lions.