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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Immigration and Border Laws

Missoulian: GOP leaders: Bill to build wall will cost up to $15 billion
Secure Border Initiative Fence Construction Costs
“CBP had completed about 73 miles of primary SBI fencing costing approximately $198 million as of September 30, 2007, and about 215 miles of fencing costing about $625 million as of October 31, 2008. Seventy-one of the miles completed as of September 30, 2007, were pedestrian fencing completed at costs ranging from $400,000 to $4.8 million per mile and averaging $2.8 million per mile. CBP had also finished about 2 miles of vehicle fencing at a cost of $2.8 million.”

Monday, January 23, 2017

State Social Media / Right to Know in Montana

Montana Code Annotated: Public records
Montana State Library: State publications
“The Montana State Library collects and provides permanent public access to state publications produced by state agencies.” Including archive websites.

Right to Know and Right of Privacy Laws
Right to Know – Article II, section 9 of the Montana Constitution provides that:
“No person shall be deprived of the right to examine documents or to observe the deliberations of all public bodies or agencies of state government and its subdivisions, except in cases in which the demand of individual privacy clearly exceeds the merits of public disclosure.”

Right of Privacy –Article II, section 10 provides that:
“The right of individual privacy is essential to the well-being of a free society and shall not be infringed without the showing of a compelling state interest.”