The Wall Street Journal reviewed Governor Schweitzer's address to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Governor Schweitzer's guest opinion on Citiznes United appeared in the New York Times on June 3, 2012:
In Montana’s frontier days, we learned a hard lesson about money in politics, one that’s shaped our campaign-finance laws for a century and made our political system one of the country’s most transparent.
Those laws, and our political way of life, are now being threatened by the Supreme Court — which is why I recently signed a petition for a federal constitutional amendment to ban corporate money from all elections.
Read the rest of the op-ed here.
Montana has had the highest ending fund balances in the state’s history under Governor Schweritzer's leadership. Schweitzer's op-ed in the New York Times on August 18, 2011 explains how he did it:
WITH the debt crisis and the weakening economy fresh on their minds, most Americans have probably concluded that government, as a rule, cannot manage money responsibly. But it can. Just look at Montana.
For six years it has been one of the only states in America with a budget surplus: this year it is a record $433 million, proportionally equivalent to a federal surplus of $858 billion. Thus we’ve been able to cut taxes, invest in education and infrastructure and keep essential services intact. We recently got our first bond rating upgrade in 26 years.
Read the rest of the opinion piece here.