Republican Polson state legislator Greg Hertz spoke to KGVO News this week to salute the conservative bills passed in Montana’s recent legislative session.
Hertz, a state senator from Polson, counted some of the accomplishments of the Republican majority in the House, Senate and governor’s office.
“We’ve passed a lot of laws and pushed back some bad bills from the Democrats,” Hertz began. “We want to make sure that we protect everyone’s rights, freedoms and freedoms. We have made progress on a number of things, particularly with regard to COVID-19. I mean, we basically banned any forced mandate when it comes to vaccines, and we also limited the governor’s ability to permanently maintain a state of emergency. He has only 45 days left without getting permission from the legislature to continue as we have done in the past.
Hertz also said Republicans helped save taxpayers money.
“I think the most important thing we did was simplify the tax laws,” he said. “Unfortunately, this will only come into effect in 2024. We have a considerable amount of revenue that we have to give back to taxpayers. But what this law does sort of aligns with federal law, which makes your return a lot easier. Once you have completed your federal return, completing your Montana return will be easy and will give you higher deductibles. For those low-income people, it’s going to take nearly 90,000 people off the tax rolls so they don’t have to file those pesky tax returns.
Hertz referred to the national effort to cede control of elections to the federal government.
“One of the most important things they want to do is pass this voter law, and basically all it does is push voter control to the feds,” he said. he declares. “He’s trying to take out the Electoral College and what they really want to do is give control of our country to a small handful of liberal cities and states and completely wipe out the input from Montana and others. rural states on what is happening in this country.”
Hertz continued in this vein.
“One of the most important things we’ve done has been to strengthen our voter ID laws to make sure election clerks know exactly who’s voting,” he said. “So once a year now they will go and they will clean up the voter rolls. It was every two years before. And then we also made a few other minor tweaks here and there. But we just wanted to make sure that everyone has a lot of faith in our elections as we move forward. »
Hertz has encouraged Montanans to vote Republican in 2022.