The Missoulian looking at Brian Schweitzer
Missoulian beat reporter Mike Dennison has an article containing all political viewpoints about Brian Schweitzer and his first year in office:
Governor reflects on flashy first year
By MIKE DENNISON Missoulian State Bureau
HELENA - As Gov. Brian Schweitzer looks back on his first year in office, he sees a resume any governor would kill for: a state treasury overflowing with cash, high approval ratings and frequent national publicity.
Montana's first Democratic governor since 1988 also lists a string of policy goals that he says he's delivered, from increasing public-school funding to wind power to new business prospects.
“We continue to put the planks on the bridge to attract new business, new investment to Montana,” he said in an interview from his Capitol office.
Even political opponents acknowledge that Schweitzer has shown impressive talent, both at building a positive image for himself and pushing proposals through the Legislature.
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