Early Thursday morning, Congress ratified the results of the Electoral College vote, confirming Joe Biden as the next president.
While Montana U.S. Sen. Daines did not object to certification of any state’s result, Montana U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale on Wednesday night joined 147 Republican members of Congress in objecting to certification of the results of at least one state, as he had announced on Tuesday he would.
Soon after Congress’ action on Thursday morning, President Donald Trump, while continuing to maintain that he’d won the election, said there would be an “orderly transition” of the presidency to Biden.
As of 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, spokespeople for Daines and Rosendale have not responded to questions about whether they now affirm Biden as the legitimately elected president.
Last month, Stillwater County approved two phases of a wind farm that will incorporate large batteries for storing energy. Construction on the project is set to begin this summer and employ 175 workers.
Police plan to issue a citation to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen stemming from a May 19 incident in which Arnzten allegedly illegally passed a school bus that had its flashing lights on while schoolchildren were loading, according to an emailed statement from Arntzen spokesperson Brian O’Leary.
Superintendent Elsie Arntzen says her recent recommendations to change school standards are geared toward expanding local control. But critics fear her proposals will erode educational quality and make staffing challenges worse.