Verdell Jackson

The critical 2015 Montana legislative session

by Senator Verdell Jackson, Kalispell, Montana The CSKT water compact, the impact of government-controlled health care, pensions deficits, the lowest wages in the nation, high cost of energy and skyrocketing taxes are just a few of the issues that need immediate attention. Fortunately, Bob Keenan, former president of the Montana Senate is running for the …

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Proposed CSKT Compact is Unconstitutional

by Senator Verdell Jackson, Kalispell, Montana The Tribes’ right is in common with the citizens of the Territory. Off-reservation claims do not meet the definition of a federal reserved water right which by law is restricted to the reservation land. No off-reservation water rights have been previously transferred in a compact or case law. Equal …

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Proposed CSKT Water Compact Violates Montana and US Constitutions

by Senator Verdell Jackson, Kalispell, Montana   This is a response to Representative Daniel Salomon who used Compact Commission talking points instead of facts to rebut my recently submitted letter to the editor on the problems I see with the proposed Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) water compact. Equal protection under the law is …

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Senator Jackson: CSKT Water Compact is flawed

[See my rebuttal to Senator Verdell Jackson’s post here. – Ed] by Senator Verdell Jackson, Kalispell, Montana The Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) proposed Water Compact should protect existing uses of water both on and off the reservation. The existing human impact on the 8.4 million acre feet of water flowing down the Flathead River each …

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