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Legislators meet with county commissioners regarding traffic, districting, other issues Legislators meet with county commissioners regarding traffic, districting, other issues

LAKE COUNTY – Four Lake County legislators met with county commissioners last Tuesday to discuss a laundry list of concerns, ranging from an over-crowded jail and traffic congestion to redistricting and frustration with the local office of the Department of Revenue.  State Senators Greg Hertz, Bob Keenan and Dan Salomon and Rep. Linda Reksten spent nearly two hours with commissioners and several department heads in the monthly confab.  Legislators opened the meeting with a request that commissioners write a letter to the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission, urging the five-member board to keep the former boundaries of Montana’s western congressional ...


Tester announces $679,000 UM College of Health

  News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced $679,441 in new Federal Communications Commission pandemic relief funding for the University of Montana College of Health in Missoula to purchase telemedicine kits. The kits will enable critical, re...


Gov. Gianforte invests $6M to strengthen Montana’s workforce

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced the investment of $6 million to strengthen Montana’s workforce and provide job training to Montanans, particularly to individuals with disabilities and those who have become unemployed since the on...


Montana to modernize old Drought Management Plan

News from the office of Governor Greg Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced efforts to improve Montana drought and water supply planning last week. This planning effort was discussed during the Governor’s Drought and Water Supply Committee meeting. Approved in 1995, the existi...


Youth coalition files lawsuit to challenge voter suppressio

By Rylee Sommers-Flanagan, Upper Seven Law BILLINGS — Montana Youth Action, Forward Montana Foundation, and Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG) have filed a lawsuit challenging three recently passed laws that restrict young Montanans’ access to voting. The challenged bills i...


ARPA’s $7M funding helps lower Montanans’ health insurance costs

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — Following his continued push for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to support Montana reinsurance programs and lower the cost of health insurance for Montanans, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $7,129,995 in additional ...


Governor invests nearly $150M water, sewer infrastructure projects

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Gianforte recently announced the investment of nearly $150 million for water and sewer infrastructure projects across the state. “Montana is leading the nation in making critical water and sewer infrastructure investments, with ...


Fyant elected state Tribal Economic Development chair Fyant elected state Tribal Economic Development chair

News from the Montana Department of Commerce MONTANA — Shelly R. Fyant was elected last week as the new chair of the Montana State Tribal Economic Development Commission (STEDC). The newly elected chairwoman is currently in her second three-year term with STEDC. “I look forward to serving...


Lenders can apply for New Heirs’ Property Relending Program

News from USDA MONTANA — Intermediary lenders can now apply for loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications today through Oct. 29, 2021, and cooperatives, credit unions and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to app...


Conservation District asks public for comments

News from the Lake County Conservation District The Lake County Conservation District will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Lake County Conservation District Office (64352 U.S. Highway  93, Ronan, Montana, 59864). The purpose of the public hearing will be to revise an...


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