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I have had the honor of serving the people of Montana as a State Representative for the past four years. One of my proudest accomplishments in this position is that we were finally able to change our law so that people can no longer share private or sexual images of another person without their permission. This is commonly called Revenge Porn and can have devastating impacts on lives. I didn’t do this alone. I had the expert help of Rep. Kimberly Dudik in changing this law. Together we wrote and fine-tuned the law that eventually passed, and without her strong advocacy to protect citizens through this needed reform, we would not have been able to make this change. And that is one of t...

DPHHS announces expansion of mental health resources to help Montanans during COVID-19

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan announced today an expansion of mental health services to help Montanans who may be experiencing a range of emotions including loneliness, sadness and fear as a result of the current COVID-19 situation. ...

Self-Responding to the 2020 Census is more important than ever for Montana

News from the 2020 Census MONTANA – All Montanans can now fill out their 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail – even without receiving an official invitation to participate.  The 2020 Census is available to fill out now online at, by phone at 1-844-330-2020, or vi...

Lake County voting by mail during time of 'unprecedented challenges' Lake County voting by mail during time of 'unprecedented challenges'

POLSON – Lake County voters will vote by mail instead of at the polls in the upcoming June 2 primary election in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the county.  The Lake County commissioners unanimously approved the election change during a public meeting streamed live through the Lake...

Consumer protections announced

News from Governor Bullock  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced consumer protections to lessen the economic impacts on Montanans during the COVID-19 statewide emergency by stopping evictions, foreclosures and cancellation of utility services including water, heating and internet servic...

Governor to bolster food security for Montana families

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced that in the coming days and weeks, he will extend federal food assistance to more than 100,000 Montanans, increase food supplies at emergency food pantries and food banks, and streamline nutrition assistance for...

Bullock announces additional guidance on childcare facilities

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive providing additional guidance on childcare facilities to ensure that Montana’s essential workers can receive access to childcare during the state of emergency. Additionally, the directive requires ...

Governor Bullock announces measure to keep smaller hospitals open

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced a directive that allows Montana hospitals and related facilities to receive financing to remain open and acquire the supplies needed to respond to COVID-19. “For weeks both urban and rural hospitals have...

Governor Bullock waives CHIP Copays, authorizes continued Medicaid coverage

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock  announced, on March 27, measures to waive out-of-pocket copayments for low-income Montanans covered by Healthy Montana Kids, ensure Montanans covered by Medicaid won’t lose coverage for inability to pay premiu...

Governor extends school closures through April 10

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Today, Wednesday, March 25, I issued a directive to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses through April 10. I also mandated social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in M...


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