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Tester pushes infant formula manufacturers to address crisis

News from the Office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — In his continued effort to address the supply chain crisis, Senator Tester recently joined 31 of his colleagues in sending a letter to Mardi Mountford, President of the Infant Nutrition Council of America, urging infant formula manufacturers to address the shortage occurring across the country. “This shortage has placed an unacceptable burden on parents and caregivers and has put the health of babies and infants at risk,” Tester and his colleagues wrote. “For many families, infant formula is critical for ensuring children receive the nutrition they need to grow healthy and well-nourished … There is n...


Foster Care providers meet with governor Foster Care providers meet with governor

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HAMILTON — On May 10 in Hamilton, the governor led a roundtable discussion on foster care in Montana with local foster care families and providers. “Montana tragically has one of the highest numbers of children in foster care per capita in the na...


DPHHS submits P-EBT Plan for 2021-22 school year

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier announced on May 13 the agency has submitted for federal approval a plan to receive Pandemic Electronic Transfer (P-EBT) benefits for the 2021-22 school year and thus making Summer 2022 P-EBT a reality. ...


Administration announces $68M+ to conserve, strengthen ecosystems, economies

News from the U.S. Department of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration recently announced that 125 ecosystem restoration projects in over 20 states, Tribes and territories will receive nearly $68.4 million in fiscal year 2022 funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infr...


Governor praises education board

News from the office of Governor Gianforte  RONAN — On May 12, Governor Greg Gianforte praised the Montana Board of Public Education (BPE) for streamlining educator licensing in the state. “Montana has long struggled to recruit and retain K-12 educators, and it’s impacted our s...


Governor receives 2022 Fire Briefing, proclaims ‘Wildfire Awareness Month’ Governor receives 2022 Fire Briefing, proclaims ‘Wildfire Awareness Month’

News from the Office of the Governor  HELENA — On May 2, Governor Greg Gianforte received the 2022 Fire Briefing from local, state, tribal, and federal agency administrators and fire management officers. “Folks around this table share a common goal: to protect our communities and nat...


DPHHS scales back COVID-19 data reporting

News from Montana DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced recently that due to the low level of COVID-19 transmission in Montana at this time, updates to the COVID-19 cases and vaccine dashboards will move to a weekly reporting cadence. Updates...


Montana named 8th best state for nurses

News from the office of Governor Gianforte   HELENA — After proclaiming May 6 Nurses Day in Montana, Governor Greg Gianforte announced Montana is the eighth best state in the nation for nurses, according to a recent study conducted by WalletHub. “Montana nurses care for our neighbors ...


Departments of the Interior, Justice address MMIP crisis

News from the Department of the Interior WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland  and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco recently recognized National Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day with a virtual event to highlight the Not Invisible Act Commission.  T...


$14M+ secured to support county services, rural schools in MT

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) announced recently more than $14 million to support Montana rural schools, roads, and critical infrastructure through the Secure Rural Schools Program (SRS), which will be funded through Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) ...


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