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Tester secures $32M+ for MT Public Health Laboratory

News from the Office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE U.S. — Senator Jon Tester announced that he has secured $32,191,069 in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding for the Montana Department of Health and Human Services to support the Montana state laboratory’s capacity for the prev...

Unemployment rate falls

News from the Office of Governor Gianforte Montana’s unemployment rate declined in March to 3.8 percent; the state’s third consecutive month of lower unemployment rates. Nationwide, the unemployment rate was 6.0 percent in March. “For the third consecutive month, this year, Montana ...

Governor signs bill to increase affordable housing supply

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – Governor Greg Gianforte signed Senate Bill 161 into law to make housing more affordable by cutting red tape and increasing supply. “For too long, burdensome regulations have limited the housing supply, driven up prices, and made buying a home...

Governor prohibits vaccine passports

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Greg Gianforte issued an executive order prohibiting the state-sponsored development and required use of so-called vaccine passports in Montana. “I strongly encourage Montanans to get a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine, which i...

High water requires planning ahead High water requires planning ahead

News from Montana FWP MONTANA – When spring is in the air, snow melt creates high water in our streams and rivers. People might want to get out there in a boat, but high water can be deadly when conditions are too extreme for safe boating. Although it can be hard to put safety ahead of adventur...

Emergency rent, utility assistance now available for Montanans

News from the Department of Commerce   MONTANA — The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program is taking applications from Montanans who have lost income and are at risk of housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   “The last year has brought real, serious challenges t...

Legislature advances key infrastructure, conservation projects

In recent weeks, the Montana Legislature has advanced bills to support critical infrastructure and conservation projects across the state. Starting with House Bill 632, Republicans committed to investing the latest round of federal COVID relief dollars in infrastructure, telecommunications and economic stabi...

MontanaPBS to host free, online Earth Week events for educators, parents and families

From MSU News Service MONTANA — In celebration of Earth Week, MontanaPBS has put together a number of free events for educators, parents and families centered on its newest documentary, “Ghost Forests.” The film introduces viewers to the threatened whitebark pine and offers an example ...

Briefs for April 14, 2021

Gov. Gianforte tests positive  for COVID-19    News from the office of  Gov. Gianforte BOZEMAN — After exhibiting mild symptoms on Sunday, April 4, and out of an abundance of caution, Governor Greg Gianforte today was tested for COVID-19 and received a positive result. ...

Warm, dry March decreases river volumes

News from the USDA BOZEMAN —  Just when it seemed like the snowpack was on the right track to rebound from the dry December and January, March yielded substantially different weather patterns than the cold, wet conditions experienced during February.  Snowpack percentages on March 1 w...


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