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Montana to receive $71M+ for COVID testing, vaccine distribution

News from the Offices of Senator Tester and Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines announced that Montana will receive more than $71 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat COVID-19 through large-scale testing and vaccination efforts....

Montana Wildlife Federation statement on Gov. Gianforte’s proposed budget

This budget is a good starting point and continues to fund the state agencies and outdoor programs that support wildlife protection, enhance public access, and conserve our working lands. Previous legislatures and administrations have made incredible progress to make Montana the world-class sporting and recr...

Montana businesses need protection from COVID-19 liability

Montana, along with the rest of the U.S., has suffered through almost an entire year filled with the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.  The impact on our health can be quantified by infection rates, the number of hospitalizations, and COVID-19 related deaths. Quantifying the effects on our economy is mu...

Montana Public Radio kicks off the New Year Montana Public Radio kicks off the New Year

News from MTPR MISSOULA — Montana Public Radio kicks off the New Year with three new programs. First, the MTPR weekly legislative news and analysis program “Capitol Talk” returns for another season with host Sally Mauk, Lee Enterprises’ Capitol bureau chief Holly Michels and Rob ...

Montana, Washington join forces to stop feral pigs

News from the Montana Invasive Species Council  The Montana and Washington invasive species councils have joined forces to stop wild pigs from crossing borders. The two councils issued a report with recommendations and best management practices aimed at helping federal, state, provincial and loc...

Briefs for Jan. 13, 2021

USDA sets application cutoff date   News from USDA BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. While NRCS accepts easement applications on a continuous basis, applications for the next ...

Gianforte sworn in as Montana’s 25th Governor Gianforte sworn in as Montana’s 25th Governor

HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte this morning took the oath of office as the 25th governor of the state of Montana. Gianforte’s swearing-in was attended by family, and Montanans throughout the state watched the ceremony virtually. Presiding over the event, Montana Senator Greg Hertz welcome...

Bills supporting Native American veterans signed into law

U.S. SENATE — Two bills authored by U.S. Senator Jon Tester providing critical support to Native American veterans have been signed into law. Tester sent both his Native American Veteran Parity in Access to Care Today Act and Department of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act to the Presid...

Montana law makers respond to Capitol violence

State political leaders condemn the violence that happed at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6.  Montana’s congressional delegation and Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte disavowed those actions on social media. The comments come after Montana’s two Republican members of Congress, Sen. Ste...

Local lawmakers share thoughts on legislative session during pandemic Local lawmakers share thoughts on legislative session during pandemic

When the 67th session of the Montana Legislature convenes this week, in the midst of a pandemic and with anticipated revenue shortfalls, legislators will have plenty on their plates.  They’ll also have a new governor following Greg Gianforte’s inauguration Jan. 4. For most, the session ma...


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