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Articles with the Tag: Montana

Governor urges swift passage of Water Rights Protection Act in U.S. Senate

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock called for swift passage of the Montana Water Rights Protection Act to ratify the Montana and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Water Compact after the bill was heard in the US Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday, ...

The peak that wasn’t: how Montana avoided the worst of COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Montana has been the safest state in the lower 48. Despite early projections of hundreds of deaths and a shortage of ICU beds, the state’s initial outbreak peaked with a daily caseload of 23 on April 1. The state was able to not only flatten the curve, but ...

Japan: A glimpse at Montana’s future? Japan: A glimpse at Montana’s future?

Montana is the oldest state west of the Mississippi, and demographic projections show the state growing collectively older as more Montanans enter their senior years. The economic, cultural, and personal impacts of that trend present the state and its residents with new challenges and, with those challenges...

Ronan's K. William Harvey awarded

News from the office of Governor Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock, First Lady Lisa Bullock, and the Montana Commission on Community Service today announced the recipients of the 2020 “ServeMontana Awards” and the “First Lady School Nutrition Awards.” These awards ar...

Governor announces updated directive

News from the office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced an updated directive that permits safe visitation in nursing homes and assisted living facilities that are able to follow infection control protocols per guidance issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid S...

Briefs for July 1, 2020

USDA announces assistance program News from the USDA You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28, 2020.  There is...

Coronavirus food assistance program for farmers, ranchers

News from the USDA MONTANA – People can now apply for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28. T...

Coronavirus relief funds awarded

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Agriculture today announced that over $1 million in grant funding has been awarded from the Montana Agriculture Adaptability Program. The grants are designed to provide relief to small and...

Wounded Veterans Recreation Act passes

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — After sustained efforts from U.S. Senator Jon Tester, the Senate unanimously passed S.327, the, legislation to make all veterans with service-connected disabilities eligible for a free, lifetime entry to United States national parks and othe...

Lifting Voices: Tackling Montana’s 2020 census challenge

MONTANA — With Montana’s response rate in the 2020 census lagging the national average, the state’s census promoters have an uphill climb to retool get-out-the-count efforts that have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, the stakes of ensuring the state has the most complete...


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