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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 ...

Legislative Notes

One of us is a Republican legislator representing rural Gallatin County. The other is a Democratic legislator representing the city of Missoula. Despite our political differences, we are committed to taking action to end the crisis at the Montana State Psychiatric Hospital at Warm Springs. The State Hospital...

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...

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 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...

Tester testifies: fights agains consolidation

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — We made a lot of progress last week on our fight against consolidation in the agriculture industry. Consolidation in any industry is never good, and the ag industry is no exception. It means capitalism isn’t working, and in the meatpack...

$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) ...

Down the Middle

Capping Montana’s double digit property tax increases on homeowners would seem a no-brainer issue for legislative candidates. Not so. The focus of Republicans and Democrats alike is on protecting the cash flow to government and placating moneyed special interests. The bi-partisan Revenue Interim Commit...

Landmark settlement in disability rights Montana case

News from ACLU Montana HELENA — Recently, the ACLU of Montana and Foley & Lardner LLP, on behalf of their client Disability Rights Montana (DRM), reached a settlement agreement with the Montana State Prison (MSP) and the Montana Department of Corrections (DOC), locking in significant reforms r...

Valley Views

The older people in our nursing homes have a problem. The state puts people on Medicaid and promises them services, and then doesn’t pay those who provide these services at a rate that is commensurate to the actual costs. Seventy five percent of those in our nursing home are on Medicaid and down to the...


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