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Governor prioritizes most vulnerable with new COVID-19 approach

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA — In his first press conference as governor, Greg Gianforte announced, Tuesday, Jan. 5, how his administration will approach the COVID-19 pandemic. Gianforte indicated his priorities are protecting the most vulnerable, promoting incentives and ...

$250,000 grant to continue addressing grizzly-human conflicts $250,000 grant to continue addressing grizzly-human conflicts

News from the Office of Steve Daines  MONTANA — U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service renewed a $250,000 grant to help reduce grizzly bear and human conflicts in Montana. “This funding is critical to help reduce grizzly-human conflicts in Montana as w...

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 ...

Deborah Sampson Act signed into law

U.S. SENATE — Women veterans will have greater access to critical care and services following the signing of U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s historic Deborah Sampson Act into law today by the President. Tester’s bipartisan bill unanimously passed the Senate last month as part of an end-of-year pa...

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...

Contact information for local legislators

Sen. Dan Salomon, Ronan: and 406-253-9724;  Sen. Greg Hertz, Polson: or 406-253-9505; Rep. Joe Read, Ronan: or 406-253-1130; Rep. Linda Reksten, Polson: or 406-471-8359. For more information on the s...

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...

Law makers settle water rights issues Law makers settle water rights issues

After years of negotiation, water rights issues on the Flathead Reservation flowed to the top level as the Montana Water Rights Protection Act passed with bipartisan effort in the United States Senate on Monday, Dec. 21. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Chairwoman Shelly R. Fyant called the event h...

Bipartisan bill promoting affordable health insurance passes Senate

News from the office of Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Patrick Leahy announced that their bipartisan bill promoting access to affordable health care by increasing transparency and enhancing consumer protections in health insurance passed the U.S. Senate and will be hea...

Department of Agriculture Director announced

News from the office of Governor-elect Greg Gianforte BOZEMAN — Governor-elect Greg Gianforte announced his appointment of Mike Foster to lead the Department of Agriculture.  “Montana farmers and ranchers drive our state’s number one industry, and deserve a leader who will work...


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