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Articles with the Tag: government

Ronan veteran honored with congressional award Ronan veteran honored with congressional award

Recognizing veterans is a way to remind people that the United States wouldn’t be the same without them. “It’s such a great day to have so many folks turn out to honor Ron for his service to both country and community,” Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte told an almost standing-room-...

Governor Bullock announces Montana’s unemployment rate

 News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 3.7 percent for the month of March. The national unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8 percent.   “We must c...

MT Legislature passes key student safety bills

News from Montana Office of Public Instruction  MONTANA — The Montana Senate concurred with House amendments to Senate Bill 132 today, sending the bill to the Governor. SB 132, the Student Safety Accountability Act, is sponsored by Senator Keith Regier of Kalispell. It recognizes that educato...

Governor Bullock announces new Earth Day award

News from the Office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana is seeking nominations for the Montana Leopold Conservation Award, a new award that recognizes the voluntary conservation work by farmers, ranchers and other landowners. “Too oft...

Ever-changing Colstrip bill receives Senate approval, but concerns linger

HELENA — A bill that would scale back the Montana Public Service Commission’s regulatory authority over the Colstrip generating plant is one significant step closer to becoming law. The Senate voted 32-18 to approve Senate Bill 331 on second reading Wednesday. The proposal has morphed numerous...

Briefs for April 3, 2018

Deadline for GPCF grant applications nears POLSON — The 2019 Greater Polson Community Foundation grant funding application deadline is Friday, April 26. Grant applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations with a 501c (3) status in the Greater Polson area. Grants from the Greater P...

Website ranks Republican lawmakers on party loyalty

Is that good for Montana? HELENA — Montana’s child protection system has a problem, Rep. Eric Moore told fellow lawmakers on the House floor March 25. The ranks of child protection staff, the state social workers tasked with the unenviable job of deciding when to remove children from the care ...

Montana legislature looks to raid local government revenues Montana legislature looks to raid local government revenues

News from Lake County Commissioners  Gale Decker, Dave Stipe and  William D. Barron An Amendment attached to House Bill 2 (the State’s budget bill) provides the Legislature the opportunity to reduce local government revenues and divert them to Office of Public Defender (OPD). OPD is a st...

Academy Days schedule announced

News from Montana’s congressional delegation U.S. Congress – For Montana students interested in attending one of America’s prestigious military academies, U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte have announced the dates and times of their annual Academy...

City manager search hesitancy sparks commission conflict

POLSON – It will be at least another month before the City of Polson takes action toward hiring a new city manager. After nearly five months without a city manager, the commission voted four to one to table a vote on the selection process for the next two meetings.  The vote came after the comm...


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