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Tester presses BIA, HUD to cut burdensome red tape in Indian country

WASH. D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Tester pressed the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Department of Housing and Urban Development to cut burdensome red tape that has prevented Montana tribal members from obtaining home loans. “The fact of the matter is that if you want to have a healthy community, you...

Make Census count

One of the most important civic duties Montanans will participate in next year is filling out and responding to the 2020 U.S. Census.  It’s the Census, done every 10 years, that’s responsible for deciding how much federal money comes into Montana. And in a small state like ours, every dol...

Briefs for Oct. 23, 2019

USDA opens 2020 enrollment for ARC and PLC Programs WASHINGTON – Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who en...

Governor Bullock calls on RNC to halt deceptive surveys

News from the Governor's office MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today sent a letter to the Republican National Committee urging the group to cease and desist from issuing imitation Census surveys in a fundraising effort.   “These imitation Census surveys are designed to confuse Mont...

Missoula post office named for Jeannette Rankin

News from U.S. House of Representatives WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Greg Gianforte’s bill to name a Missoula post office in honor of Jeannette Rankin. The legislation, H.R. 1972, names the post office at 1100 West Kent Ave. in Missoula aft...

 Governor directs ban on flavored e-cigarettes

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock directed the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to implement emergency administrative rules to temporarily prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarettes.  “Young Montanans are using e-cigarette...

Tester secures millions for Indian Country

News from U.S. Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is announcing nearly $8 million in Department of Justice grant funding for Montana Tribes, as part of his ongoing effort to provide resources to Indian Country to bolster tribal courts, support victims, and combat violence again...

Governor Bullock launches task force

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock HELENA — Governor Steve Bullock today signed an executive order establishing the Eastern Montana Elder Justice Council, which aims to address the exploitation, abuse, and neglect of Montana’s aging population. “Today we’re sending a...

Governor recognizes Native American women’s equal pay day

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock joined the nation in recognizing Native Women’s Equal Pay Day on Sept. 23 as a day to symbolize how far into the year an American Indian woman must work to earn what a man earned in the previous year. “Ameri...

Montana’s minimum wage will increase to $8.65 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020  

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced Montanans minimum wage will see a rate increase to $8.65 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2020. “This increase ensures Montanans earning the minimum wage don’t fall further behind, but we still have ...

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