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'This Crisis Must End:' Governor signs MMIP Bill 'This Crisis Must End:' Governor signs MMIP Bill

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Beside members of the American Indian Caucus, the governor’s Director of the Office Indian Affairs Misty Kuhl, and Cheryl Horn, Selena Not Afraid’s aunt, Governor Greg Gianforte today signed a third bill to help address the crisis of ...

Unemployment rate falls

News from the Office of Governor Gianforte Montana’s unemployment rate declined in March to 3.8 percent; the state’s third consecutive month of lower unemployment rates. Nationwide, the unemployment rate was 6.0 percent in March. “For the third consecutive month, this year, Montana ...

Governor signs bill to increase affordable housing supply

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – Governor Greg Gianforte signed Senate Bill 161 into law to make housing more affordable by cutting red tape and increasing supply. “For too long, burdensome regulations have limited the housing supply, driven up prices, and made buying a home...

Native American Affairs council resumes meetings

News from the Dept. of the Interio r WASHINGTON D.C. — On April 23, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice will convene the first White House Council on Native American Affairs meeting of the Biden-Harris administration. Secretary Haaland will serve as the Coun...

Tester presses USPS to fix MT mail delays

News from the office of Senator Tester  Senator Jon Tester met with President Joe Biden’s nominees for the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors and pressed them to address crippling delays in mail delivery and to work to maintain full USPS service for rural Montana. Tester also urged the...

Bison Range projects develop under CSKT management Bison Range projects develop under CSKT management

BISON RANGE — A chorus of meadowlarks sings out along the Bison Range’s Prairie Drive on a crisp morning in early April, and the sun casts strong shadows across Red Sleep Mountain. National Bison Range Refuge Manager Amy Coffman is at the wheel and looking for two early bison calves, sighted by h...

Emergency rent, utility assistance now available for Montanans

News from the Department of Commerce   MONTANA — The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program is taking applications from Montanans who have lost income and are at risk of housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   “The last year has brought real, serious challenges t...

Legislature advances key infrastructure, conservation projects

In recent weeks, the Montana Legislature has advanced bills to support critical infrastructure and conservation projects across the state. Starting with House Bill 632, Republicans committed to investing the latest round of federal COVID relief dollars in infrastructure, telecommunications and economic stabi...

Briefs for April 14, 2021

Gov. Gianforte tests positive  for COVID-19    News from the office of  Gov. Gianforte BOZEMAN — After exhibiting mild symptoms on Sunday, April 4, and out of an abundance of caution, Governor Greg Gianforte today was tested for COVID-19 and received a positive result. ...

DPHHS confirms first Hantavirus case for 2021

News from DPHHS  MONTANA — The Department of Public Health and Human Services confirmed that an adult male from Richland County has been diagnosed with hantavirus infection. The individual acquired the illness while working out of state where there was an occupational exposure to mice. The...

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