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Montana to enter phase 2 of reopening plan on June 1

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced the state will move to phase two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan and will lift the 14-day out-of-state travel quarantine beginning June 1 as Montana continues to have the lowest number of positive COVID-19 case...

Tester, Bullock answer COVID-19 questions remotely Tester, Bullock answer COVID-19 questions remotely

MONTANA – Two elected officials teamed up last week to answer Montana residents’ questions about the coronavirus pandemic in a video call via Facebook live. Governor Steve Bullock, speaking from Helena, and Senator Jon Tester, who called in from his office in Washington D.C., answered question...

Expanded unemployment benefits can offset COVID-19 losses

LAKE COUNTY – The COVID-19 pandemic has stopped paychecks for many of those whose jobs put them at risk for contracting or spreading the virus.  According to the federal Labor Department, 36.5 million people across the country filed for unemployment benefits between mid-March and mid-May. Speci...

Energy assistance extended

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced he is directing $5 million in federal CARES Act funds to expand assistance to thousands of Montanans struggling to afford their home energy needs due to financial strain caused by COVID-19.    &ldquo...

Additional 13 weeks of UI benefits now available for Montanans

News from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry MONTANA – The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced Montanans can now access an additional 13 weeks of Unemployment Insurance benefits, expanded through the passage of the recent stimulus package, or CARES Act. “These eme...

Census count project changes with COVID-19

News from the Montana 2020 Census  MONTANA – The U.S. Census Bureau announced that Montana will be one of a few states in the nation to resume update/leave operations. During this operation, census employees with identification and wearing full personal protective equipment will leave census ...

MSU poll shows high marks given to state, local governments for handling of coronavirus crisis 

MONTANA  – A recent online poll of residents in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota and Utah found that a clear majority of respondents gave their governors and state local government high marks for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, with thoughts about the federal government’s response...

Partners announce Bison Conservation Initiative

News from U.S. Fish  and Wildlife Service WASHINGTON D.C. — Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt recently announced the Bison Conservation Initiative, a new cooperative initiative that will coordinate conservation strategies and approaches for the wild American Bison over the next 10 yea...

Livestock per capita fee payments due May 31

News from Montana Department of Revenue MONTANA – The Montana Departments of Livestock and Revenue would like to thank the livestock owners who have reported and paid their 2020 per capita livestock fees. The per capita fees provide critical funding for programs that benefit livestock producers...

Humanities Montana to distribute CARES Act Funds

News from Humanities Montana MONTANA – Humanities Montana will, in the weeks ahead, provide nearly $400,000 in grants to the state’s museums, historic sites and cultural institutions affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. Humanities-focused nonprofit organizations based in Montana that a...

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