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Representatives answer to constituents Representatives answer to constituents

RONAN – With the next legislative session on the horizon, three representatives to the Montana State legislature conversed with local residents on topics ranging from healthcare to aquatic invasive species. Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! sponsored the forum. The local group works to promot...

U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic' U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic'

People driving south on U.S. Highway 93 outside of Missoula will pass a billboard with the word “Missing” in prominent letters next to a picture of a Salish woman.   Jermain Austin Charlo was last seen on June 16 in Missoula, according to the information on the billboard. The Dixon reside...

Daines to co-sponsor criminal justice system reform legislation

News from the office of Senator Steve Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will cosponsor and support legislation to reform the criminal justice system after working to ensure meth and sex offender provisions were included in the bill.  “Meth use has skyrockete...

Senator: Montanans need real, affordable health care

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is taking on the Trump administration over a plan that could expand junk insurance in Montana. In a scathing letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Administrator Seema Verma, Tester demanded CMS reconsid...

CSKT Pharmacy gets reduced civil penalty CSKT Pharmacy gets reduced civil penalty

ST. IGNATIUS – Approximately 2,500 oxycodone pills were stolen or unaccounted for from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Pharmacy in St. Ignatius resulting in an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration in March 2017 to March 2018. During the DEA’s inspection of th...

Montana Infrastructure Earns Overall GPA of 'C'

News from the American Society of Civil Engineers Helena, Mont. — The 2018 Report Card for Montana’s Infrastructure was released by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Montana Section, giving 10 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of “C.” The report includes ...

With 2019 Montana Legislature fast approaching, a rules fight is brewing in House With 2019 Montana Legislature fast approaching, a rules fight is brewing in House

HELENA — A proposed change to the way the House considers bills has been tabled, for now. In November, Democrats and some Republicans on the Legislative Council proposed rule changes that would allow lawmakers to move bills to the House floor with a simple majority vote, instead of the supermajority...

Students address childhood hunger in Montana  

News from the Governor of Montana’s office HELENA – The 2018-19 Governor and First Lady Youth Leadership Council convened at the Capitol on Friday, Nov. 30, to discuss ways to address childhood hunger, the Governor’s Office of Community Service announced.. The 20 members represent m...

Tax credits explained

What are tax credits? Tax credits reduce the amount of money an individual or corporation owes in taxes. The more tax credits a person or company has, the less they owe in taxes. The federal government uses tax credits to encourage developers to build affordable housing.  Why does the federal governm...

Governor Bullock announces Montana’s unemployment rate

News from the Governor’s office MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s unemployment rate is at 3.7 percent, ticking up slightly for the month of November, despite the state gaining roughly 800 jobs over the month, and placing the rate at the same level it was at in J...


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