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May is official wildfire awareness month

News from Montana DNRC MONTANA – The governors of Montana and ten other Western states have proclaimed May as Wildfire Awareness Month. Fire prevention agencies and organizations across the state invite all Montanans to participate.  Spring is an ideal time to raise awareness about how we ...

National Small Business Week celebrates Montana’s entrepreneurial spirit

News from SBA’s Region VIII Administrator Dan Nordberg It was 1963 when President Kennedy issued the first Small Business Week proclamation announcing to the nation the critical importance of local small businesses in our communities.  Here we are 56 years later celebrating National Small ...

Montana’s Medicaid expansion renewal bill heads to governor

HELENA — After a turbulent ride through the Montana Legislature, a bill extending Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final legislative hurdle. House Bill 658, carried by Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, revises the state’s Medicaid program considerably. While the bill’...

Montana’s Medicaid expansion renewal bill heads to governor

HELENA — After a turbulent ride through the Montana Legislature, a bill extending Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final legislative hurdle. House Bill 658, carried by Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, revises the state’s Medicaid program considerably. While the bill’...

Gov. Bullock highlights 2019 legislative accomplishments

News from the Governor’s office  MONTANA – Montana Governor Steve Bullock reflected on the highlights and accomplishments of his fourth and final legislative session as governor. Close to every proposal Governor Bullock asked the legislature to take seriously in his fourth and final Sta...

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...


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