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Governor Bullock announces preschool opportunities in Montana communities Governor Bullock announces preschool opportunities in Montana communities

MONTANA – After securing the first-ever state investment in publicly funded preschool, Governor Steve Bullock recently announced the STARS Preschool grantees and highlighted the importance of this investment for Montana families during an event at the Head Start in Billings. “More Montana kids w...

Legislation offers chance to file claims

News from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation HELENA, Mont. – As part of its work to implement House Bill 110 (HB110), which was passed by the 65th Legislature, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is notifying all property owners in the state of...

Habitat Montana restored through teamwork

News from the Montana Sporting Coalition Thirty years ago, the Montana Legislature passed a bill to establish a one-of-a-kind program to conserve Montana’s best wildlife habitat. Habitat Montana, as it is known, has done just that. With over 600,000 acres of conservation easements and fee-title la...

Rep. Hertz reflects on state budget, session Rep. Hertz reflects on state budget, session

POLSON – State Rep. Greg Hertz, R-Polson, took time to reflect last week on the recent biennial legislative session, and said he plans to run for speaker of the House if he’s re-elected in 2018. Hertz made the comments before a Pachyderm Club meeting on Friday, May 12. Much of his talk cent...

Smith appointed to Board of Realty Regulation

News from the Governor’s Office Mont. Governor Steve Bullock appointed Ric Smith, broker/owner of Century 21 Big Sky in Polson, to the Board of Realty Regulation on May 12. The BRR is responsible for regulating real estate education requirements in Montana pertaining to the licensing and regulation of ...

Governor’s rep: tribes’ gas tax agreement legal

POLSON — The governor’s office has responded to questions raised about the gas tax on the Flathead Indian Reservation, and may help erase doubt as to the legality of a compact between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the state. In a March 29 letter to Gov. Steve Bullock, county ...

Public Law 280 exit revision passes Legislature Public Law 280 exit revision passes Legislature

POLSON — A bill that would speed up the process if the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes request to withdraw from Public Law 280 has passed both houses of the state Legislature.  SB 310 passed the Senate 35-15 and the House 53-47. It now heads to Gov. Steve Bullock for a signature or veto...

Gianforte comes to Polson Gianforte comes to Polson

POLSON — Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte rallied GOP faithful last Thursday at the Red Lion Inn & Suites and targeted his Democrat opponent, Rob Quist.  Gianforte and Quist are squaring off to replace former U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke on May 25. Also running is Libertarian Mark ...

Legislative update: some bills moving forward, others tabled Legislative update: some bills moving forward, others tabled

HELENA — With the 2017 legislative session halfway over, the Valley Journal looks at the progress of some notable pieces of legislation. SB 305 would allow counties across the state to conduct mail-in balloting for the May 25 special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, who resigned to b...


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