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Tester accepts applications for awards

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced that he will now be accepting applications from young Montanans who are pursuing nominations to attend one of the United States Service Academies. He is also extending the deadline for applications ...

Governor announces additional support for destination communities

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced further efforts to protect communities heading into phase two of the Reopening the Big Sky Plan on June 1, including additional resources for community testing and contact tracing in high-visitation communities, ...

DLI highlights resources available to Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19

News from the Department of Labor and Industry HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor & Industry is highlighting state resources available for Montana businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. “We know many Montana businesses are still impacted by COVID-19, which is why we&rsq...

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...

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