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At-risk youth among most vulnerable to school closures

MONTANA – With schools across Montana transitioned to online learning and state child protection specialists moving home visits online, child advocates are raising concerns about the health and safety of at-risk youth. Gov. Steve Bullock ordered Montana schools to close on March 16, and later extend...

Governor Bullock announces measure to keep smaller hospitals open

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock announced a directive that allows Montana hospitals and related facilities to receive financing to remain open and acquire the supplies needed to respond to COVID-19. “For weeks both urban and rural hospitals have...

Governor Bullock waives CHIP Copays, authorizes continued Medicaid coverage

News from the Office of the Governor   MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock  announced, on March 27, measures to waive out-of-pocket copayments for low-income Montanans covered by Healthy Montana Kids, ensure Montanans covered by Medicaid won’t lose coverage for inability to pay premiu...

Governor extends school closures through April 10

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Today, Wednesday, March 25, I issued a directive to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses through April 10. I also mandated social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in M...

Rural broadband, Medicaid expansion supported

As the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, families across Montana are counting on our elected officials to act in the best interest of our state. While all communities are threatened by the spread of this virus, folks living in rural Montana will face significant additional challenges. In an effo...

Tester votes to deliver critical relief for Montana

News from Senator Jon Tester   MONTANA – After 72 hours negotiating substantial, bipartisan improvements to COVID-19 stimulus legislation that had previously fallen far short, U.S. Senator Jon Tester voted (March 25) to deliver critical, urgent relief to Montana workers, families, small busine...

Governor increases transport capacity

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock implemented actions to increase the ability of commercial motor carrier vehicles to ensure a supply of food, medical supplies, farm inputs and feed and hay during the COVID-19 emergency. The directive is not in response to sh...

Tester announces $1.2M in funding for senior nutrition

News from the office of Sen. Jon Tester MONTANA – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Montana will receive $1.2 million to support senior nutrition, including $400,000 for congregate meals and $800,000 for home meals.  “Too many Montana seniors are unable to go to the grocer...

 Bullock announces uninsured Montanans to receive coverage for COVID-19 testing, treatment

News from the office of Montana Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA — Governor Steve Bullock today announced that uninsured Montanans, who receive a recommendation from a provider, will be eligible to receive coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment.  “This is a significant step in con...

District Court makes changes to reduce spread of COVID-19

POLSON – The 20th Judicial District Court in Lake County put out a notice to attorneys on March 17 with guidelines concerning how to proceed with cases as the COVID-19 virus spreads.   The administrative order from District Court Judge James Manley states the COVID-19 virus is expected to conti...


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