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Governor Gianforte launches property tax task force

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte today launched a property tax task force to provide recommendations to reform the property tax system and reduce the burden on property taxpayers. “Property taxes are too high. Our $1,350 property tax rebate helped Montana homeowners last year and will help them again this year,” Gov. Gianforte said. “We, however, need thoughtful, deliberate, long-term reforms to keep property taxes as low as possible, because the increasing strain of rising property taxes shouldn’t force Montana homeowners to consider selling the home they’ve owned and lived in for decades.” &ldq...


Governor, First Lady announce purchase of historic Helena home Governor, First Lady  announce purchase of  historic Helena home

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte and First Lady Susan Gianforte today announced their private purchase of the historic Samuel T. Hauser House, which they will donate to the State of Montana. The home will serve as their primary residence in Helena. &ld...


100 candidates file for office

News from the office of Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen HELENA — Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen says more than 100 candidates filed for office on the opening day of the 2024 Montana candidate filing period.  “Congratulations to each of the candidates who filed on the opening...


CSKT Tribal Council executive team selected

  PABLO — On Jan. 5, 2024, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council selected Michael Dolson (Hot Springs District), to be the new Tribal Chairman for the Tribes. Tom McDonald (At-Large District) was selected to be Vice Chairman; Martin Charlo (Pablo District) was selected to con...


State-Tribal Relations Committee to meet

HELENA/ZOOM —The State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, in room 137 of the Montana Capitol and via Zoom. The meeting agenda is posted on the website: leg.mt.gov and go to meeting information. Additional materials will be posted as they become available.


New members sworn in to Ronan City Council New members sworn in to Ronan City Council

RONAN — The Ronan town council met for their last meeting of 2023 on Dec. 27 with new members sworn in. Ellen Kaphammer was sworn in as the council president. She accepted and  thanked everyone. “Ellen, you are a veteran council member now,” Mayor Chris Adler said. Lawrence Ra...


State sets new records for employment

News from Dept. of Labor and Industry HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte and Sarah Swanson, commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), recently announced the state’s total employment and labor force grew in the month of November, setting new state records for both, acc...


2023 youth hunting story contest winners announced 2023 youth hunting story contest winners announced

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced the winners of the 2023 Governor’s Youth Hunting Story Contest. “Every youth hunter in Montana should be proud of the hunting legacy they’re helping carry on,” Gov. Gianforte s...


Urban, community forestry grant funds now available

News from DNRC MONTANA — The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation announced the availability of $400,000 in grant funds for innovative forestry projects to improve the urban tree canopy of Montana. Applications for two distinct categories, with funding requests ranging from $10...


DPHHS: dispose of recalled Quaker Oats products

News from DPHHS MONTANA — On Dec. 20 State health officials said the Quaker Oats Company has announced a recall of several types of granola bars and granola cereals because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was for sale at several Montana retail locations including ...


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