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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 bill would send $2B to rural communities to keep internet service during COVID-19 crisis

News from Senator Jon Tester  MONTANA – With more Montana families relying on online services for work and education during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced bipartisan legislation on March 23 to compensate broadband providers for giving free or discounted services and...

Office of Public Instruction

This week, I had a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to discuss national responses to the COVID-19 outbreak and how the U.S. Department of Education can assist Montana schools. I encouraged flexibility for Montana schools. We also discussed equitable alternative education delivery and...

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...

LCCDC offers assistance with loans, education, other resources

News from Jim Thaden, executive director LCCDC Fellow Community Members, For the past 25 years, Lake County Community Development Corporation has been here to help our great community weather many economic shocks. We were here with you through the 9/11/2001 crisis and the great recession of 2008 and ...

AARP launches ‘Community Connections’ to keep Montanans in touch

News from AARP MONTANA – AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones.  Acr...

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...

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