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Articles with the Tag: Governor Greg Gianforte

Second annual Youth Hunting Story Contest launched

News from the office of Governor Gianforte  HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced on Aug. 28 the launch of the second annual Governor’s Youth Hunting Story Contest, open to Montana youth and apprentice hunters ages 10 to 17. “Last year, we received hundreds of submissions ...

Lawsuit brought to fight TikTok ban

News from the American Civil Liberties Union  MISSOULA — Today, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed an amicus brief in the consolidated lawsuits brought by TikTok and five TikTok creators challenging the constitutionality of ...

State education forum addresses obscenity, religious expression in schools

HELENA — The lead attorney for Montana’s public education agency Wednesday characterized the changes stemming from new obscenity and religious expression laws as relatively minor, despite strong opposition to the measures from educators and librarians as they were debated by the state Legislature...

Montana reaches 20th consecutive month of unemployment below 3%

News from the Dept. of Labor and Industry HELENA — Montana reached its 20th consecutive month of unemployment below 3 percent in June, according to data compiled by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Montana Department of Labor & Industry. Since Governor Greg Gianforte was elected,...

Governor formally requests action on Flathead Lake Governor formally requests action on Flathead Lake

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — On July 13 Governor Greg Gianforte submitted a System Operational Request to the Columbia River Technical Management Team (TMT) to address low water levels in Flathead Lake. The governor noted that, in accordance with TMT guidelines, TMT membe...

Low Flathead Lake levels cause deep concern Low Flathead Lake levels cause deep concern

FLATHEAD LAKE — As lake water levels continue to dip, several political leaders have called for action to remedy the situation from both state and federal levels. According to water data gathered by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), on Friday morning (July 7), Flathead Lake has a surface water level of...

Conservation license required to access most state lands

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Working with the 68th Legislature, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) simplified licensing requirements on state lands as part of Governor Gianforte’s Red Tape Re...

Say farewell to the Flathead Basin Commission

News from the Flathead Basin Commission MONTANA — Passed during the 2023 Montana Legislative Session, Senate Bill 83 effectively created the Western Montana Conservation Commission (WMCC) with the purpose of protecting the existing high quality of western Montana’s aquatic resources. Initiat...

House joins Senate in endorsing Montana TikTok ban House joins Senate in endorsing Montana TikTok ban

HELENA — The Montana House followed the lead of the state Senate Thursday to endorse a statewide ban on the social media platform TikTok. Senate Bill 419, sponsored by Rep. Shelly Vance, R-Belgrade, would bar the platform’s China-based parent company, ByteDance, from allowing “the operat...

Gianforte, Knudsen lead call to boost law enforcement funding

News from the Office of the Governor HELENA — Together with Attorney General Austin Knudsen and Montana Department of Justice officials, Governor Greg Gianforte recently urged Montana legislators to invest in law enforcement to build safer, stronger communities. “Government’s chief ...


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