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Articles with the Tag: Governor Greg Gianforte

District Court: legislature has final say over Governor’s veto

News from Upper Seven Law HELENA — The Montana First Judicial District Court held today that the Governor and the Secretary of State must follow the clear procedure the Montana Constitution mandates and allow the Legislature the opportunity to override the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 442&...

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...

Judge sides with state in dispute over funding of PL 280 Judge sides with state in dispute over funding of PL 280

A District Court judge has sided with the state government in an ongoing dispute between Lake County and Montana over how to pay for law enforcement on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  But while Judge Amy Eddy sided with the state in her ruling on Nov. 9, she was also critical of its decision to onl...

Governor praises firefighters, DNRC for effective 2023 fire season response Governor praises firefighters, DNRC for effective 2023 fire season response

News from the office of  Governor Gianforte HELENA —  Governor Greg Gianforte recently praised wildland firefighters and staff and leadership at the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) for its effective response during the 2023 Fire Season, keeping 96% of fire...

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...


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