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Articles with the Tag: Governor Greg Gianforte

New DPHHS rule to ease hospital strain

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced last week the Department of Public Health and Human Services has issued an emergency rule to ease strain on hospital capacity across the state.   The temporary emergency rule waives regulations to make it...

MT unemployment rate hits 14-year low

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Montana’s unemployment rate hit a 14-year low, dropping to 3.5 percent in August. The national unemployment rate for August is 5.2 percent. “With Montana open for business and more Montanans returning to good-paying jobs, our econo...

Montana expands stimulant use disorder treatment 

News from DPHHS HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte and Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Adam Meier announced Montana has contracted with six treatment providers to pilot an integrated, evidence-based program to expand the State’s capacity to treat stimulant use disorders...

Gov. Gianforte invests $6M to strengthen Montana’s workforce

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced the investment of $6 million to strengthen Montana’s workforce and provide job training to Montanans, particularly to individuals with disabilities and those who have become unemployed since the on...

Montana to modernize old Drought Management Plan

News from the office of Governor Greg Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced efforts to improve Montana drought and water supply planning last week. This planning effort was discussed during the Governor’s Drought and Water Supply Committee meeting. Approved in 1995, the existi...

Governor gives Montana fire update Governor gives Montana fire update

News from the office of the Governor  MONTANA — As of Tuesday, Aug. 31, at around 2 p.m., there were 18 large fire incidents in Montana. The state is in preparedness level 3. Since Jan. 1, there have been over 2,160 fire starts in Montana burning around 827,000 acres. Since the governor&rsquo...

COVID cases rise, new bills restrict response measures COVID cases rise, new bills restrict response measures

Two bills passed by the 2021 Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte make it even more challenging for public health officials to address the current upswing in COVID cases, accelerated by the highly contagious Delta variant.  House Bill 257 limits the ability of health boards or schoo...

Water, sewer application scores announced

HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced the scores and ranking of the first round of applications for water and sewer investments. “Montana is helping lead the nation in investing federal funds toward critical water and sewer upgrades,” Governor Gianforte said.   Ranking was c...

Governor increases access to affordable housing

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced the state will invest up to $15 million to fund affordable housing projects across Montana. “Supply chain disruptions and shutdowns from COVID-19 have limited the housing supply, driven up prices, and m...

USDA urged to address livestock export certificate delays USDA urged to address livestock export certificate delays

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA — Governor Greg Gianforte urged Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to resolve anticipated delays in the approval of export certificates for Montana livestock.  “In the face of severe drought affecting the northwest...


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