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Briefs for March 10, 2021

FWP reminds recreationists to stay vigilant for avalanche danger News from MT Fish, W ildlife & Parks MONTANA — Avalanche danger is high across Montana, with the addition of new snow and weather systems moving across the state. People recreating outdoors are advised to use caution and stay...

Montana’s TEACH Act signed into law

News from OPI Montana  MONTANA — Governor Gianforte recently signed into law the Montana TEACH Act (Tomorrow’s Educators Coming Home) – HB 143 – sponsored by Representative Llew Jones of Conrad.   This important legislation is ensuring that Montana’s teachers i...

Briefs for March 3, 2021

Daines pushes back on Paris Climate Agreement News from the office of Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — Senator Steve Daines  introduced legislation to prohibit U.S. taxpayer dollars from being used to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. Daines also introduced a Senate resolution calling on P...

Anticipating normalcy — but not yet Anticipating normalcy — but not yet

The question of how quickly Montana can vaccinate its population against COVID-19 hung heavy over two separate events Wednesday, Feb. 17. In one, Gov. Greg Gianforte offered the public a mix of optimism and frustration regarding the current state of vaccination distribution. In the other, Dr. Anthony Fauci, ...

Can Montana get a grip on addiction? Can Montana get a grip on addiction?

MONTANA — In late January, when Mary Windecker got up to testify in front of the budget committee considering how to fund Montana’s addiction and mental health treatment programs, her words cut through a typically bureaucratic proceeding to present an uncomfortable bottom line.  “Yo...

COVID-19 vaccination experience shared COVID-19 vaccination experience shared

When the staff at Providence St. Joseph called last Wednesday to schedule my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, I was surprised at the tears that popped into my eyes. After all, it’s been 11 months of masking up and keeping my distance from all but a handful of friends and family members. Is the end o...

Governor issues new directives

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Consistent with Governor Gianforte’s announcement on Feb. 10, the statewide mask mandate is allowed to expire. Local jurisdictions may still choose to implement their own mask requirements. Gianforte emphasized how providing incentives ...

Gianforte lifts restrictions, small businesses given new directive

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently issued a new directive to replace several complicated directives related to the pandemic.  “Improving our response to the pandemic has been my top priority,” Governor Gianforte said. “Tod...

Greg Ganforte activates Army National Guard soldiers for Inauguration security

News from ACLU of MontanaNews from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA  — In response to a request from the National Guard Bureau and federal authorities, Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced Montana will send 150 Army National Guard soldiers to the nation’s capital for the up...

Governor prioritizes most vulnerable with new COVID-19 approach

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA — In his first press conference as governor, Greg Gianforte announced, Tuesday, Jan. 5, how his administration will approach the COVID-19 pandemic. Gianforte indicated his priorities are protecting the most vulnerable, promoting incentives and ...

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