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Articles with the Tag: Governor Greg Gianforte

Legislature helps Montana’s special needs students rebound

I am honored to have worked with Governor Gianforte to introduce the Students with Special Needs Equal Opportunity Act (House Bill 329) this legislative session. House Bill 329 gives parents flexibility to support the unique educational needs of their child without increasing state spending. The House overwh...

67th Montana Legislature roundup from initiatives to tribal affairs 67th Montana Legislature roundup from initiatives to tribal affairs

MONTANA – After a dash to wrap up work and consider bills before last week’s transmittal deadline, lawmakers returned to Helena to take up work that included advancing some tax cut proposals championed by Gov. Greg Gianforte, as well as proposals that LGBTQ advocates say would curb their civil ri...

County residents gather to hear legislative updat County residents gather to hear legislative updat

Five Lake County legislators faced a supportive crowd last Thursday evening during a legislative update at the Ronan Community Center.  The event, which occurred during the mid-session break, drew an estimated 70 people to the center, plus around 25 who tuned in via Zoom. The Northwest Counties Farm ...

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 ...

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