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New complaint filed against Tribes in water compact lobbying

HELENA – In a complaint that reads almost like a point-counterpoint summary to documents filed in a grievance currently under review, two people in Gallatin County have asked the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices to determine whether or not the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes broke st...

State creates Indian health office

News from the Governor’s Office HELENA — Governor Steve Bullock signed an Executive Order Tuesday, June 16 to create the Office of American Indian Health at the Montana Department of Health and Human Services during the closing of the Tribal Leaders’ Summit. Bullock was joined by tribal ...

Montana colleges match AmeriCorps awards

MISSOULA — In an effort to attract more civically engaged students to pursue higher education in Montana, 12 Montana colleges and universities are offering matching funds for AmeriCorps alums who use their Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards to attend their institutions.  The Segal AmeriCorps Edu...

Tribes respond to political complaint

HELENA – A public relations firm hired by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to sway public opinion about a tribal water compact did help form a grassroots lobbying group related to the compact, but the expenditures the tribal government made to do so were exempted from lobbying reports becaus...

Tribal, state authorities continue work on compact implementation

 HELENA – The fired up rhetoric that reached a din during the Montana Legislature has died down somewhat since the passage of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Compact, but state and tribal workers who did the behind-the-scenes grunt work for the document are now facing another monumental task:...

Howlett named to oversight committee

HELENA — On May 29, Governor Steve Bullock appointed Kevin Howlett, Tribal Health and Human Services Director for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, as part of the nine-member Montana HELP Act Oversight Committee. The oversight committee is a component of Senate Bill 405 known as the HELP Act...

Top Hand recruiter to be rewarded with trip

News from Montana Stockgrowers Association HELENA – Montana Stockgrowers Association recently announced its second year of partnership with NorthWestern Energy as an “Official Top Hand Club Sponsor.” The 2015 Individual Top Hand recognition will be awarded at MSGA’s Annual Conventi...

Montana’s unemployment rate drops to 4.0 percent

News from Montana Department of Labor and Industry HELENA – Montana’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 percent in April.Over the month of April, Montana’s unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points from the revised March unemployment rate of 4.2 percent. Montana’s unemployment ra...

Patrols increase to encourage safe driving

  News from the Montana Department of Transportation HELENA — As Montana’s busiest travel season begins, 40 law enforcement agencies throughout the state will increase patrols to enforce Montana seat belt laws and encourage safe driving beginning Monday, May 18, through the busy Memori...

Power of Parents Program to be offered

HELENA – The Department of Revenue’s Liquor Control Division and the Interagency Coordinating Council on State Prevention Programs have partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to provide the Power of Parents® program in Montana.  Three out of every four kids say their pare...

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