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Bill to fund PL280 passes House

HELENA — House Bill 479, sponsored by Ronan representative Joe Read, is on its way to the State Senate after passing a House vote on April 3.  HB479 proposes that the State of Montana appropriate $2.5 million to the Department of Justice each year, beginning July 1, to reimburse Lake County for...

Proposals to amend constitution struggle to garner needed support

HELENA — The Legislature this week sounded the likely death knell for almost all of the remaining proposals to amend the Montana Constitution this session. That isn’t to say that the House and Senate didn’t endorse those eight proposals, which ranged from an amendment to end state Suprem...

Commissioner joins $10 million multi-state settlement with Robinhood Financial

News from the Office of the Montana State Auditor HELENA — Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Troy Downing announced that CSI joined a multi-state settlement with Robinhood Financial LLC. As part of the settlement, Robinhood agreed to pay $10.2 million in penalties for operational an...

Superintendent gives update on assessment participation

News from OPI HELENA — Superintendent Arntzen is pleased to announce that 3,493 or 41.6% of 11th-grade students have completed the online ACT during the first testing window. The first window was opened on March 28 and closed on April 6. During the 2021-2022 school year, 90.5% of high school junio...

Superintendent expands MAST pilot program, seeks public comment

News from OPI HELENA — Superintendent Elsie Arntzen is expanding the Montana Alternative Student Testing (MAST) Pilot Program to grades three through eight in math and reading for the 2023-2024 school year. Due to this expansion, the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) is seeking a Field Test Flexi...

Superintendent Arntzen opens stronger connections grant for healthy students

News from OPI HELENA — Superintendent Elsie Arntzen is opening the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) Stronger Connections Grant Program on March 27 through Montana’s digital Egrants system. In June 2022 the federal congressional BSCA awarded the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) $4.8 ...

MTHS unveils free public programs for April MTHS unveils free public programs for April

News from the Montana Historical Society HELENA — The Metis in Montana and the early life of Copper King Marcus Daly are the topics of the free April public programs put together by the Montana Historical Society. On April 13, join Candi Zion, author of “In Between People: The Metis of Ce...

Farm & Ranch

News from MSGA HELENA — On March 21, National Ag Day, the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) will launch its first of a series of rollover auctions at markets across Montana to raise funds for its appeal of Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision regarding American Prairie’s gr...

Local health care provider, Dr. Thorson, selected for Physician Leadership Program Local health care provider, Dr. Thorson, selected for Physician Leadership Program

News from the Montana Medical Association HELENA — The Montana Medical Association today announced that 11 Montana health care providers have been selected as participants in the 2023 Healthcare Excellence in Leadership Program. The local health care leader selected for the 2023 program is Tyler J. ...

Commerce launches cybersecurity program

News from the MT Department of Commerce HELENA — To protect Montana businesses and encourage strong cybersecurity practices, the Montana Department of Commerce recently announced the launch of the Montana Cybersecurity Program. Through the program, the Department of Commerce will award small to me...


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