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Judge sides with state in dispute over funding of PL 280 Judge sides with state in dispute over funding of PL 280

A District Court judge has sided with the state government in an ongoing dispute between Lake County and Montana over how to pay for law enforcement on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  But while Judge Amy Eddy sided with the state in her ruling on Nov. 9, she was also critical of its decision to onl...

Montana’s general hunting season ends, harvests down

News from  MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks KALISPELL — Montana’s general deer and elk hunting season wrapped up Nov.  26, 2023. So far this season, more than 8,100 hunters have appeared at regional game check stations. Harvest results at the regional check stations are slightly do...

Montana Supreme Court says counties wrong on 95-mill tax issue Montana Supreme Court says counties wrong on 95-mill tax issue

The Montana Supreme Court Wednesday ruled against Montana county governments in a dispute over the Montana Department of Revenue’s authority to order the full collection of the 95-mill state-level school equalization levy, a formerly obscure piece of tax bills that became a flashpoint this fall as stat...

DPHHS promotes antibiotic awareness DPHHS promotes antibiotic awareness

News from DPHHS MONTANA — The state’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program spotlights the threat of antibiotic resistance. “Antibiotics do not treat the viruses that cause colds, flu, or COVID-19,” said Erika Baldry of the Infection Control and Prevention/Healthcare-Associated In...

Legislative Notes

In the quiet corners of rural Montana, credit unions and community banks offer a unique ability to focus on bringing value to Main Street rather than Wall Street. These institutions have a vested interest in the success of their communities and often serve as economic anchors, supporting local businesses, fa...

One-sided dam breaching effort doomed to fail

News from the office of Senator Steve Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines, along with Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), sent a letter to President Biden regarding severe concerns over the administration’s efforts to breach the lower Snake River dams.  ...

Valley Views

Montana is a northern border state with a southern border crisis. After visiting the southern border this fall, my third trip in five years, I can say with certainty that the catastrophe at our southern border is now a serious threat to our national security and the result of the failed policies of President...

IRS to delay burdensome 1099-K reporting requirement

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — After applying continued pressure on the agency, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced on Nov. 1 that he successfully pushed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to delay implementation of its 1099-K reporting requirement that would have unnecessarily b...

Warning: Misleading solicitations addressed to Montana businesses

News from the office of Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen is warning Montana businesses of misleading solicitations regarding various certificates and documents. Montana’s business community notified the Secretary of State’s Off...

Commerce connects Montana’s veterans to housing support

News from Montana Dept. of Commerce HELENA — The Montana Department of Commerce facilitates federal rental assistance for Montana’s veterans. Administered by Commerce, HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) provides rental assistance, case management and clinical services...

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