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Articles with the Tag: Montana Legislature

Valley Views

The 2021 and 2023 sessions of Montana’s Legislature perpetrated a full-on war against Montana’s courts and judiciary. Dozens of anti-court/anti-judiciary bills were offered in these last two legislative sessions. The objective of these attacks? Demonize and marginalize Montana’s courts, ...

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A New York Times headline on June 16, 2023, said “U.S. National Debt Tops $32 Trillion for First Time.” The headline this Sept. 20 in the Epoch Times was “US Debt Tops $33 Trillion for First Time.” Congress eliminated the debt ceiling on June 2, 2023, something they have done 78 times...

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Montana is again being recognized as a leader on protecting our citizens’ privacy in the age of technology. The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently ran an article with the headline “Montana’s New Genetic Privacy Law Caps Off Ten Years of Innovative State Privacy Protections.” ...

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

October 1st is the deadline to claim your $675 property tax rebate for this year. Tens of thousands of Montana property owners have already claimed theirs. If you’re a Montana resident who pays property taxes on your primary residence, head to: as soon as possible to claim yours.&nbs...

New laws already having a positive impact

The 2023 legislative session wrapped up less than five months ago. Many bills don’t go into effect until Oct. 1 of this year, Jan. 1 of next year, or later. But several of the bills that became law this spring and summer are already having a noticeable impact in Montana.  Perhaps the most stark...

Court issues preliminary injunction to prevent authorization of private schools

News from Rylee Sommers-Flanagan, Upper Seven Law HELENA — On Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, the First Judicial District issued a partial preliminary injunction to prevent enforcement of House Bill 562 (“HB 562”). The district court found that the bill likely violates separation of powers p...

Legilative Notes Legilative Notes

As Montana students head back into the classroom for another year of school, our education system is facing multiple challenges. There’s an ongoing teacher shortage in many districts, particularly the more rural parts of the state. Test scores and achievement metrics are still behind where they need to...

Governor encourages Montana homeowners to apply for property tax rebate by Oct.1

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Beginning Aug. 15, eligible Montana homeowners may claim their property tax rebate up to $675 at Claims must be filed by Oct. 1, 2023. “Property taxes are too high, which is why we prioritized and secured immediate pr...

Proposed ballot initiatives would mean big changes for Montana elections

A coalition of former Republican officials and a longtime third-party candidate are pushing a pair of constitutional amendment ballot initiatives for the 2024 cycle that would fundamentally alter Montana’s elections in what they describe as an effort to “reform our broken political system.”...

Governor strengthens Montana law for cancer survivors to have children

News from the Office of the Governor BOZEMAN — Joining cancer survivors, advocates, and health care providers, Governor Greg Gianforte recently ceremonially signed a new law that requires insurance providers cover fertility preservation treatments for cancer survivors. Katie Beall, a cancer sur...

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