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Fight continues against government secrecy

News from Upper Seven Law HELENA — On June 13, 2024, a group of Montana voters responded to Senator Keith Regier’s unprecedented attempt to avoid discovery of documents related to partisan gerrymandering of the Public Service Commission (“PSC”). A district court previously held tha...

Valley Views

Having proudly served as former Secretaries of State in Montana, we understand how important democracy is to the people of our state. It’s not a matter of what side of the aisle you stand on – it’s a matter of what you value. Recently our state’s Supreme Court reaffirmed that Monta...

Grant brings funds to Polson for summer kids’ meals

News from No Kid Hungry Montana HELENA — For kids who receive school meals, the summer months can be the hungriest time of year. This year promises to be different, thanks to newly expanded guidelines that will give school districts and community organizations the flexibility to offer non-congrega...

Administration announces funds to clean up legacy pollution

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior announced on June 5 that nearly $725 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is available to 22 states and the Navajo Nation to create good-paying jobs and catalyze economic opportunity by recl...

Public Health officials remind Montanans about rabies threat

News from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services MONTANA — State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of rabies exposure risks as summer approaches. The potential for encounters between humans and wild animals increases during spring and summer ...

DPHHS advises ways to manage arthritis

News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are raising awareness about protective actions Montanans can take to help manage arthritis symptoms. “While there is no sure way to prevent arthritis, there are lifestyle modifications that are prov...

Disability Rights Advocates, Quality Ed Coalition seek to enjoin harmful bill

News from Upper Seven Law HELENA — On April 22, 2024, the Montana Quality Education Coalition and Disability Rights Montana filed a motion to stop the state from giving already scarce public-school money to private individuals and private school vendors. During the last legislative session, the...

Energy Keepers post online ‘Range of Forecast’ graphic, will update weekly

News from Energy Keepers Inc POLSON – Energy Keepers Inc began posting a new graphic online last week that shows the possible lake level ranges this summer. The Range of Forecast graphic will be updated every Monday afternoon through the spring and summer on the Energy Keepers website and Facebook...

Veto override push on long-debated marijuana money bill falls short Veto override push on long-debated marijuana money bill falls short

A veto override effort on a much-debated marijuana revenue bill that initially passed the Montana Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support last year has failed, according to poll results released Friday afternoon. The override poll, conducted by a mail ballot by the Montana secretary of state&rsqu...

Senate President subpoenas ballot initiative from Secretary of State

News from Lyle Schmauch, Communications & Policy Manager, Senate Republicans,  MT Legislature HELENA — Montana Senate President Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, today issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen for Constitutional Initiative 14, the proposed ballot issue to p...


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