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Following governor’s response, CSKT issue statement regarding PL 280

News from Gwen Lankford, CSKT Executive Communications PABLO — On March 1, 2024, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte provided correspondence to the Lake County Board of Commissioners that the State of Montana plans to retrocede from the termination-era policy known as Public Law 280 (PL 280) on the Fl...

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

For the last 14 years, I have had the honor of serving as a member of the Montana Legislature. In each session, the Legislature has passed bills which the Governor has vetoed. While many members of the Legislature find vetoes frustrating, a vote to override a veto is an opportunity for the Legislature to ...

Valley Views

HELENA — On Tuesday, March 5, Governor Gianforte was denied his latest attempt to circumvent the Montana Legislature’s authority when the Lewis and Clark District Court upheld a January court order, requiring his veto of Senate Bill 442 to go before the Legislature for a possible veto override vo...

MACo, conservation organizations resist attempt to avoid legislative override

News from Upper Seven Law HELENA — On Feb. 20, 2024, the Montana Association of Counties (“MACo”), Wild Montana, and the Montana Wildlife Federation responded to Governor Gianforte’s motion to stay a district court ruling ordering him to comply with his constitutional obligation ...

Governor Gianforte announces board appointment

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced the appointment of Zachary Bashoor of Arlee to the Future Fisheries Review Panel. Bashoor is a University of Montana graduate with a degree in Forest Resource Management and Wildland Fire Science, Bashoo...

Governor, DPHHS increase childcare support

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Together with Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton, Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced increased support for families’ childcare costs through the Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship Pr...

Congressman Denny Rehberg announces candidacy for US House

News from Rehberg campaig n BILLINGS — Former Congressman Denny Rehberg today announced his candidacy for the US House of Representatives, Montana-02, vowing to bring his years of experience, dedication, and proven leadership back to serve the people of Montana.  

Department of Revenue reminds property owners of upcoming important deadlines

News from the Dept. of Revenue HELENA – The Montana Department of Revenue would like to remind owners of real and personal property about several important deadlines approaching soon: March 1 Due Date Business and industrial equipment owners need to report their personal property online wi...

Governor convenes first Property Tax Task Force meeting Governor convenes first Property Tax Task Force meeting

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte today convened the first meeting of his Property Tax Task Force at the State Capitol in Helena. “As we, and all Montanans, know too well, property taxes are too high,” Gov. Gianforte said to task force membe...

Valley Views

Montanans have always been serious about governing themselves in the way they see fit.  While we have a representative government—i.e. one in which we elect officials to represent, lead and act on our behalf in governing—Montanans have never ceded complete control over our lives, liberty and...

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