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$1.1M+ secured to curb drug trafficking in Montana

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. Senate — As a part of his continued efforts to combat drug trafficking in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $1,161,355 in funding for law enforcement, public education, and supporting at-risk youth.  As a senior member of the S...

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

The recent spate of headlines about grizzly bear attacks and human-bear conflicts highlights the need for the federal government to return management of grizzlies to the State of Montana.  Grizzly bears are still listed under the federal Engendered Species Act despite their populations having been re...

More than $10.5M secured to support MT law enforcement, enhance public safety, assist crime victims

News the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — As a part of his continued work to fully fund and equip law enforcement and promote public safety in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $10,550,338 in funding to strengthen law enforcement and provide courts, families, and victims of ...

Constitution Contest for MT students announced

News from MT Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen announced the 2023 U.S. Constitution Contest on Monday during a Constitution Day celebration in the rotunda of the State Capitol. Constitution Day is celebrated each Sept. 17 in honor of the si...

Valley Views

The “United” States aren’t anymore.  Politically, our country is a train wreck: polarized, partisan, and divisive. We have lost our moral compass: no longer united in the underlying democratic principles that gave birth to our republic; failing to work together to address existentia...

Investments made to help restore Bison populations, grassland ecosystems

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior recently announced $5 million from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to support the restoration of bison populations and grassland ecosystems in Tribal communities. The funding will support Tribally l...

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

Democracy is about listening to people. To hear from Montanans, state Democrats this summer and fall are traveling across the state, holding well-publicized, public meetings to receive input directly from citizens about how their government can better serve them and help create opportunity for their families...

ANTI Drugs Act endorsed by National Sheriffs’ Association

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — The National Sheriffs’ Association – a group representing thousands of sheriffs, deputies, and other law enforcement professionals – recently announced their formal support for U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s bipartisan Assisting...

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...

Nearly $5M for MT domestic violence shelters, crime victim services

BIG SANDY — As a part of his continued effort to ensure that Montana victims of crime have the resources they need to get back on their feet, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured $4.9 million to maintain and enhance crime victim services in the state. The funding comes from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) a...

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