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Valley Views

During the past legislative session, the Montana Taxpayers Association was excited to support the Gianforte administration’s ideas that improved Montana’s tax systems and provided tax relief. We look forward to continuing that working relationship. However, unless the administration decides soon ...

Governor Gianforte proclaims September ‘Bear Aware’ month Governor Gianforte proclaims September ‘Bear Aware’ month

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — In partnership with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Governor Greg Gianforte today proclaimed September as “Bear Aware” Month in Montana. The governor’s proclamation can be viewed here and below. WHEREAS, grizzly bears ...

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...

Nearly $5M secured for Montana clean water

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced he recently secured $4,938,000 in Environmental Protection Agency grant funding for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to improve access to clean drinking water across the state. The fundi...

Montana Senators comment on MAST program waiver

News from the offices of Senator Tester, Senator Daines MONTANA — The Department of Education has granted Montana schools flexibility in standardized testing for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Administration’s approval of this waiver will support OPI’s Montana Alternative Student Tes...

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

I’ve been hearing some questions from Montanans who are grateful for the over $1 billion in one-time and ongoing tax relief passed by legislative Republicans, but also say they want to see the state make smart investments for the long term. The conservative budgeting from the legislature and resulti...

Valley Views

Montanans have worked for decades to restore our state animal, the grizzly bear. We’ve come a long way in recovering grizzlies in their core habitats, the Northern Continental Divide and Greater Yellowstone ecosystems, and beyond. That’s happened because of hard work by landowners, conservationis...

Legislative Notes

Montana Democrats are out in full force trying to convince Montanans that they want to reduce your taxes. This is far from the truth as their actions in the legislative session speak much louder than their words now.  When they had the opportunity to support giving Montana resident taxpayers $900 mil...

Frustration builds as Flathead Lake continues to drop Frustration builds as Flathead Lake continues to drop

News from Justin Franz, Montana Free Press FLATHEAD LAKE — Elected officials in northwest Montana are expressing frustration after the Bureau of Reclamation, which manages the many dams and reservoirs of the Columbia River Basin, rejected a plan to send water from the Hungry Horse Reservoir to rai...

Governor formally requests action on Flathead Lake Governor formally requests action on Flathead Lake

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — On July 13 Governor Greg Gianforte submitted a System Operational Request to the Columbia River Technical Management Team (TMT) to address low water levels in Flathead Lake. The governor noted that, in accordance with TMT guidelines, TMT membe...

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