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Transparency project to help Montanans navigate right to know Transparency project to help Montanans navigate right to know

A group of Montana law students and young activists launched an organization last week to help facilitate freedom-of-information requests and to educate both the public and policymakers on the state Constitution’s right to know. The founders of the Montana Transparency Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit...

Legislative Notes  Legislative Notes

There’s no way Republican legislators would rather ring in a new year than with lower taxes, and that’s exactly what we’ve done to kick off 2024.  As of January 1st, Montanans of all income levels are now paying lower income taxes, thanks to legislation that just went into effect. T...

State-Tribal Relations Committee to meet

HELENA/ZOOM —The State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, in room 137 of the Montana Capitol and via Zoom. The meeting agenda is posted on the website: and go to meeting information. Additional materials will be posted as they become available.

$17.5M investment made in community-based behavioral health, disabilities care

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced an investment of up to $17.5 million to increase Montanans’ access to community-based behavioral health and developmental disabilities care. The investment represents the first allocation of $300 million...

State sets new records for employment

News from Dept. of Labor and Industry HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte and Sarah Swanson, commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), recently announced the state’s total employment and labor force grew in the month of November, setting new state records for both, acc...

Urban, community forestry grant funds now available

News from DNRC MONTANA — The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation announced the availability of $400,000 in grant funds for innovative forestry projects to improve the urban tree canopy of Montana. Applications for two distinct categories, with funding requests ranging from $10...

Daines sponsors bill to defund colleges, universities that promote antisemitism

News from the office of Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced on Dec. 14, he is cosponsoring legislation to defund colleges and universities that promote antisemitism. The “Stop Antisemitism on College Campuses Act” would rescind federal education funding for...

Bill to bring semiconductor manufacturing back to the U.S. passes senate

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Senator Jon Tester’s bipartisan legislation to bring manufacturing jobs back to America and keep the American economy competitive with foreign adversaries by making it easier to attract international ...

Montana Transparency Project announces Jan. 3, 2024, launch

HELENA — Government transparency is getting another watchdog in Montana with the creation and launch of the Montana Transparency Project (MTP), a non-profit, nonpartisan initiative dedicated to helping organizations and individuals prepare and keep track of public information requests, educating local ...

Local Rep. Linda Reksten appointed to Montana 250th Commission

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte today announced his appointments to Montana’s 250th Commission. The commission is charged with planning and implementing a state program to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States in 2026...


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