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Daines helps secure big win for Montana ag Daines helps secure big win for Montana ag

News from the office of Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines recently released the following statement celebrating India’s decision to lower tariffs on pulse products. Daines has advocated tirelessly for years with the Biden and Trump administrations as well as directly wit...

Montana parents and teachers bring suit to prevent school privatization

Rylee Sommers-Flanagan Upper-Seven Law HELENA — On Wednesday, June 14, a group of individual and organizational plaintiffs, including the Montana Quality Education Coalition, the League of Women Voters of Montana, Billings public schoolteacher and parent Jessica Felchle, Kalispell public schooltea...

Interior Dept. announces $578.8M to support vital services in communities

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced that more than 1,900 state and local governments around the country will receive a total of $578.8 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes funding for 2023. Because local governments cannot tax federal lan...

Interior Department proposes rule to bolster solar, wind development on public lands

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — On June 15, the Department of the Interior announced a proposed update of its renewable energy regulations to promote the development of solar and wind energy on public lands. The Bureau of Land Management’s proposed Renewable Energy Rule woul...

Montana Democrats pass bill to lower childcare costs

News from Hannah VanHoose, Montana House Democrats’ Chief of Staff  HELENA — During the week of June 12, legislation championed by Montana Democrats to invest in Montana’s small businesses and workforce by increasing access to affordable childcare was signed into law. HB 648, spon...

Gianforte says proposed BLM rule is a solution in search of a problem Gianforte says proposed BLM rule is a solution in search of a problem

News from the office of Governor Gianforte BROADUS — Joining a group of western governors, on June 15 Governor Greg Gianforte opposed a proposed rule by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which would alter the use of BLM lands to the detriment of recreation, livestock grazing, responsible resourc...

Legislative Notes

The Montana Legislature enacted a bipartisan solution in the form of House Bill 819 to make historic investments in workforce housing. The State of Montana is in a workforce housing crisis and the negative effects of this crisis have hit every county in the State.    The Montana Community Reinve...

Secretary Haaland issues statement on Brackeen v. Haaland decision

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision on Brackeen v. Haaland: “Today’s decision is a welcome affirmation across Indian Country of what presidents and cong...

Legislative Notes

The United States’s health care system is a mess of complex regulations and layers of bureaucracy. It’s also expensive. But Republicans in the Montana Legislature have made great strides in recent years to address what problems we can at the state level.  We’ve emphasized improving ...

$725M available to clean up legacy pollution

News from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior announced on June 1 that nearly $725 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is available to 22 states and the Navajo Nation to create good-paying jobs and catalyze economic opportunity ...

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