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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...

Two Lake County students nominated to military academies

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced he is nominating two Lake County students to the country’s four prestigious military service academies. Tester selected a total of 24 students based on their academic accomplishments, extracurr...

Elections: who’s running for office in 2024? Elections:  who’s running for office in 2024?

MONTANA — Montana’s 2024 ballot will host a suite of consequential elections — among them a race that could decide the balance of the U.S. Senate, two open seats on the Montana Supreme Court, two U.S. House races, the governorship, and a bevy of other statewide offices. And, for good measur...

‘Many unknowns’ as Lake County pulls out of decades-old agreement

Officials in Lake County have said there are more questions than answers after they informed the state that they were pulling out of a decades-old agreement because it can no longer afford to pay for law enforcement on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  In November, the Lake County Commission sent a l...

Plaintiffs seek to enjoin gerrymandered PSC map

News from Upper Seven Law HELENA — On Nov. 29, 2023, Montana voters and the nonprofit Montana Conservation Voters filed a motion for preliminary injunction to prevent the State from holding the next Public Service Commission (“PSC”) election under a gerrymandered map.   During ...

Tester secures nearly $30M for MT airports

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — As a part of his continued efforts to upgrade critical infrastructure and support Montana’s rural economies, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $29,315,277 for Montana’s airports for repairs and improvements for runways, taxiways,...

IRS to delay burdensome 1099-K reporting requirement

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — After applying continued pressure on the agency, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced on Nov. 1 that he successfully pushed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to delay implementation of its 1099-K reporting requirement that would have unnecessarily b...

Commerce connects Montana’s veterans to housing support

News from Montana Dept. of Commerce HELENA — The Montana Department of Commerce facilitates federal rental assistance for Montana’s veterans. Administered by Commerce, HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) provides rental assistance, case management and clinical services...

Zinke introduces Fill the Lake Act

News from the office of Congressman Ryan Zinke WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Nov. 16, Western Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke introduced the Fill the Lake Act. The legislation would require the Department of Interior to maintain a minimum pool level on Flathead Lake of 2892’ MSL (mean sea level) and ...


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