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Trump asks SEC to look into practicality of quarterly corporate reports :


President Donald Trump says he's asking federal regulators to look into the effectiveness of the quarterly financial reports that publicly traded companies are required to file. In a tweet early Friday, ...


Zinke's Outdoor Recreation Committee Touts Public-Private Partnerships:




Governor Bullock Announces over $680,000 in AmeriCorps Grants:


Montana ranks 6th in the nation for enrolling AmeriCorps members Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana has received $688,526 from the Corporation for National and Community Service ...


MT Board of Investments offers top job to Bullock's budget director Dan Villa:




Bozeman commissioners take a look at living wage for city workers:


At this week's city commission meeting there will be a special presentation concerning the Bozeman's current minimum wage and city employees that are being paid less than $15 an hour. City Commissioner ...


Is Your City Positioned to Weather the Next Recession?:


A new report identifies the different factors affecting a city's ability to respond to a fiscal crisis -- and what policymakers can do about it. by Liz Farmer http://www.governing.com/week-in-finance/gov-cities-budget-pressures.html *** California ...


Sinclair Television of Montana, LLC, the parent company of local NBC affiliate KECI (and stations in Butte, Kalispell and Bozeman) sues the City of Missoula for Mountain Water legal bills:


Sinclair Television of Montana, LLC, the parent company of local NBC affiliate KECI (and stations in Butte, Kalispell and Bozeman) filed a civil action in Missoula District Court on Aug. 3 seeking ...


Announcomg the selection of Brent Donnelly as the new Deputy District Director for the SBA's Montana office:


Wayne Gardella, U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Montana District Director announced the selection of Brent Donnelly as the new Deputy District Director for the SBA's Montana office. Donnelly ...


Contracting With The State Of Montana: How–To Workshop, 08/29, Missoula:


Join us for a morning learning about what it takes to successfully contract with the State of Montana. This workshop includes: *Most commonly purchased goods and services *Government procurement ...


Wildfires have changed. The technology to fight them hasn't -- yet:


"We're using decades-old tools and strategies to fight fires that are a lot different than they were 30 or 40 years ago," said Edward Struzik, author of "Firestorm: How Wildfires Will Shape Our Future." Carolyn ...


How Humans Have Made Wildfires Worse:


Beginning in the late 19th century, the U.S. government established a policy of fire suppression. Wildfires were seen as "the moral and mortal enemy of the forests" according to one Joint Fire Science ...


Rep. Greg Gianforte Field Hearing - "Wildlife Management And Response: Challenges And Opportunities" - 8/7- Hamilton, MT:


There will not be an opportunity for public comment. "We don't want people outside and crammed all the way down the hallway," Jeff Burrows, chair of the Ravalli County Commission ...


Ontario cancels its basic income pilot-leaving thousands scrambling:




Town Hall With Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari -9/5 - Bozeman, MT:


Do you have a question about how the Federal Reserve affects you? Wondering about economic disparities, regulating big banks, or the Fed's recent interest rate decisions? Curious about how the Minneapolis ...


Montana state government gets cyber threat:


The state Department of Administration on Thursday acknowledged a cyber threat made on the state of Montana. "We were and are aware of a threat," said Department of Administration spokeswoman Amber ...


The Realities of Evolving the IT Workforce:




Helena mayor Wilmot Collins shares his life story:


Although Wilmot Collins beat four-term incumbent Jim Smith to become Helena's mayor last November, his story does not begin with the 2017 mayoral election. His life story begins in Liberia, extends ...


How Governments Are Closing the Gender Pay Gap:


From banning certain hiring questions to opening up pay discussions between coworkers, states and municipalities are addressing years of inequality. By Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene http://www.governing.com/topics/workforce/gov-salary-question-gender-pay-gap.html ...


Veterans Sustain Two Serious Defeats From Trump And The House To VA Health Care:




DPHHS And Budget Director Listening Session On Budget Restoration Priorities - 8/1 - Helena, Montana:


Today, I am pleased to announce that the State of Montana has had an increase in general fund revenue and I will have the opportunity to restore some of the budget reductions made by the Republican-majority ...
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Gov. Steve Bullock: State of Montana will reverse up to $45M in budget cuts:


Gov. Steve Bullock announced Wednesday that Montana's budget picture has improved enough that the state government can reverse some of the budget cuts made over the last year. Gov. Bullock said that ...


Fail Fast, Try New Things: How Government Innovators Can Succeed - Video:




When Newspapers Close, the Cost of Government Goes Up:




Former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul targeted by Vladimir Putin speaks in Bozeman:


Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia and Montana native Michael McFaul was at the Country Bookstore in Bozeman on Sunday, promoting his new book. "It is always great to be back in Montana. I love it here ...


Montana health department calls staffing levels 'unsustainable' with 420 jobs left open after budget cuts:


The lack of sufficient employees to perform basic department functions will catch up to the state at some point. Hogan pointed to a unit that works to collect child support payments as another example. ...


Helena City Commission Community Meeting About Downtown Issues - Monday 7/23:


"Come, lend us your expertise, and let’s get this solution going." Helena city leaders want to hear from the public on their concerns about "undesirable and unlawful behavior" in the downtown area. Mayor ...


"From Cold War to Hot Peace." - Glasgow, Montana-born Michael McFaul, The Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia to speak in Bozeman this Sunday - 7/22 :


McFaul is scheduled to appear at a Bozeman bookstore this Sunday. His talk is set for 2 p.m. at the Country Bookshelf, 28 W. Main St. McFaul will discuss his book "From Cold War to Hot Peace." https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=from+cold+war+to+hot+peace&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=243358920430&hvpos=1t1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8906164761228500192&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9021355&hvtargid=kwd-315683779362&ref=pd_sl_827wnnsvrd_e McFaul ...


'Housing for All': Democrats push for big government response to soaring rents - Wall Street Is Raising More Cash Than Ever for its Rental-Home Gambit:


Democratic politicians at both the state and federal level are pushing plans to dramatically expand the government's role in addressing unaffordable housing costs, as rent prices hit new highs in major ...


They built a $20k house-now they want to fix the housing system:


After designing an incredibly cheap home, the 20K Initiative is now working with Fannie Mae and others to redesign mortgages and the other factors that make home ownership so expensive. By Adele ...

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