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Comparing the Differences in Property Taxes Around the United States:




NADO Alert: President's FY2018 Budget Request Includes Elimination of Community and Economic Development Programs:


Today the Trump Administration released its (FY) 2018 budget request, A New Foundation for American Greatness. The budget recommends $668 billion in defense discretionary spending (an increase ...


FCC votes to start rolling back landmark net neutrality rules:


The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to begin undoing a key decision from the Obama era that could relax regulations on Internet providers. The move highlights the uphill ...


States Get Involved in Lawsuit to Protect Obamacare, Saying Trump Can't Be Trusted:


The lawsuit is challenging how billions of dollars of federal payments were made to health insurers. Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia filed a motion Thursday to ...


Senator Tester Announces $1.3 Million to Support Montana Tribal Youth Program:


U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) will receive more than $1.3 million to continue funding its Tribal Wraparound Project, which addresses ...


West Yellowstone unveils plan to tackle growth, housing:


A plan to direct the future of growth in West Yellowstone has been put to paper. A draft of the town's growth policy update -- a 60-page "road map for the future" -- was released recently by regional ...


USDA soliciting public comment on the proposed reorganization:




Idaho congressman Simpson says a single-payer system could replace Obamacare:


He predicted the law will be replaced either by a system that relies less on the federal government or by a single-payer system like Medicare. BY AUDREY DUTTON adutton@idahostatesman.com Full ...


25 Best Examples of Innovative Government Programs - What can your government entity emulate from these programs?:


These programs are focused on an impressive range of areas and some of the country's most pressing social concerns, including the opioid epidemic, government efficiency and efficacy, environmental conservation, ...


Without More Census Funding, Disadvantaged Communities Risk Being Overlooked Most:




Podcast - How Behavioral Economics Could Solve America's Health Care Woes:


Dr. Kevin Volpp, a Wharton health care management professor and director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, part of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University ...


Secretary Perdue's Reorganization Pushes Rural Development to the Sidelines:


Sonny Perdue says he's "elevating" Rural Development. Don't believe it. The proposed changes will demote Rural Development to "office" status, pull rural development from USDA's core mission area, and ...


Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2017: An Inspiring Look at What's Right in Government:




The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data:




The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked :


A shadowy global operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign influenced the result of the EU referendum. As Britain heads to the polls again, ...


Montana Closing 3 Job Service Offices Due to Budget Cuts:


Montana is closing Job Service offices in Livingston, Glasgow and Shelby due to budget cuts. Job Service offices assist employers looking for workers and workers looking for jobs. Full Story: ...


Congratulations to Montana's Andy Shirtliff Named State Up and Comer Statescoop Leader:


"The winners of these awards are among my biggest inspirations, and are made up of folks who are working every day to make government better. We're honored to know them, to recognize them, and to highlight ...


Former Ambassador Max Baucus - The 'Montana Way' can help solve immigration challenges:


As a big challenge, immigration calls out for real leadership and bold solutions to try to bring Americans together and address this issue in a bipartisan, responsible and compassionate way. It's time ...


Universal Basic Income: A "Social Vaccine" for Technological Displacement? :


John Kenneth Galbraith once said that the beginnings of wisdom were to never trust an economist. Those of us that spent most of our adult lives in deindustrialized communities understood his point. by ...


Comparing average property taxes for all 50 states and D.C.:


American homeowners paid property taxes totaling nearly $278 billion in 2016, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions, the nation's largest property database (Here's how to cut your property ...


I had a health crisis in France. I'm here to tell you that 'socialized medicine' is terrific:


In addition to my surgery, I underwent an MRI, had a probe inserted in my upper thigh and extended into my heart, twice had a camera shoved down my throat to take photos of my valve, and more blood tests, ...


Anyone having problems filing your annual business report in Montana? They are due by close of business on 4/14:


I started the process of filing the report http://sos.mt.gov/business/annual-report for MATR last night and got only error messages with the new registration process. Got it figured out this morning ...


How About Investing in Human Infrastructure?:


As long as we're talking about a trillion-dollar government-industry initiative on infrastructure, why not invest in humans as well as bridges? asks James Heskett. What do YOU think? by James Heskett Full ...


Unintended Consequences - Trump's 'beautiful' border wall would jeopardize 800 wildlife species:


At least 800 animal species would be adversely affected by President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, said Gerardo Ceballos, an ecology professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Of ...


Lecture - Richard Opper-How Montana Passed Medicaid Expansion - 5/2 - Missoula, Montana:


Against all odds: How Montana passed Medicaid Expansion; how has it worked so far; and what's its future? Medicaid Expansion Richard Opper, MS Former Director of the Montana Department ...


John Oliver tackles gerrymandering:


Democracy, which John Oliver deemed on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, "undeniably the best Greek export that doesn't have fruit at the bottom" has a few issues, like gerrymandering. A report from PBS ...


NaturEner's tax protest leads to chaos in Toole County, Sunburst schools:


The company http://www.naturener.us/ says it is acting like anyone protesting their taxes, Toole County http://www.toolecountymt.gov/ Commissioner Deb Brandon says "It's like putting lipstick on a pig." ...


Secretary Zinke has a new image for the Bureau of Land Management Web site. - Solar panels power Kentucky Coal Museum:


It speaks for itself https://www.blm.gov/ http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/06/522924256/blm-replaces-mountain-landscape-photo-with-coal-seam-on-homepage *** Solar panels ...


A State Employees' Guide to Governors' Workforce Goals:




'Last-ditch' effort: Butte Silver Bow County could spend more trying to sell old NorthWestern Emergy building :


Concerns three years ago that county taxpayers would get stuck with an old NorthWestern Energy office building in Uptown Butte that wouldn't sell have indeed been playing out. After repeated claims ...

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