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Governor Steve Bullock: Budget Cuts Will 'Hurt' Montana Residents:


Without a fix, budget shortfall will lead to cuts to essential services and send shockwaves throughout the state By Tristan Scott http://flatheadbeacon.com/2017/09/25/governor-budget-cuts-will-hurt-montana-residents/ ...


Forest Service tried to quash paper debunking Montana wildlife authority:


The U.S. Forest Service has disavowed a legal analysis it commissioned that showed federal land managers have given state wildlife departments more authority than they really possess. In June, the ...


Governor Bullock: Montana Residents Are Not Talking About Budget Shortfall:


Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says state residents aren't talking about a potential $220 million budget shortfall and the magnitude of the problem may not sink in until extreme cuts are made to state services. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/montana/articles/2017-09-22/gov-montana-residents-not-talking-about-budget-shortfall *** Montana's ...


Senator Tester Announces $8 Million to Strengthen Reading Education in Montana:


U.S. Senator Jon Tester https://www.tester.senate.gov/ today announced $8 million in federal grant funding for the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) to support reading education across ...


Senator Jon Tester Successfully Defends Montanans from Verizon's Attempt to Terminate Contracts:


After Verizon Sent Termination Letters to Montanans, Senator Gets Verizon to Back Off Plan to Cut Montanans from Network U.S. Senator Jon Tester https://www.tester.senate.gov/ has successfully ...


Trump hires campaign workers instead of farm experts at USDA:


President Donald Trump's appointees to jobs at Agriculture Department headquarters include a long-haul truck driver, a country club cabana attendant and the owner of a scented-candle company. By ...


Montana's Governor Steve Bullock would consider special session on budget:




How The Latest Senate Trumpcare Bill Threatens K-12 Education:


"Negative implications for entities that rely on state support, including school districts, cities, counties, and public higher education institutions could be more significant given their generally more ...


University of Montana Law Professor Talks Recent Voter Fraud Allegations:


Montana's Republican Secretary of State Cory Stapleton and Democratic lawmakers continued their spat last week over allegations of voter fraud in statewide elections. Stapleton has made at least two claims ...


Missoula Notebook: Gianforte and his communications team must do better:


I checked Gianforte's own press releases and found that none of them have included a contact number for media inquiries, much less a name. This is hardly an oversight on Gianforte's part but rather, it ...


Montana budget director recommends $229M in spending cuts:


The governor's budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in general fund spending over the next two years to balance the state's budget due to lower revenues than expected and ...


$25 Million in errors force Missoula City Council to revise, reapprove 2018 budget resolution:


Missoula City Council members must revise and reapprove their fiscal year 2018 budget resolution because of inadvertent errors in the original document approved in July, the city's chief administrative ...


Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees:


Trump administration officials, under pressure from the White House to provide a rationale for reducing the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year, rejected a study by the Department ...


Republican governors get into the 'news' business:




Billings Gazette opinion: Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton should answer for fraud :


Corey Stapleton has used his position as Montana's chief elections officer to undermine Montana's confidence in voting and then, when his own unsubstantiated views are debunked, he can do nothing more ...


Federal Government admits harassing small Butte meat plant and other Montana companies, but takes no action:


A deputy assistant administrator for the Food Safety and Inspection Service told Bart Riley in a letter more than two years after he filed an official complaint: "Regarding willful harassment ... five ...


Did you pay to freeze your own credit? This bill would refund you -- and ban the fees.:


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and a dozen other Democrats introduced a bill on Friday that seeks to end a major frustration for consumers who've sought to protect themselves from the Equifax data breach. The ...


Feds cut 61% of funding for Utah nonprofits that help people enroll in ACA marketplace:




Montana lawmakers review falling state revenues:


A state legislative committee agreed Thursday that lower than expected revenues could require Governor Steve Bullock to make up to 10% cuts to state agencies' budgets. The Revenue and Transportation ...


Montana Secretary of state dings media for 'incorrectly' saying he made claims of voter fraud:


The Montana secretary of state denied Thursday that he had claimed there were 360 cases of voter fraud in a May special election, saying he was misquoted in news stories. Secretary of State Corey Stapleton ...


Researcher confronts 'tough truths' about learning to live with wildfire:


While answering questions from the crowd, Hessburg said that mitigation measures are not one-size-fits-all, noting "there is solid evidence" supporting thinning and burning, and prescribed burning if ...


Interior's 'unusual' transfer of senior executives spurs official probe:


Hallmark said the transfers "seemed designed to disrupt the functioning of the agencies involved, and likely to drive as many executives as possible into retirement or quiescence. Zinke could not possibly ...


Montana, Broke and Burning, Looks at Cuts to Fill Budget Gap:




Montana Senator Jon Tester Demands Equifax CEO Appear Before Congress:


Senator Calls for Immediate Action to Protect Consumers Personal Data After Equifax announced that 143 million of its customers had their personal information compromised, U.S. Senator Jon ...


Former Senator Max Baucus backs single-payer health system:


It's time for America to consider seriously a single-payer, government-run health system, says Max Baucus, Montana's longest serving U.S. senator, former ambassador to China and one of the chief architects ...


National Call With Senator Jon Tester On The 28th Amendment - 9/9:


Please join American Promise, special guest U.S. Senator Jon Tester, and citizens like you for our monthly national Citizen Leader Conference Call to discuss our movement and the current bills in ...


Body-slammed reporter Ben Jacobs says Greg Gianforte is refusing interview:


The reporter whom Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte body slammed in May said Tuesday that the Republican congressman is refusing to give him the on-the-record interview that Gianforte promised. In a statement ...


Job service offices to close in Anaconda, Dillon, Hamilton and Lewistown:


Four Job Service offices will be closing in Montana. Department of Labor and Industry Communications Director Jake Troyer confirmed Thursday that federal budget cuts have forced the closure of offices ...


Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte photographed, fingerprinted after assault conviction:


Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte was photographed and fingerprinted Friday, days after a judge ordered him to be booked after pleading guilty to assaulting a reporter on the eve of the special election ...


Ryan Zinke under investigation for healthcare pressure play:


Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is under investigation by his own agency's inspector general over reports that he threatened Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, with repercussion for her healthcare vote last ...

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