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Senator Jon Tester Secures Nearly $30 Million for Montana’s Airports

This funding comes from Tester’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Grants. Tester negotiated the IIJA with a group of five Republicans, four Democrats, and President Biden, and was the only member of Montana’s congressional delegation to support the legislation.

As the nation’s largest landlord shifts its priorities, outrage ensues in Wyoming

Climate change is already posing difficult threats to the agency’s mission, its director, Tracy Stone-Manning, said in an email. The bureau must respond to it with urgency, and “all of these efforts are aimed” at preserving clean water, landscapes and healthy wildlife populations for future generations.

State-Local Infrastructure Partnership Act Town Hall Set for December 5 Online in Montana

This town hall, hosted by the Montana Department of Commerce (Commerce) and Montana League of Cities and Towns, is an opportunity for representatives from cities and towns to learn about Commerce’s administration of the grant opportunity authorized by the 2023 passage of House Bill 355, the State-Local Infrastructure Partnership Act of 2023 (SLIPA). 

Key findings from 2023 Montana STEM Summit to be presented online Dec. 12

The Dec. 12 presentation will include STEM data for Montana and the nation; challenges and opportunities as identified by summit participants; and suggestions for advancing STEM in Montana. Attendees, especially those who were unable to attend the April summit, can also contribute ideas and feedback.

Registration Now Open: 2024 NADO & DDAA Washington Conference – 3/11-13 – Washington, D.C.

Join the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) for sessions focused on regional development, the federal landscape, and the programs and policies that matter most to Regional Development Organizations and their stakeholders. 

Philipsburg moves forward with resort tax proposal

Mayor Daniel Reddish tells NBC Montana that the next steps are outreach and education, including public hearings, and approval is crucial to ensuring the town’s infrastructure can keep up with its growth. He says he considers it more of an infrastructure tax than a resort tax.

Creating Healthy Neighborhoods from the Ground Up

For years, a conservation-focused legal foundation and a nonprofit housing financier have partnered with local governments, investors, researchers and developers to lay the foundation for healthy neighborhoods.

Moms and babies navigate risks in Wyoming maternity care desert

Fremont County, the New Hampshire-sized home of nearly 40,000, has lost significant maternal health services. In part one of a series, WyoFile looks at how families rearrange their lives to find care, often at the risk of long-distance travel.

New Biden Rule Requires States To Track CO2 Emissions

Is a mandated reporting rule a step too far, or do we need to know exactly where each of these states stand in terms of their contribution to global greenhouse emissions?

Montana Outdoor Economy Grows 14%, 3rd Largest in the Nation

“Montana’s contribution is impressive, with the outdoor recreation economy driving $2.9 billion in economic output and providing support for 29,450 jobs across the state,” said Melissa Weddell, director of the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana.