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As Montana Schools Close Their Doors Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Tester Calls on FCC to Ensure Kids Have Internet Access

Senator: “The FCC must take action to expand internet availability and keep Americans informed”

FEMA’s How to Help instructions

Please direct your clients, suppliers, donors and contacts that have asked how they may help to the following website:

Butte, Montana – Richest Hill Episode 07: The Possibilities Are Endless, And The Choice Is Ours

After reporting on Superfund for several years, it’s obvious to me that everyone here wants the best possible cleanup for their town. And, there are very different definitions of what that means.

Rural America and the Senate’s Economic Stimulus Package

The multi-million dollar stimulus package contains crucial provisions for rural programs.

After Tester Improvements, Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Now Includes $10 Billion in Critical Relief for Indian Country

Includes more than $7.6 million in Indian Housing funds for Montana Tribes

SBA Disaster Assistance Webinar Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Learn about SBA disaster assistance programs and services available during this challenging time.

Fast-tracking deregulation, EPA pays no heed to virus pandemic

Experts say the rule will make it impossible to draw on public health studies in the future to regulate proven health threats.

What a Coronavirus Recovery Could Look Like – We should set new goals

“We’re going to get a whole new generation of infrastructure because of this pandemic, and we have to do it better than last generation.”

Montana unemployment site back up after “astronomical” amount of requests

Unemployment benefits are coming to Montanans laid-off due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, despite an influx in requests that temporarily crashed the website to file claims.

Officials say Montana budget is in solid shape heading into pandemic

It’s unlikely that state government will run into an immediate budget crunch as it tries to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and respond to the virus’ economic impact.