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FCC Takes One More Step Toward Accurate Broadband Data

Several states have produced their own broadband maps and surveys because of the FCC’s shortcomings in data collection.

Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority appoints officers, courts more counties

“We are off to the races,” Strohmaier said Thursday. “Getting this thing up and running is like constructing the train as it’s running down the tracks. We’re trying to feel our way through this.” Next meeting:

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 – 9 to 11 a.m.

Liberal trailblazers are falling like dominoes in Seattle — for not trailblazing enough

With the news Monday that Mayor Jenny Durkan will be yet another one-term leader for the city, and that schools Superintendent Denise Juneau is out after just one term of her own, the city’s core public institutions are facing upheaval and vacuums of leadership at maybe the worst possible time.

On 11th Anniversary of Citizens United Decision, Montana Senator Jon Tester Reaffirms Commitment to Cleaning Up Dark Money in Politics

Senator Jon Tester: “We need real people, not billionaires and corporations, deciding our elections”

Butte, Montana to develop master plan for Uptown’s economic future

Next month, the city will host two public Zoom meetings to get feedback from the public and business owners in the historic district that intersects at Park and Main streets. The city wants to know what it can do to enhance this important area.

Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) 2021 Legislative Priorities and Principles

As the State’s lead economic development agency, MEDA comprises more than 225 economic development practitioners and partners serving as leaders dedicated to building Montana’s economy.  MEDA members strive to improve the State’s economy through business creation, expansion, retention, and through the empowerment and diversification of our State’s economic base. 

Gianforte taps former Kentucky health official to lead Montana DPHHS

The Montana Democratic Party criticized Gianforte’s pick after the announcement was made, pointing in part to a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A during Meier’s tenure at Kentucky’s health agency and questioning his competency for the new role.

5 Domains of Government That Are Ripe for Transformation

Rapidly maturing technologies hold the key for dramatic improvements across an institution that was designed for incremental change. Governments need to act quickly, deliberately and flexibly.

Missoula County revokes $19K job retention grant from the Morgan-Pierce law firm; will re-award to new business

“What became clear last week in email communications about the contract was that they didn’t meet the job retention criteria for the grant and were ineligible for funding.”

Whitefish officials seek public comment on resort tax

City Council is looking into a proposal that would extend the resort tax at 3% and adjust how the money is spent.