Montana Governor Greg Gianforte

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Who comes out on top of the Montana broadband infrastructure bill?

Your Montana Legislature attempted to address this issue, but the “solution” will turn out to be one of the biggest corporate handouts in our state’s history.

Montana Governor Gianforte puts entire state under fire emergency status

Citing nearly 1,400 wildfires that have burned more than 141,000 acres in the state, Gov. Greg Gianforte on Wednesday issued an executive order declaring a wildland fire emergency across the entire state.

Close the digital divide in rural areas first

It’s our hope that Montana’s congressional delegation stands up for rural communities. It would be a darn shame if Congress were to send critical resources to America’s largest cities while the rural divide grows in places like Montana. Prioritize rural broadband.

Governor Gianforte Withdraws Montana From Multi-State Climate Coalition

In a statement, Brooke Stroyke, spokesperson for Governor Gianforte, said the governor believes the solution to climate change is unleashing American innovation, not overbearing government mandates. She added that the Paris Agreement punishes the U.S., while letting countries like China off the hook.

Millions in federal money meant to boost Montana’s child care capacity

The commission voted to approve a recommendation of up to $31.24 million for the state health department to administer in sub-grants to stabilize and expand child care in Montana.

Montana Department of Commerce Announces Grants to Grow 14 Native American-Owned Small Businesses

“Native-owned and tourism-related businesses were hit especially hard by COVID-19,” Commerce Director Scott Osterman said. “As these businesses look ahead to a brighter future, they will be more prepared with the digital resources and tools they need to reach and serve the modern-day traveler.”

3 Key Components Define Effective State Broadband Programs

3 Key Components Define Effective State Broadband Programs – Dedicated offices, planning and technical assistance, competitive grant programs are essential to expanding high-speed internet access

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte’s Goal: One Year, 10,000 Jobs, 50K Salaries

The Comeback Plan strives to boost the state’s economy, cuts taxes, roll back regulations, expand concealed carry of firearms and restrict access to abortion, among other social and fiscal policies.

Montana Department of Commerce Awards $25 Million of Infrastructure Grant Funding to 47 Montana Communities

“Commerce is proud to partner with Montana communities to ensure the affordability of important projects like these,” Commerce Director Scott Osterman said. “These grants will help local communities address infrastructure and public facility needs while promoting the health and safety of residents across Montana.”

After death of film cap, developers seek new opportunities in Missoula tech park

The deal hinged on the outcome of legislation that sought to increase the state’s film cap to around $250 million. The bill looked promising until the end, when the legislature – prompted by Gov. Greg Gianforte – set a cap of just $12 million.