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Millions available through new Montana Department of Commerce infrastructure program

The Delivering Local Assistance Program was created as part of a $400 million infrastructure investment package passed by the 2019 Legislature and signed by Gov. Bullock.

Billings Gazette opinion: Questions count in U.S. Census

The idea of deliberately skewing the census results is abhorrent first because it is dishonest, but also because it is contrary to the U.S. Constitution.

Montana Department of Commerce warns of fake census form mailed by Republican National Committee

The survey is called the “2019 Congressional District Census” and was mailed by the Republican National Committee.

Montana Career Opportunity – Executive Director – Carol’s List

Along with my Mom, I am honored to serve on the Board of Carol’s List – where we recruit, train and elect progressive pro-choice women to the State Legislature. Thanks to talented + hard working...

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Montana’s changing economic geography

Montana’s changing economic geography is only beginning to penetrate the state’s policy discussions. For example, the state traditionally utilizes revenue from resource extraction to fund its budget and lower taxes on other sectors. A decline...

Survey says: Regardless of party ties, most Montana voters are conservationists

The eighth-annual Conservation in the West survey shows Montana voters are divided on Trump but united on public lands.

Next Legislature Must Stand Up for Montana – These cuts have real-life consequences BY STEVE BULLOCK

Montanans are now seeing the real-life consequences of budget decisions made by the Republican legislators who make up the majority of our state Legislature.

Local sales tax a possibility for Billings

The mayor of Billings said he supports a local sales tax because there is a need for building local infrastructure and trail construction is at a stand still. He said the local sales tax would...

Montana Governor Bullock approves six bills to cover $227 million gap in Montana budget, vetoes two others

Bullock called the special session this month to reduce spending to fix a budget shortfall, which was caused by unexpected costs from this summer’s wildfires and low revenue.

State work-comp fund sues to block $30M transfer approved last week by Montana special session

"Montana State Fund funds and assets belong to MSF policyholders and cannot be encumbered by the Legislature," the suit said. "… It is not the duty of MSF policyholders to solve the state’s fiscal problems."


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