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Senate Bill 109 redefines PSC District boundaries Senate Bill 109 redefines PSC District boundaries

News from the Montana Public Service Commission HELENA — Following the passage and signing of SB 109, the Montana Public Service Commission announces the creation of new boundaries for the five PSC districts. SB 109, carried by Senator Keith Regier and signed into law by Gov. Gianforte, uses the newly established Montana House of Representatives district map to create the boundaries of the revised PSC districts. PSC districts are no longer determined by county boundary lines. Under the recently enacted legislation, each of Montana’s seven most populated cities, excluding Butte, will now be represented by two commissioners instead of the previous one commissioner scena...

Governor negates months of work with PL 280 funding veto Governor negates months of work with PL 280 funding veto

LAKE COUNTY — HB 479 would have provided $5 million over two years from the Montana Department of Justice to Lake County for reimbursement of a portion of the costs of Public Law 280. Additionally, the bill would have created a task force that would recommend a permanent solution to funding of PL 280 t...

MSGA celebrates Supreme Court’s WOTUS case decision

News from the Montana Stockgrowers Association HELENA — The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) shares its excitement and relief as the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision to the most recent Waters of the United States (WOTUS) case. Last week, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous 9-0 holdin...

Tester discusses issues impacting Montanans

MONTANA — Senator Jon Tester held a rural press phone call recently, opening up discussion about concerns such as the national debt, bank failures, and the continued influx of fentanyl into Montana communities.  Tester began by addressing “the elephant in the room,” the possibility ...

Judge blocks enforcement of 15-week abortion restriction

HELENA — A Helena district court judge on Thursday blocked Montana from enforcing a new law that bans the most common abortion procedure after roughly 15 weeks of pregnancy.  The Republican-sponsored House Bill 721 was signed by Gov. Greg Gianforte Tuesday and took effect immediately — a ...

Governor promotes housing agenda

News from the office of Governor Gianforte BOZEMAN — Addressing policymakers at the Western Governors’ Association’s Western Prosperity Roundtable Forum, Governor Greg Gianforte today promoted pro-housing reforms adopted in Montana and championed them as a catalyst for prosperity and i...

TikTok ban gets signed into law

HELENA — Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Wednesday that he had signed a bill banning Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok over concerns its data-sharing practices jeopardize user privacy and national security. The ban, which the governor’s office said was the first of its kind in the natio...

Governor advances pro-family agenda Governor advances pro-family agenda

News from the office of Governor Gianforte     HELENA — To support Montana families and help reduce the number of children in foster care, Governor Greg Gianforte signed a bill on May 16 into law to establish an adoption tax credit in Montana. “It’s not enough just to stan...

Justice department strengthens efforts to address MMIP crisis

News from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Montana BILLINGS  — The Justice Department joins its partners across the federal government, as well as people throughout American Indian and Alaska Native communities, in recognizing May 5 as National Missing or Murdered Indigenous Pers...

Montana prepared for fire season

News from the office of Governor Gianforte  HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently convened local, state, tribal, and federal agency administrators, and fire management officers for the 2023 Fire Briefing. “Advancing our agenda this legislative session, Montana has more resources ...


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