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Governor deploys Montana National Guard to help secure southern border

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — On April 2, Governor Greg Gianforte announced a deployment by the Montana National Guard (MTNG) to support the state of Texas in its efforts to secure the southern border of the United States. The announcement coincided with the governor signing an executive order declaring a disaster on the southern border. “Today, I signed a disaster declaration to mobilize Montana resources to help secure our southern border,” Gov. Gianforte said. “President Biden has left our southern border completely exposed and overrun by drug cartels, who are bringing deadly crime and drugs into our country. While he refuses to do...


Public Service Commission announces ‘Safe Digging Month’

News from the Public Service Commission HELENA — The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC), in cooperation with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) are highlighting April as “Safe Digging Month” in Montana and across the United States.  &ldquo...


Senate President subpoenas ballot initiative from Secretary of State

News from Lyle Schmauch, Communications & Policy Manager, Senate Republicans,  MT Legislature HELENA — Montana Senate President Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, today issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen for Constitutional Initiative 14, the proposed ballot issue to p...


Democratic legislators host listening session in Pablo

PABLO — Montanans from several communities spoke to Democratic state legislators participating in a listening session at the end of March at Salish Kootenai College. CSKT member and former State Health Director Anna Whiting Sorrell facilitated the meeting and asked legislators to draft a bill to con...


Committee to address judicial overreach

HELENA — Montana Senate President Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, is appointing a new committee to address violations of the state’s constitutional separation of powers by the Montana Supreme Court and judicial branch of government.  The only voting members of the Senate Select Committee on ...


Legislative Notes  Legislative Notes

The separation of powers among the three co-equal branches of government are essential; and I agree that no branch should be able to overreach its bounds. I want to tell you why this overreach is not happening with SB 442. In Montana, our Constitution does not allow the Executive branch to have the final ...


The great tax shift benefits wealthiest The great tax shift benefits wealthiest

The taxes paid by Montana residents and businesses have created and continue to fund an equitable educational system, roads and bridges, and services that keep our communities safe. Unfortunately, over time, responsibility for our tax system has shifted to everyday Montanans, like our teachers, plumbers, and...


Governor: Increased support for Montana meat processors needed Governor:  Increased support for Montana meat processors needed

News from the office of Governor Gianforte GREAT FALLS — Governor Greg Gianforte visited Central Avenue Meats on Wednesday, March 20, and highlighted the state’s investments in building a stronger workforce to support the meat processing industry in Montana. “By investing in value-a...


High school seniors awarded $125,000 in Youth Serve Montana scholarships

News from Governor’s Office of Community Service HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service (ServeMontana), Reach Higher Montana, and Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) are pleased announce 100 Montana high school seniors have been awarded Youth Serve Montana Scholarships. This sch...


CSKT to receive funds for their climate action project

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior recently announced that more than $120M from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda will fund 146 projects to help Tribal communities plan for and implement projects to tackle severe climate-related enviro...


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