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DPHHS modernizes Child Support Services Division

News from DPHHS MONTANA — DPHHS Director Charlie Brereton recently announced several improvements within the Child Support Services Division designed to enhance the overall customer service experience for thousands of Montanans the division serves. “DPHHS is working to improve quality customer service and bring greater efficiencies to the agency,” Brereton said. “Recent improvements made within CSSD are an excellent example of how we’re working to better serve Montanans and save taxpayer dollars.”  Brereton said the CSSD changes are in line with Governor Greg Gianforte’s commitment to improving customer service and modernizing techno...

Tester questions FAA nominee

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently pressed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator nominee Michael Whitaker on his plan to address staffing shortages in rural airports, including many in Montana. If confirmed, Mr. Whitaker will b...

DPHHS encourages Montanans to prepare for respiratory illness this fall, winter

News from DPHHS MONTANA — As Montana gears up to enter another respiratory illness season, the Department of Public Health and Human Services encourages Montanans to take precautions to help protect against severe symptoms from COVID-19, influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, and respiratory syncytial...

Governor cuts ribbon on new energy facility Governor cuts ribbon on new energy facility

News from the office of Governor Gianforte DILLON — Governor Greg Gianforte recently cut the ribbon on Clēnera’s Apex Solar project, celebrating a new source of American-made energy in Montana. “We’re ramping up energy production in Montana with our all-of-the-above approach, ...

NRCS Conservation funding application deadline is Oct. 27

News from the USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making more than $3 billion in funding available for agricultural producers and forest landowners nationwide to participate in voluntary conservation programs and adopt climate-smart practices in fiscal year 2024. As first announce...

$1.1M+ secured to curb drug trafficking in Montana

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. Senate — As a part of his continued efforts to combat drug trafficking in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $1,161,355 in funding for law enforcement, public education, and supporting at-risk youth.  As a senior member of the S...

Interior Department launches Water Recycling Program

News from the Dept. of the Interior   WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior recently announced the launch of a new large-scale water recycling program and made $180 million in initial funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law available for projects aimed at crea...

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

The recent spate of headlines about grizzly bear attacks and human-bear conflicts highlights the need for the federal government to return management of grizzlies to the State of Montana.  Grizzly bears are still listed under the federal Engendered Species Act despite their populations having been re...

More than $10.5M secured to support MT law enforcement, enhance public safety, assist crime victims

News the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — As a part of his continued work to fully fund and equip law enforcement and promote public safety in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $10,550,338 in funding to strengthen law enforcement and provide courts, families, and victims of ...

Interior Dept. launches effort to preserve Federal Indian Boarding School oral history

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior recently announced the launch of an oral history project that will document and make accessible the experiences of the generations of Indigenous children who attended the federal boarding school system. This effort &nd...

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