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State-Tribal Relations Committee to meet

HELENA/ZOOM —The State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, in room 137 of the Montana Capitol and via Zoom. The meeting agenda is posted on the website: and go to meeting information. Additional materials will be posted as they become available.

New members sworn in to Ronan City Council New members sworn in to Ronan City Council

RONAN — The Ronan town council met for their last meeting of 2023 on Dec. 27 with new members sworn in. Ellen Kaphammer was sworn in as the council president. She accepted and  thanked everyone. “Ellen, you are a veteran council member now,” Mayor Chris Adler said. Lawrence Ra...

State sets new records for employment

News from Dept. of Labor and Industry HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte and Sarah Swanson, commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), recently announced the state’s total employment and labor force grew in the month of November, setting new state records for both, acc...

2023 youth hunting story contest winners announced 2023 youth hunting story contest winners announced

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced the winners of the 2023 Governor’s Youth Hunting Story Contest. “Every youth hunter in Montana should be proud of the hunting legacy they’re helping carry on,” Gov. Gianforte s...

Urban, community forestry grant funds now available

News from DNRC MONTANA — The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation announced the availability of $400,000 in grant funds for innovative forestry projects to improve the urban tree canopy of Montana. Applications for two distinct categories, with funding requests ranging from $10...

DPHHS: dispose of recalled Quaker Oats products

News from DPHHS MONTANA — On Dec. 20 State health officials said the Quaker Oats Company has announced a recall of several types of granola bars and granola cereals because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was for sale at several Montana retail locations including ...

$3M+ secured to strengthen Montana’s food supply chain

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — Continuing his efforts to support Montana’s agricultural producers and lower costs for consumers, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently secured a Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) award of more than $3 million to strengthen Montana&r...

Daines sponsors bill to defund colleges, universities that promote antisemitism

News from the office of Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced on Dec. 14, he is cosponsoring legislation to defund colleges and universities that promote antisemitism. The “Stop Antisemitism on College Campuses Act” would rescind federal education funding for...

Incentive to boost childcare workforce, access to child care Incentive to boost childcare workforce, access to child care

News from DPHHS HELENA — Together with Department of Public Health and Human Services’ Director Charlie Brereton, Governor Greg Gianforte recently announced $3 million in incentives to boost Montana’s childcare workforce. “Montana’s childcare providers support our hard-w...

Bill to bring semiconductor manufacturing back to the U.S. passes senate

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Senator Jon Tester’s bipartisan legislation to bring manufacturing jobs back to America and keep the American economy competitive with foreign adversaries by making it easier to attract international ...

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