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The Montana Army National Guard will conduct a change of command ceremony on Saturday, May 5th as Brig. Gen. Robert Sparing relinquishes command to Col. Donald Emerson. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the Helena Armed Forces Reserve Center on Fort Harrison. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018/Categories: Uncategorized/Tags:

Nonpoint source pollution stems from land management activities

Tuesday, April 24, 2018/Categories: Department of Environmental Quality/Tags:

The Legislative Information Technology Planning Council will meet May 1, 2018 at 1:00 in Room 422 of the Capitol in Helena.

Monday, April 23, 2018/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags:

Governor Steve Bullock has nominated 25 areas of Montana for designation as an Opportunity Zone, after communities submitted proposals for consideration.

Monday, April 23, 2018/Categories: Governor's Office/Tags:

Governor Steve Bullock today announced a $378,000 suicide prevention grant awarded to Montana State University to launch a new suicide prevention technology tool and to implement an evidence-based school prevention program.

Monday, April 23, 2018/Categories: Governor's Office/Tags:

The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee will hold its next meeting on May 2-3 in room 137 of the Capitol in Helena, beginning at 10 a.m. on May 2 and at 8:30 a.m. on May 3.

Montana Department of Revenue Director Mike Kadas has announced his retirement from the department. His last day as the department’s 17th director will be May 11.

Record snowpack and rising temperatures have increased groundwater level

Monday, April 23, 2018/Categories: Department of Environmental Quality/Tags:

April 23, 2018

The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices has received a payment of $70,211.99 from Mr. Wesley Prouse to satisfy the civil penalty and judgement entered against him in COPP v. Prouse, First Judicial District Court, Cause No. DDV-2014-250.  The District Court entered a Judgment against Mr. Prouse on January 20, 2016.  The Commissioner notes that according to the Judgement of the Court, Mr. Prouse is still prohibited from running for public office until such time that he corrects his 2010 campaign finance reports, to disclose $9,421 in campaign contributions and expenditures.

The receipt of the payment of the civil penalty imposed by the Court, resolves the issues as set for in Bonogofsky v. Prouse, COPP-2010-CFP-033.  Again, the COPP would like to thank Ms. Bonogofsky of Billings for bringing this matter to the attention of the COPP.  We would also like to thank Mr. Prouse for accepting responsibility and working with the COPP to achieve resolution of this matter.  Finally, we would like to thank Mr. Gene Jarussi for his service to the people of Montana as a Special Attorney General, through volunteering his time on a pro bono basis in this matter.

Monday, April 23, 2018/Categories: Commissioner of Political Practices/Tags:

Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney today recognized 13 Montana public schools as the winners of the 2017-2018 SMART (Saving Money And Resources Today) Schools Challenge.

Friday, April 20, 2018/Categories: Governor's Office/Tags: