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Helena – The Montana Department of Revenue is notifying convenience stores and other retailers about a new law requiring a license by January 1, 2016, to sell alternative nicotine or vapor products. The department is mailing 1,800 postcards to retail outlets telling them they need to have the new Alternative Nicotine or Vapor Products License by January 1 to sell the products.


Governor Bullock’s Appointments

Governor Steve Bullock today announced the following appointment:

Tuesday, December 1, 2015/Categories: Governor's Office/Tags: appointments

Helena – The Montana Department of Revenue is alerting nonprofit organizations and other tax exempt property owners that they need to reapply for property tax exemption. A new state law requires owners of tax exempt real property in exempt status before 2014 to submit an application by March 1, 2016.

Monday, November 30, 2015/Categories: Department of Revenue/Tags: Property Tax, Property Appraisal
2016 Unemployment Insurance Rates Decrease for Many Montana Businesses

For the first time since 2009, the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Contribution Rate Schedule will be set at its lowest level for Montana employers, saving employers money on their unemployment insurance taxes in 2016.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015/Categories: Department of Labor and Industry, Governor's Office/Tags:

The Economic Affairs Interim Committee of the Legislature will meet the big and small business of air ambulance services on the second day of its Dec. 1-2 meeting at the Capitol in Helena. The first day, which starts at 10 a.m. in Room 102, will include a look at Montana State Fund’s finances, licensing boards, the Department of Livestock, and the Division of Banking and Financial Institutions.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Economic Affairs Interim Committee
Governor Bullock Makes Wager with South Dakota Governor Daugaard on Saturday’s Griz Game

Governor Steve Bullock of Montana today made a friendly wager with Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota over this Saturday’s University of Montana Grizzlies FCS football playoff game. 

Monday, November 23, 2015/Categories: Governor's Office/Tags:

The State Administration and Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee will be conducting a telephone conference call meeting at 3 p.m. on Nov. 24 in Room 102 of the Capitol. The meeting is for the sole purpose of making administrative decisions concerning how the committee will conduct a poll of all members of the Legislature about rules being adopted by the Commissioner of Political Practices. No other matters are scheduled for discussion or action.

Monday, November 23, 2015/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: State Admin & Veterans' Affairs Interim Committee

The Law and Justice Interim Committee (LJIC) will meet November 30 in Helena. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. in room 102 of the State Capitol. A tentative agenda and other meeting materials are now available at the committee's website: www.leg.mt.gov/ljic.

Friday, November 20, 2015/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Law & Justice Interim Committee

The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee will meet Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 in Room 317 of the Capitol building in Helena. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Nov. 30 and at 8 a.m. on the subsequent days. Activities over the three days will include updates on a variety of the committee's studies.

Friday, November 20, 2015/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Revenue & Transportation Interim Committee
Friday, November 20, 2015/Categories: Department of Environmental Quality/Tags: