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Governor Steve Bullock today joined four Montana small businesses to celebrate their successes with the help of the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) at the second annual SBDC Day event at Anchor Fitness in Great Falls.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018/Categories: Governor's Office/Tags:

The final day to register as a candidate for the 2018 election cycle was Monday, March 12, 2018, and Montana candidates had five days to file the necessary paperwork to the Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices to be certified to appear on the ballot. The deadline for filing the required forms (form C-1A for County candidates; forms C-1 and D-1 for State District and Statewide candidates) was, March 19, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.  Additionally, the COPP is statutorily bound to notify the Montana Secretary of State by written statement of candidates who have not complied with the requirements to file certain required statements or reports 2 calendar days before the certification deadline provided in 13-10-208, MCA.   

On March 19, 2018 at 5:15 p.m., the COPP office issued the 2018 ballot statement to Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton, meeting the statutory requirement.  Any candidate who missed the statement and report filing deadline by failing to file their required paperwork to the COPP by 5:00 p.m. March 19, 2018 may not appear on the ballot.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018/Categories: Commissioner of Political Practices/Tags:

The State-Tribal Relations Committee takes on several weighty issues at its March 29-30 meeting in Helena, including substance abuse, missing persons, and improving Indian student achievement and outcomes for tribal members on parole and probation. The committee meeting begins at 8:15 a.m. on March 29 in room 152 of the Capitol in Helena.

A legislative committee will continue its study of community services for people with developmental disabilities by looking at programs and rate structures in other states when it meets March 22-23 in Helena.

A group looking at how to make health care prices more transparent will consider potential recommendations when it holds its final meeting in Helena on March 21. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102 of the Capitol in Helena.

Montana’s unemployment rate remained level at 4.1% for the month of January. The U.S. unemployment rate also remained at 4.1%.

Monday, March 12, 2018/Categories: Governor's Office, Montana.gov/Tags:
Monday, March 12, 2018/Categories: Department of Environmental Quality/Tags:

The Law and Justice Interim Committee will meet on March 19-20 in Billings. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. on March 19 at the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation hearing room at 2535 St. Johns Avenue.

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that $200,000 in emergency energy assistance funding will be released to assist eligible families on the Blackfeet, Fort Belknap and Northern Cheyenne reservations facing severe winter weather conditions.

Friday, March 9, 2018/Categories: Governor's Office/Tags:

The Local Government Interim Committee will hold its third meeting of the 2017-2018 interim on March 14 and 15 in the Capitol.