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Starting at 10 a.m. on May 14, the Local Government Interim Committee (LGIC) will cover agenda items related to local impacts of the COVID-19 emergency and the federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags:

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that families, small businesses, non-profits, health services centers and individuals across Montana hardest-hit by impacts of COVID-19 will be eligible to apply for grants through nine new programs created in response to the emergency.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020/Categories: Governor's Office, Montana.gov/Tags:
Superintendent Arntzen Issues Teacher Appreciation Day Message to Montana Teachers

HELENA— Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen issued a thank you message to Montana teachers today in celebration of National Teacher Day and National Teach Appreciation Week.

The Children, Families, Health, and Human Services Interim Committee will meet by video conference on May 11 and May 13 to take up topics related to its studies of senior and long-term care and child protective services. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. on May 11 and will continue at 1...
Monday, May 4, 2020/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags:

The Law and Justice Interim Committee (LJIC) meets on May 12 via video conference. The LJIC will continue several interim studies, hear an update from Department of Corrections' staff, and review six preliminary bill drafts it is considering recommending to the 2021 Legislature.

Monday, May 4, 2020/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags:
One Million Newspaper Pages Now Online

A whopping 1 million pages of Montana’s newspapers, and the stories they carried about lives, deaths and everything in between, are now available with the click of a few computer keys through a Montana Historical Society project.

U.S. Department of Education Approves Montana’s ESSER Application
HELENA— Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education approved the Montana Office of Public Instruction’s application for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds under the federal CARES Act. Montana will receive $41.3 million to support local school districts in...

Hazardous Substances Removed from Long-Closed Gymnasium

Thursday, April 30, 2020/Categories: Department of Environmental Quality/Tags:
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today outlined a framework to ramp up testing capacity in Montana over the next several months with a goal to eventually conduct 60,000 tests per month and prioritize testing for vulnerable Montanans in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, tribal...
Thursday, April 30, 2020/Categories: Governor's Office, Montana.gov/Tags:
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the state received a Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System to begin cleaning and disinfecting used N95 respirators to ensure health care workers and first responders on the frontlines have the Personal Protective Equipment they need...
Thursday, April 30, 2020/Categories: Governor's Office, Montana.gov/Tags: