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Archive for date: July 15, 2021

Montana Unemployment Recovery At Below-Average Pace So Far

New unemployment claims decreased week over week July 5th and were 94% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to these statistics, Wallet Hub just released updated rankings for the states whose unemployment claims are recovering the quickest. Montana ranks 30th. The most recovered state is Kentucky and the least ...

Montana Tunnels At Risk Of Forfeiting Ownership To DEQ

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has issued a violation letter to the Montana Tunnels mine in Jefferson City and if Montana Tunnels Mining Incorporated doesn’t respond and resolve the issues within 15 days of official receipt of the letter the mine will forfeit ownership and the $19.7 million bond the state is currently holding....

Supreme Court Rejects State Legislature’s Subpoeana

The Montana Supreme Court has ruled the state Legislature overstepped its authority when it subpoenaed records from the judicial branch without a legislative purpose. Legislature represented by the Republican Attorney General’s Office had argued the Supreme Court should not be able to rule on the matter of their own subpoenas. The unanim...