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Archive for date: August 11, 2021

Missoula Group Advocates For Making Child Tax Credit Permanent

The Federal Child Tax Credit is putting hundreds of dollars into more than 200,000 Montana families’ pockets every month. Groups that advocate for those families say the program appears to be doing what was promised pulling families out of poverty. The head of Child Care Resources in Missoula Kelly Rosenleaf says there are many social problems...

FWP Receives Thousands of Comments On Wolf Ruling

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks reported roughly 25,000 public comments were submitted ahead of next week’s Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting when it is expected to adopt final wolf hunting and trapping regulations. The majority of public comments were form letters that opposed killing wolves but about 1,000 that could be identified...

DEQ and DPHHS Reminding Schools To Test Water

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Public Health and Human Services are reminding schools to test for lead in their drinking water. Northern News Network’s Eric Young. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/8-11_737.mp3

Montana Senators Split Over Infrastructure Bill

A trillion dollar infrastructure bill that passed the Senate Tuesday is expected to bring more than $3 billion in direct investment to Montana. It still faces a vote in the House but Democratic Senator Jon Tester part of a bipartisan group of 10 senators who crafted the bill was optimistic and issued this statement after it was passed. 19 Repu...

Montana State Employees To Return To In-Person Work

All state employees will be required to return to work in-person September 7th. That mandate from the Department of Administration comes as Montana health officials reported 493 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the highest number tallied in a single day since January. The director of the Department Misty Ann Giles is encouraging employees to get va...