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Archive for date: August 12, 2021

Montana FWP Gives Drought Warning To Hunters Ahead Of Upcoming Season

Montana’s archery hunting season begins next week followed by Montana’s general hunting season but hunters are going to need to be extra cautious and considerate this fall. Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Commission and Education Program Manager Bob Gibson explains. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/8-12_1237.mp3

Montana Joins Lawsuit For Overturning Bump Stock Ban

The Montana Department of Justice along with 17 other states have filed a brief with a federal appeals court in support of a lawsuit attempting to overturn a ban on bump stocks a firearm accessory allowing semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly. Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is the lead attorney on the amicus filing with the 6th ...

Montana Legislature Files New Case Challenging Supreme Court Ruling

The Montana Legislature is asking the state Supreme Court to withdraw its opinion and order in a case decided last month where justices unanimously said the Legislature exceeded its authority by subpoenaing judicial records and ordered the immediate return of any of the emails it obtained through subpoenas or copies of those documents to the c...

Extended Medicaid Eligibility May End Soon

The Department of Public Health and Human Services is seeking federal permission to eliminate the continuous eligibility provision for Medicaid expansion of which about 100,000 Montanans are covered. Currently people remain eligible for coverage for a full year even if their income increases and they no longer meet financial requirements. The ...

All Counties Now Qualify For Drought Assistance

In late July over 40 senators and members of Congress pushed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide additional drought relief and flexibilities for Montana agriculture producers located in counties that were not covered by drought designations or federal assistance programs. Wednesday afternoon, Senator Steve Daines announced the USDA h...