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Archive for date: December 29, 2021

Montana Set To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Jan. 1

With legal recreational marijuana sales to begin Saturday in Montana knowing what you can possess is important. A person is allowed up to 1 ounce of marijuana. Possession of more than 1 but less than 2 ounces could mean a possible $500 fine for a third or subsequent offense. Possession of any greater amount remains a felony as it was before th...

Yellowstone Club Founder Seeking Millions In Bankruptcy Damages

Yellowstone Club co-founder Tim Blixseth is asking a U.S. Bankruptcy Court to award him attorney fees and compensation for damages that he claims total nearly $300 million. In June a U.S. bankruptcy judge upheld court decisions that the state of Montana lacked legal standing to file an involuntary bankruptcy petition nearly a decade ago agains...

Public Comment Available For Next Year’s Hunting Districts

Proposed adjustments to hunting district boundaries season structures and license and permit types in 2022-2023 hunting regulations are out for public comments until January 21st.  Biennial season-setting occurs every other year and covers most hunted wildlife species excluding wolves and furbearers. The changes are part of an effort by the de...

School Donors Eligible For New Tax Credits Next Year

Beginning January 3rd donors who support innovative education in public schools or private school scholarships can get dollar-for-dollar tax credits before a statewide $1 million cap is reached. Any Montana taxpayer estate or business may donate up to $200,000 for the Innovative Education Program tax credit or Student Scholarship Organization ...

Public Service Commission To Lower Power Rates Year

The Montana Public Service Commission has approved lower rates effective January 1st for its residential electric customers of NorthWestern Energy, cutting the average yearly bill $21.12. Natural gas customers will see a decrease in their yearly bill by $13.56. Residential electric customers of Montana Dakota Utilities will see an annual reduc...