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Archive for year: 2021

Annual Maintenance To Voter List Now Law In Montana

Thursday evening COVID-19 Panel Chair and Deputized public health official Senator Jason Ellsworth was notified that a member of the government affairs committee has tested positive for COVID-19 and because the Legislature’s contact tracer requires time to do her work the decision was made to postpone today’s legislative floor sessions out of ...

State Water Bill Becomes Law

House Bill 286 the state land water bill has become law. It clarifies the state may only obtain an ownership interest in a water right or ground water development work diverted from private  land if a court determines the state is an owner or is in possession of a deed transferring ownership of the water right to the state. Montana Stock Growe...

Montana Ranked In Bottom Half Of Safest States During Pandemic

With around 23% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Wednesday and vaccination being an essential being an essential component for full reopening of the economy. Wallet Hub today released its report on the safest states during the pandemic. Montana ranks 37th across five key metrics. The business processing outsourcing com...

FCC Announces New Relief Program For Tribal Lands

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced a new program that will provide a discount for broadband service for households struggling to pay for internet service due to the pandemic. The program gives discounts of up to $50 per month towards broadband service and up to $75 per month for those living on tribal lands. This week Voi...

New Test To Detect Chronic Wasting Disease Developed

Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Hamilton have developed a new way to test live animals for chronic wasting disease that holds promise for one day detecting the illness in the wild. Chronic wasting disease is an always fatal infection that afflicts deer elk and moose and, since 2017, Montana Fish Wildl...

MSU Scientist Featured On BBC Program

Tracy Stone-Manning served as a senior aide to Senator Jon Tester before becoming former Governor Steve Bullock’s chief of staff. According to several Washington D.C. sources the senior advisor to the National Wildlife Federation may be President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management. Montana State University plant patho...

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Cathy Burwell – Helena This past year presented a unique challenge to all businesses, not just those that belonged to the chamber. Cathy and her team at the Helena Chamber knew it was time to return to the roots of what a business Chamber was all about and unify the business community in order to survive. Cathy has been with the Helena C...

Representative Rosendale Voices Opposition To Vaccine Passports

The Coronavirus Task Force reports 194 new cases. There have been 1,526 total deaths. There are 997 active cases and 51 active hospitalizations. There have been 4,878 total hospitalizations. 104,108 individuals have recovered from the coronavirus. There have been 106,631 cumulative cases. Representative Matt Rosendale is one of the co-sponsors...