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Senate Bill 272 Would Make Agriculture Equipment Manufacturers Sell Help Products For Fixes

The right to repair farm equipment had its day in the sun Thursday in a Senate committee. Senate Bill 273 would make agricultural equipment manufacturers sell the tools and software necessary for repairs. Butte-Silver Bow Democratic Senator Mark Sweeney is the bill’s sponsor.

HUD Awarding Nine Montana Communities Funds To Make Capital Improvements In Public Housing Units

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding more than $34 million in funding to over 100 public housing authorities in the Rocky Mountain Region’s six states including nine in Montana to make capital improvements in their public housing units. From HUD Public Relations Christina Baumann. https://northernbroadcasting....

Senator Steve Daines Questions U.S. Trade Representative Nominee Important Pulse Crops And India Tariffs

Montana is the number one producer of pulse crops and India is the number one consumer in the world. During a Senate Finance Committee Hearing Thursday Senator Steve Daines questioned President Biden’s nominee as the U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai asking her if she’d commit to engaging India on removal of tariffs and other...

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Senator Jon Tester Presses For More Veteran Vaccination Deployment

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Senator Jon Tester pressed witnesses at a hearing Wednesday on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ COVID-19 vaccine rollout. He said he’s bound and determined no matter what to get the job done sooner rather than later.

PPP 14-day Exclusive Period Opened Wednesday For Employers Of Fewer Than 20 Employees To Apply At A Bank

Wednesday a 14-day exclusive period opened up for Paycheck Protection Program loans that businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for at their bank. Small Business Administration Montana District Director Brent Donnelly explained on Voices of Montana what it is and does.

Specific Big Game Lic. App. Deadlines coming up soon in Wyoming

Applications for resident and nonresident bighorn sheep, mountain goat and moose licenses are due to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department before midnight Monday, March 1. The beginning of March also marks the opening of the month-long wild bison application period, closing March 31. All applications must be submitted online. Applicants will ne...

Senator Steve Daines Presses Health And Human Services Nominee For More COVID-19 Vaccines

Montana is number one in the nation for vaccine administration. Wednesday Senator Steve Daines urged President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra to address Montana’s need for more COVID-19 vaccines since Montana’s health care providers have done such a good job distributing them. ht...