In his state of the state address Thursday evening Governor Greg Gianforte proposed upping beginner teacher salaries. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Untitled-25.mp3
Wednesday on Voices of Montana Al Nash was a guest. The Chief of Communications for the Montana Dakota Division of the Bureau of Land Management was asked about the lack of moisture so far this winter across the state. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Untitled-17-2.mp3
Senator Jon Tester is now Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee taking the gavel as a result of the November election. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Untitled-9-1.mp3
Missoula Senator Shane Morigeau introduced Senate Bill 124 and Wednesday there were no opponents to his legislation in the Senate Taxation Committee. It would exempt employees from having to pay income tax on student loan reimbursements made by an employer which would benefit Montana students who leave college with an average of $33,000 in deb...
As the Billings Chamber of Commerce Ag Celebration Week continues Chair of the Chamber’s Ag Committee Tierani Brusett has a list of what’s being offered. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Untitled-18-1.mp3
Teaching today isn’t like it’s ever been. Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen says realization is starting to set in about the new normal. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Untitled-20-1.mp3
The American Lung Association has released the results of its 19th annual state of tobacco control report that tracks efforts to protect residents from adverse impacts of tobacco. Senior Director of Advocacy Cary Nyssen. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Untitled-14-2.mp3
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed a 200-yard stretch of the Yellowstone River east of Reed Point Monday because an old highway bridge is in imminent danger of collapsing into the water. The Montana Department of Transportation informed FWP this week that the Twin Bridges Road bridge over the Yellowstone River is subject to imminent failu...
At a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday Senator Jon Tester secured a commitment from President Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Commerce Gina Raimondo to push for Montana priorities of rural broadband. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Untitled-3-5.mp3
Work on the Keystone XL oil pipeline was suspended with President Biden’s executive order rescinding its permit as soon as he took over from Donald Trump. Alan Olsen Executive Director of the Montana Petroleum Association said this about that on a recent Voices of Montana program. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/...