Senator Tester Details Potential Improvements To Water Infrastructure

Included in the $1 trillion infrastructure bill approved by the U.S. Senate last week is 8.3 billion dollars of funding for Western water projects that farmers, water providers and environmentalists say are badly needed across the parched region. Across the Western states, around one billion dollars would go towards water storage, water recycling, drought planning,…

Governor Gianforte & Superintendent Arntzen Advise Schools To Ease Mask Requirements In Letter

In a recent letter to district school superintendents and trustees, Governor Greg Gianforte and Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen wrote, as the school year approaches, it is critical our kids get back into the classroom in as normal a setting as possible. While the Montana Constitution allows elected boards of trustees in each district…

Remaining ARPA Funds For Montana May Go Towards Developing Affordable Housing

The Economic Transformation Stabilization and Workforce Development Advisory Commission has recommended putting $15 million from the American Rescue Plan Act toward existing affordable housing projects around Montana that are struggling to deal with cost increases tied to worker shortages supply chain disruptions and price increases in materials like lumber. Governor Greg Gianforte has final approval…