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Montana Legislature Files New Case Challenging Supreme Court Ruling

The Montana Legislature is asking the state Supreme Court to withdraw its opinion and order in a case decided last month where justices unanimously said the Legislature exceeded its authority by subpoenaing judicial records and ordered the immediate return of any of the emails it obtained through subpoenas or copies of those documents to the c...

Extended Medicaid Eligibility May End Soon

The Department of Public Health and Human Services is seeking federal permission to eliminate the continuous eligibility provision for Medicaid expansion of which about 100,000 Montanans are covered. Currently people remain eligible for coverage for a full year even if their income increases and they no longer meet financial requirements. The ...

All Counties Now Qualify For Drought Assistance

In late July over 40 senators and members of Congress pushed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide additional drought relief and flexibilities for Montana agriculture producers located in counties that were not covered by drought designations or federal assistance programs. Wednesday afternoon, Senator Steve Daines announced the USDA h...

Missoula Group Advocates For Making Child Tax Credit Permanent

The Federal Child Tax Credit is putting hundreds of dollars into more than 200,000 Montana families’ pockets every month. Groups that advocate for those families say the program appears to be doing what was promised pulling families out of poverty. The head of Child Care Resources in Missoula Kelly Rosenleaf says there are many social problems...

FWP Receives Thousands of Comments On Wolf Ruling

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks reported roughly 25,000 public comments were submitted ahead of next week’s Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting when it is expected to adopt final wolf hunting and trapping regulations. The majority of public comments were form letters that opposed killing wolves but about 1,000 that could be identified...

DEQ and DPHHS Reminding Schools To Test Water

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Public Health and Human Services are reminding schools to test for lead in their drinking water. Northern News Network’s Eric Young. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/8-11_737.mp3

Montana Senators Split Over Infrastructure Bill

A trillion dollar infrastructure bill that passed the Senate Tuesday is expected to bring more than $3 billion in direct investment to Montana. It still faces a vote in the House but Democratic Senator Jon Tester part of a bipartisan group of 10 senators who crafted the bill was optimistic and issued this statement after it was passed. 19 Repu...