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Free Tax Assistance Available To Vulnerable Montanans

Tax season is here and Montanans have options for receiving help possibly for free. Tax Help Montana helps older folks and families with low-to-moderate incomes. Chastity Roofner directs Rural Dynamics’ Tax Help Montana program. She says tax season is a good time to anticipate what changes there might be to your taxes in 2022 and also to cons...

Superintendent Arntzen Provides Update On ARPA Education Spending

The Legislature’s Education Interim Committee recently met in Helena to provide updates on a number of issues including education tax credits the Montana University System staffing and program spending. On program spending Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen touched on the state’s current status of elementary and secondary schoo...

Student-loan Program Provides Benefits To Public Servants

Changes to the student-loan program for public-service employees called the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program erases student debt for public servants after they make ten years of payments. That opens the door to as many as 500,000 Americans including Violet Hopkins, an academic advisor at the University of Montana who had about $80,000 i...

Congressman Rosendale Continuing Push To De-list Grizzly Bears

With the Northern United States’ grizzly bear population back to over 1,000 many groups and representatives are calling for the animal to be removed from the endangered species list and National Resources Committee member Matt Rosendale is one of them. The Congressman points to the current Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland as one of the reason...

Governor Exploring Options To Address Human Trafficking In Montana

January has been declared Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Montana by Governor Greg Gianforte and has been encouraging Montanans to spread awareness about the growing crime in the Treasure State. He recently attended a roundtable discussion in Helena to learn how to stop it in its tracks and came away with a few considerations...