Energy Stipends May Increase For Winter Energy Demands

A state rental aid program is providing financial aid to Montanans facing housing insecurity this winter. Cheryl Cohen with the Department of Commerce says it’s considering changing the monthly stipend for energy bills because the current level may not be enough during the harsh Montana winters as energy costs continue to increase.

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Montana Still Lacking Available Truck Drivers

Some of the supply chain problems can be boiled down to, among other things, not enough people to deliver goods. Mike Wilson owner and CEO of Billings-based Whitewood Transport on Voices of Montana during Business days last week had the numbers to prove it.

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Yellowstone National Park Bison Protection To Be Reviewed By Fish & Wildlife Service

U.S. District of Columbia Judge Randolph Moss has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revisit its decision regarding a denial of evidence submitted by bison advocates in an attempt to have Yellowstone National Park’s bison protected under the Endangered Species Act. Whether the issue will get more attention now that Martha Williams, the former director of Montana Fish

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EPA Administrator To Visit Montana Areas In 2022

KC Becker was named as the new administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 8 which includes Montana last November. In an Interview with the Montana Standard Friday, the Colorado lawyer said a she’s looking forward to visiting Butte and Anaconda this summer along with other Montana locales. An early priority will be taking advantage of the funds earmarked for

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Lawsuit Filed To Halt Property Tax Initiative

A lawsuit filed last week challenging a new ballot initiative that would cap residential property taxes argues further review is needed before Montanans should be allowed to vote on it. Senate Minority Leader Jill Cohenour believes it would be in the state’s best interest to leave it off the ballot and to educate taxpayers on what property taxes are used

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