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PODCAST: 28 minutes As the people's branch of government, what responsibilities fall upon the Montana state legislature during this time of crisis? How are the state's utilities responding, and what does the public need to know about directives from the governor that affect their utility bills? Also, though they are expecting a tremendous economic impact, several Montana manufacturers are pooling resources to collaboratively produce critical products that have been found in short supply.
Montana Senate President Scott Sales will join us to discuss the state legislature’s role in the pandemic; Montana Electric Cooperatives' AssociationCEO Gary Wiens on the governor’s latest directive for utility providers; and Paddy Fleming, Director of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center on the collaboration between Montana companies that are pooling resources to produce items of critical need. ... See MoreSee Less
COVID-19, 2020: New Consumer Protections, Travel Conditions Announced Today, Montana Loses Another Treasure
Governor Bullock issued new orders to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and provide for consumer protections. Montana landlords, financial institutions, and utility companies are now prohibited from enacting evictions, foreclosures, and stoppage of utilities, including internet service, while the Stay at Home directive is in effect, currently through April 10.
The governor is also mobilizing the Montana National Guard to take the temperature of all incoming air travelers and requiring an immediate doctor consultation if symptomatic of COVID-19.
The state’s inventory of test kits is around 1600, which, given average daily test rates is a 3-to-5-day supply. The governor expects another 1500 kits to be delivered by Wednesday. 147 test results were completed over the last 24 hours, and a total of 4558 tests have been conducted by the state to date.
A fifth patient has died of the coronavirus in Montana. The number of new cases grew to 198, while in Gallatin County five new cases were reported, bringing the total there to 74. Yellowstone County has 31 cases, and no other county has reported more than 15.
Look folks, please do not scam the utilities or property owners.
If you got the money, pay your bills, if you do not, call the utilities and property owners. They will work it out and appreciate your being up front.
This is not a freebie, it all comes due--all of it--when the directives are over. You will still owe the rent and the fees for the entire time. And many will be very assertive coming for their due.
Gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte has selected Great Falls attorney Kristen Juras as his Lieutenant Governor running mate in his bid for the GOP primary nomination. Juras is a former UM ... Click to Listen
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To receive your COVID-19 $1,200 for singles $2,400 for couples and $500 per child the federal government will look at your 2018 or 2019 tax return. Montana Department Of Revenue Public Information Officer Sanjay Talwani says to watch out for the latest telephone scam.
Northwestern Energy is enacting new protocols to ensure the health of their employees by asking the public to give them six feet of space or more for social distancing. Another new protocol from Public Relations Specialist Jo Dee Black.