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Gianforte announces increases for director pay

By: - January 25, 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Monday pay increases for directors leading state agencies. The increases range from 5 percent for the head of the Department of Military Affairs to 46 percent for the director of the Department of Public Health and Human Services. “Montana’s pay for agency directors has been among the worst […]

Gianforte to deliver ‘State of the State’ Thursday

By: - January 25, 2021

HELENA, Mont. — Gov. Greg Gianforte will deliver his first State of the State address to a joint session of the Montana Legislature at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28. Gianforte’s address will be broadcast via Montana Public Affairs Network and streamed on the governor’s Facebook page. WHAT: Gov. Gianforte to deliver his first State of […]

Gianforte launches COVID-19 vaccine dashboard

By: - January 25, 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Gov. Greg Gianforte launched Monday the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard. “With over 77,000 safe and effective vaccine doses administered in Montana, we continue to make strides to protect the most vulnerable,” Gianforte said in a statement. “We can make even greater progress if the federal government increases our supply. I encourage Montanans […]

Gov. Gianforte nominates director of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks

By: - January 20, 2021

Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Wednesday his nomination of Henry “Hank” Worsech to lead the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. “Protecting our public lands and conserving wildlife is a shared priority of landowners, hunters, anglers, and all Montanans who cherish our outdoor heritage. It’s part of what defines our Montana way of life,” Gianforte said […]

Gov. Gianforte announces nominee to lead DPHHS

By: - January 19, 2021

The former secretary of Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Adam Meier, has been nominated by Gov. Greg Gianforte to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, his office announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon. “As Montana continues to confront the pandemic and the epidemic of addiction and drug use, an innovative, […]

Dr. Anthony Fauci to present for University of Montana

By: - January 19, 2021

The University of Montana’s 2021 Mansfield Lecture will present the country’s leading infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, in a Zoom conversation at noon Wednesday, Feb. 17, UM announced in a news release Tuesday. Free and open to the public, the discussion is an opportunity for Montanans to hear directly from Fauci on developments in […]

Gov. Gianforte announces board appointments

By: - January 19, 2021

Gov. Greg Gianforte announced last Thursday the following appointments in a news release: Board of Hail Insurance Bing Von Bergen, Moccasin. Bergen is the owner and operator of Von Bergen Farms in Moccasin, Montana. Bergen has been farming for 41 years and raises wheat, barley, hay and peas. Livestock Loss Board Doreen Gillespie, Ethridge. Gillespie […]

Permitless carry bill passes state House

By: - January 14, 2021

A bill to allow permitless carry of concealed firearms in much of the state of Montana sailed through the state House on third reading Thursday, passing 66-31 with little fanfare on party lines. HB102, a top priority for a broad Republican majority newly liberated with a governor from their own party, would also remove the […]

Gov. Gianforte activates Army National Guard for inauguration at U.S. Capitol

By: - January 14, 2021

HELENA, Mont. — In response to a request from the National Guard Bureau and federal authorities, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Thursday that Montana will send 150 Army National Guard soldiers to the nation’s capital for the upcoming presidential inauguration. “The Montana National Guard has a long, proud history of supporting our state and nation,” Gianforte […]

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Montana Public Radio hosts special tribute to MLK on Jan 18

By: - January 13, 2021

Montana Public Radio, in conjunction with Whitefish-based “Love Lives Here,” will broadcast a 90-minute radio special featuring a special lineup of speakers at 8 p.m., Jan. 18, commemorating the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The 1963 March on Washington is best remembered for Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. A quarter […]

Gianforte: Scott Osterman to lead Commerce

By: - January 11, 2021

HELENA – Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Monday his nomination of Scott Osterman to lead the Montana Department of Commerce. “Getting our economy going again, getting Montana open for business, and getting Montanans back to work and thriving in good-paying jobs require a strong leader at the Department of Commerce,” said Gianforte in a news release. […]

A crowd in Helena demonstrates at the Montana Capitol

By: - January 6, 2021

As the U.S. Capitol locked down amid protests of the presidential election, roughly 100 demonstrators showed up in Helena by early afternoon. The participants have been peaceful. Follow the Daily Montanan’s live updates below.