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Owners of property damaged by wildfire, other natural disaster may qualify for tax relief

The Montana Department of Revenue encourages Montana property owners whose homes or other property are damaged or destroyed during wildfire or other natural disaster to apply for property tax relief.

RURAL MONTANANS CAN’T WAIT YEARS FOR WATER

During a hearing on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation's (BOR) budgets today, Senator Jon Tester told agency heads that they must prioritize water projects in rural America where access to water is a growing problem.

TESTER ANNOUNCES $3 MILLION FOR MONTANA WATER PROJECTS

Montana communities use these Army Corps grants, which are made possible through the Water Resources Development Act Section 595 program. The grants can be used to upgrade wastewater treatment facilities, water supply infrastructure, environmental restoration, and surface water resource protection and development

Zinke Statement on Obama’s Oil Tax

Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke released the following statement on the Obama administration’s proposal to place a $10 tax on every barrel of oil to pay for green energy projects

TESTER’S BIPARTISAN PUBLIC LANDS RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ACT HITS THE SENATE FLOOR

Senator Jon Tester joined with colleagues today to file his bipartisan Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act as an amendment to comprehensive energy legislation that is currently being debated by the entire Senate

Rep. Ryan Zinke Statement on President Obama’s Gun Grab: “…no surprise given his tyrannical...

Rep. Ryan Zinke Statement on President Obama’s Gun Grab. Today the President announced new gun control measures that undermine law-abiding Montanans’ Second Amendment Rights. The following statement is from Rep. Ryan Zinke:

TESTER FIGHTS TO KEEP HEAT ON FOR THOUSANDS OF MONTANANS

As lawmakers draft budget bills ahead of the December 11th deadline, Senator Jon Tester is urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to provide critical support for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the final appropriations bill of the year.

Tester’s rural water bill passes Congress

After unanimously passing the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Senator Jon Tester's rural water bill is on its way to the President's desk and is set to become law

TESTER PUSHES SENATE TO BETTER SUPPORT RURAL WATER PROJECTS

U.S. Senate After Congress last month finally agreed to a bipartisan budget deal that prevents devastating across-the-board spending cuts, Senator Jon Tester is pushing the Senate to support water projects that could mean life or death for communities in rural Montana.

TESTER, DAINES LEAD EFFORT TO COMBAT NATIVE AMERICAN VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

Since 2008 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has administered the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) initiative to support homeless veterans. But prior to 2015 tribes and tribal housing authorities had been unable to receive HUD-VASH funds.

Notice of Appointments by Governor Dayton

Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Clean Water Council, the ClearWay Minnesota Board of Directors, and the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.

TESTER OPPOSES BILL THAT DESTROYS THE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND

Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement of opposition in response to Congressman Rob Bishop's bill to overhaul the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

GOVERNOR BULLOCK ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO SUPPORT FILM PRODUCTION IN MONTANA

Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the award of $281,519 in Big Sky Film grants to support the production of 21 new film and multimedia projects taking place in Montana.

Governor Bullock Urges Montana’s Federal Delegation to Support the Swift Reauthorization of the Land...

Governor Steve Bullock today released a letter to Congressman Ryan Zinke, Senator Jon Tester, and Senator Steve Daines urging them to support the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) which is set to expire in September of this year. The LWCF uses royalties from the depletion of offshore oil and gas to create and protect natural areas and water resources across the nation. Bullock encouraged Montana’s federal delegation to join the large bipartisan support behind S. 338 which would permanently reauthorize the LWCF

LWCF LETTER TO MONTANA’S FEDERAL DELEGATION

As you know, the LWCF was created by Congress in 1965 as a bipartisan commitment to safeguard natural areas, water resources, wildlife, and our cultural heritage, and to provide outdoor recreational opportunities. Now, in 2015, the program is set to expire unless Congress takes action. Congress must act quickly to reauthorize the program, at funding levels that meet or exceed the currently-authorized levels.

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Owners of property damaged by wildfire, other natural disaster may qualify...

The Montana Department of Revenue encourages Montana property owners whose homes or other property are damaged or destroyed during wildfire or other natural disaster to apply for property tax relief.

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Owners of property damaged by wildfire, other natural disaster may qualify...

The Montana Department of Revenue encourages Montana property owners whose homes or other property are damaged or destroyed during wildfire or other natural disaster to apply for property tax relief.