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Justice Department Announces Fair Housing Settlement with Montana Developers

The Justice Department announced today that the developers and designers of 31 apartment buildings in or near Helena, Montana, have agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that the buildings were not built to be accessible to people with disabilities, as required by the Fair Housing Act.

TESTER DELIVERS FOR MONTANA VETERANS

The Senate passed three of Senator Jon Tester's provisions today that will help Montana veterans access health care and housing. "Our veterans put their lives on the line and they deserve to be honored when they come home,"Tester said. "These bills will provide valuable services to veterans and I was happy to see the Senate reauthorize them. Now if only Senate leadership would get off their hands and allow a vote on the Veterans First Act we could really get to work on getting our veterans the care they earned."

GOVERNOR BULLOCK ANNOUNCES MONTANA LEADS THE NATION IN HOUSEHOLD INCOME GROWTH RATE

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau released today highlights that Montana is number one in the nation for percentage increase in median household income from 2014 to 2015

Lt. Governor Cooney Celebrates Preservation of Affordable Housing in Manhattan

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney joined Department of Commerce officials Aug. 25 for a ribbon cutting at the Gallatin Forks Apartments in Manhattan. These 16-unit apartments have been acquired and rehabilitated to preserve affordable housing for Gallatin County families for the next 46 years through Housing Credits from the Montana Board of Housing

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.

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Justice Department Announces Fair Housing Settlement with Montana Developers

The Justice Department announced today that the developers and designers of 31 apartment buildings in or near Helena, Montana, have agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that the buildings were not built to be accessible to people with disabilities, as required by the Fair Housing Act.