Yearly Archives 2001

McGrath Appoints Seven to Crime Lab Advisory Council

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath recently appointed seven new members to the advisory committee that oversees the state’s crime lab.

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Budget Adjustment Keeps Driver License Stations Open

HELENA – Department of Justice officials announced Friday that a significant budget adjustment worked out in collaboration with the state’s Office of Budget and Program Planning means 23 driver license stations slated for closure July 1 will remain open.

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Budget Shortfall Forces Closure of Driver License Stations

HELENA – Twenty-three driver license stations will close and office hours or staff will be reduced in another four stations on July 1 because of substantial budget reductions made by the 2001 Legislature and an upgrade of the division’s field employees, Motor Vehicle Division administrator Dean Roberts announced Friday.

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McGrath Joins Case for Reasonable Electric Rates

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday joined a California lawsuit urging the federal government to set just and reasonable wholesale electricity rates for Montana businesses and consumers.

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McGrath to Court: Public Comment on Roadless Rule Substantial

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Wednesday joined the legal debate on the proposed federal roadless regulation by asking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate the rules adopted by the Forest Service last year.

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McGrath Hires Solomon for Public Information Position

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath has hired Lynn Solomon as a part-time public information officer.

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McGrath Appoints Butte Man as State Solicitor

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath has hired Brian Morris, an attorney with the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, as solicitor for the Department of Justice.

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McGrath Honors Two Victims’ Advocates

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath is honoring two Montanans dedicated to assisting crime victims, praising their efforts to make victims and witnesses feel more comfortable in the legal system.

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McGrath: State Should Honor Research Contracts with University System

HELENA – The Montana Board of Investments may continue to make grant payments under existing research and development contracts with Montana’s universities, Attorney General Mike McGrath ruled in an opinion issued Tuesday.

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McGrath: Montana Receives $17 Million Check from tobacco Settlement

HELENA – Thanks to the settlement with the tobacco industry, a payment of $17.3 million was deposited into the state’s checking account Monday.

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