Yearly Archives 2002

McGrath: State Receives Tobacco Settlement Payment

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said the state received $6.81 million Tuesday, the latest payment of the 1998 tobacco settlement. The payment was the ninth Montana has received over the past four years, bringing the total compensation to the state to $98.34 million.

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McGrath: States Have Right to Limit Non-Resident Hunting Permits

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath recently filed a friend of the court brief asking the United States Supreme Court to consider an Arizona case involving the legality of limiting the number of hunting permits available to non-residents.

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MHP Colonel: Stay Safe as 2002 Comes to a Close

HELENA – As drivers head into a couple weeks of winter holiday traveling, Col. Shawn Driscoll of the Montana Highway Patrol once again reminded Montanans to take steps and stay safe on the roads.

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Judge Bars Four Tobacco Manufacturers from Selling Cigarettes in Montana

HELENA – District Court Judge Thomas Honzel on Thursday ordered four foreign tobacco companies to establish and properly fund the escrow accounts required by Montana law, and barred them from selling cigarettes in the state for two years from the time they comply with those requirements.

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Department of Justice Debuts Updated Website

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice debuted an updated, reorganized website this week, Attorney General Mike McGrath announced Wednesday.

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Victim Service Office Reports 25 Percent Improvement in Collections

HELENA – Numbers released this week by the Office of Victim Services and Restorative Justice show that collections for victims have improved by more than 25 percent since last year.

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Department of Justice Releases Annual Review of Great Falls Hospital Merger

HELENA – The Department of Justice released its preliminary annual review of the Great Falls hospital merger Tuesday. The report is authorized by the Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) that approved the consolidation of the Montana Deaconess Medical Center and Columbus Hospital in 1996.

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Governor Approves Upper Clark Fork Restoration Projects

HELENA – Governor Martz approved four restoration projects in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin that had been recommended for funding by the Trustee Restoration Council.
The four projects approved by the governor total approximately $8.8 million:

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Fire Marshal’s Office Offers Holiday Safety Tips

HELENA – The office of the Montana State Fire Marshal reminded Montanans this week that some simple precautions can keep the holidays fun and safe.

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‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign This Weekend

HELENA – Officials from the Montana Department of Transportation and the Montana Highway Patrol Wednesday reminded Montanans that law enforcement officers will be paying extra attention to the state’s seatbelt laws over the holiday weekend.

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