Monthly Archives January 2002

AG: District Change Does Not Automatically Disqualify Candidates

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Monday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that, as long as a county commission candidate meets a two-year residency requirement, he or she may run for county commission, even if reapportionment has altered the boundaries of the candidate’s commission district.

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McGrath: State Receives Part of Heart Medication Antitrust Settlement

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said Monday that the state will receive about $144,000 as part of an $80 million settlement involving the popular heart medication Cardizem CD. The 50-state settlement resolves an antitrust lawsuit filed against Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Andrx Corporation.

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McGrath: Library Boards’ Budget Authority Unchanged

HELENA – In an opinion┬áreleased Friday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that county commissions must fund library budgets as submitted by library boards as long as those budgets meet statutory limits.

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Grant Funds Available for Clark Fork Restoration

HELENA – Applications for $5.5 million in 2002 grant funds for projects to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin are now available, Restoration Program Chief Carol Fox announced Wednesday.

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McGrath: Legislators May Not Serve on Board of Review

HELENA – In an opinion┬áreleased Monday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a seat on the Department of Revenue’s Board of Review is a “civil office” and so legislators are constitutionally prohibited from appointment to the board.

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McGrath: School District Abandonment Permanent

HELENA – In an opinion released Thursday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that once a school district has been abandoned under state statute, the abandonment is a permanent one.

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Drug Policy Task Force Members Announced

HELENA – Governor Judy Martz and Attorney General Mike McGrath on Thursday announced the names of 20 Montanans appointed to the newly formed Drug, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Control Policy Task Force.

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Highway Patrol Vehicles to Sport New Lewis & Clark Plates

HELENA – As 2002 begins, the Montana Highway Patrol has a slightly new look, with some 200 MHP vehicles sporting the colorful new Lewis & Clark Bicentennial license plates. Wednesday MHP Colonel Bert Obert said the Patrol hoped to have all the new plates in place within the next few days.

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