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Associated Press Wrongly Reports Release of McGrath Opinion

HELENA – On August 27, 2002, the Associated Press incorrectly reported that Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath issued a formal opinion addressing growth policy issues in Flathead County.

The piece released by McGrath’s office was a draft document issued to the requestor and other interested parties. Such “comment drafts” allow for input and comments prior to the release of a formal AG’s opinion. Following receipt of comments, it is possible some or all of the conclusions of the draft may change.

The “comment draft” is a public document. Parties interested in receiving a copy may request one from the Department of Justice by calling 406-444-2026 or by writing to the department at P.O. Box 201401, Helena, MT 59620-1401.

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