Monthly Archives September 2002

McGrath: Growth Policy Needed Prior to Zoning/Subdivision Review

HELENA – Local governments are required to adopt a growth policy before adopting new zoning or subdivision regulations, Attorney General Mike McGrath concluded in an opinion issued Thursday.

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McGrath Clarifies Payment of Sewer District Bonds

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Monday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that general obligation bonds issued by a county water and sewer district are payable by a levy on real and personal property within the district.

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AG: State Not Responsible for Justice Court Defense Costs

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Wednesday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a recently enacted state law related to payment for court-appointed counsel does not apply to justice court cases.

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Highway Patrol Recruiting New Officers

HELENA — The Montana Highway Patrol is currently recruiting for officers who would begin a 14½-week training school next March.

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McGrath, Paxinos: DNA Evidence Exonerates Prisoner

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath and Yellowstone County Attorney Dennis Paxinos today filed a motion in Yellowstone County District Court, seeking to vacate the judgment and dismiss the charges against Jimmy Ray Bromgard. If granted, the action seeks to have Bromgard released from the Montana State Prison following an October 1 hearing.

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State Seeks Comments on Clark Fork Restoration Projects

HELENA – The state is seeking public comment on the latest round of funding recommendations for projects designed to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin, Restoration Program chief Carol Fox said Friday.

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McGrath: State First to Use National Fingerprint Database

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Thursday that Montana recently became the first state in the nation to operate the National Fingerprint File database. The NFF allows states to maintain their own fingerprint records while still sharing criminal justice information with federal and state law enforcement officials around the country.

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