Yearly Archives 2004

McGrath Announces Staff Promotions, Additions

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath Wednesday announced some promotions and additions to the staff of the Department of Justice.

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Lorenz is New State Fire Marshal

HELENA – Allen Lorenz is Montana’s new State Fire Marshal. Lorenz has been the state’s Acting Fire Marshal for about 18 months. Prior to that, he was a Deputy Fire Marshal for eight years.

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Montana Highway Patrol Adds District Office in Havre

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol on Monday held the grand opening of its new district office in Havre. District VIII will cover Phillips, Blaine, Hill, Liberty, Toole, Glacier, Chouteau and Pondera Counties.

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McGrath Files Suit Against Governor

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath filed an application for a writ of prohibition in the Montana Supreme Court Thursday, charging that Governor Judy Martz has violated the Montana Constitution and exceeded the authority given to her under state law. The application asks the Supreme Court to declare that the governor does not have authority, independent of the state Land Board, to involve the state of Montana in court proceedings, or to order the attorney general to intervene in such proceedings on behalf of the state.

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McGrath: Computer-Generated Campaign Calls Illegal

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Thursday that his office has received a number of complaints about computer-generated phone calls related to initiatives and legislative races.

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McGrath Debuts Expanded Crime Victims Website

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday introduced a redesigned section of the Department of Justice website specifically for crime victims and those who work with them, including a new page devoted to domestic violence.

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Board of Crime Control Approves Homeland Security Grants

HELENA – The Montana Board of Crime Control approved homeland security grants worth more than $2.6 million during a recent meeting in Missoula.

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Superintendent Linda McCulloch and Attorney General Mike McGrath Team Up to Prevent Meth Use

State Superintendent Linda McCulloch and Attorney General Mike McGrath today announced a new pilot program to prevent the use of methamphetamine among Montana’s young people.

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McGrath: Cities with Self-Government Powers Exempt from Rate-Setting Laws

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Tuesday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a local government with self-government powers may set rates for water and sewer service without having to follow rate-making laws that apply to general-power cities.

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McGrath Requests Rehearing in Aceto Case

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath, today, filed a Petition for Rehearing with the Montana Supreme Court in State of Montana vs Joseph Aceto. The state Supreme Court ruled recently that Aceto was entitled to a new trial because the trial court judge had removed Aceto from the courtroom for disruptive behavior during his trial in Kalispell on attempted homicide and kidnapping charges.

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