Yearly Archives 2004

Gambling Control Division Warns of Retail Sale of Illegal Slot Machines

HELENA – The Investigations Bureau of the Gambling Control Division of the Montana Department of Justice said Tuesday that illegal slot machines have recently been offered for sale at discount and department stores across the state.

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McGrath Speaks About Montana’s Natural Damage Litigation at Columbia Law School

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday was a speaker at a symposium on the role of state attorneys general in national environmental policy at the Columbia Law School in New York.

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State Solicits Comments on Draft Clark Fork Restoration Work Plan

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

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Statement from AG Mike McGrath Regarding Court’s Denial of Petition Seeking Crime Lab Review

HELENA – Today, the Montana Supreme Court denied a petition seeking “extraordinary” relief in relation to the work of the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula. I am gratified by the Court’s decision.

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Attorney General: Conservation District Authority Extends to Coal-Bed Methane Wastewater Issues

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Tuesday, Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a conservation district’s authority to implement land-use regulations includes the authority to implement regulations and requirements related to coal-bed methane wastewater operations.

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McGrath: Montana to get $7.2 Million More from Tobacco Settlement

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath announced Thursday that the largest tobacco manufacturer remaining outside the tobacco settlement negotiated in 1998 has agreed to join that settlement. Vibo, which does business as General Tobacco, sells a number of cigarette brands such as Bronco, GT One, Silver and Champion to Montana consumers.

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Board of Crime Control Approves Grants of More Than $2.9 Million

HELENA – The Montana Board of Crime Control recently awarded grants worth more than $2.9 million to agencies around the state.

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Pharmaceutical Company to Reimburse State $204,000 in Medicaid Fraud Settlement

HELENA – Montana will receive more than $204,000 in Medicaid restitution and penalties as part of a settlement recently negotiated between the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units and pharmaceutical manufacturer Schering Plough. The agreement involves 49 states and the District of Columbia.

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McGrath: Decision To Close Park County Incinerator Cannot Be Put On Ballot

HELENA – In an opinion issued Tuesday, Attorney General Mike McGrath ruled that the decision to close the incinerator in Park County is an administrative decision that cannot lawfully be placed on the ballot by referendum.

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McGrath: Prisoners Not Entitled to Bail After Extradition Ordered

HELENA — In a formal opinion released Monday, Attorney General Mike McGrath held that once prisoners’ extradition to face charges in another state has been ordered, those prisoners are not eligible for bail in Montana.

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