Monthly Archives April 2005

Governor Signs Bill to put Living Wills on Justice Website

HELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer Thursday signed into law a bill to create a statewide Internet registry for living wills. The new law requires the Montana attorney general’s office to set up the registry on its website. The bill, HB 742, was sponsored by Rep. Rosalie Buzzas (D-Missoula).

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McGrath: State Receives Tobacco Settlement Payment

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath said Friday that the state has received $26.7 million, the latest payment of the 1998 tobacco settlement. The payment brings the total compensation to the state from the settlement to $177.4 million.

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McGrath Honors Jan Brownell, Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath Thursday honored outstanding crime victims’ advocate Jan Brownell of Bozeman in a ceremony at the Bozeman Law and Justice Center.

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McGrath, Nation’s Attorneys General Urge Congress Not to Cut Funding for Crime Victim Services

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath on Tuesday joined the attorneys general of all 50 states in expressing to Congress concern about drastic cuts of more than $1.2 billion from the Federal Crime Victims Fund. The fund provides direct assistance to victims of violent crimes.

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McGrath: Ballot-Measure Requirements Revert to Prior Language

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Thursday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a recent judicial decision invalidating county-based signature requirements for initiative petitions restores the prior language of the Montana constitution and statutes, as they existed before the approval of the amendments.

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