Monthly Archives July 2005

Final Standard License Plate Design Bolder, More Colorful

HELENA – Motor vehicle officials unveiled a warmer, more colorful design for the state’s standard license plate today. The final design comes two weeks after Montanans were asked for their feedback.

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Billings Prosecutor Honored for Work Against Domestic, Sexual Violence

HELENA – Billings prosecutor Melanie Pfeifer was honored for her work against domestic and sexual violence Friday at the Montana County Attorneys’ Association meeting at Fairmont Hot Springs.

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McGrath: 1997 Statute Governs Handling of School Bus Reserve Fund

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Friday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that school district trustees may not transfer funds from a “bus depreciation reserve fund” until all the conditions of a 1997 law have been met.

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McGrath: Operation of a Utility is Public Purpose

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Wednesday, Attorney General Mike McGrath held that operation of an electric and natural gas utility is a “public purpose” for which a city may grant funds, and Montana statutes allow cities to create a public nonprofit benefit corporation to acquire and run such a utility.

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Comments Sought on Proposed License Plate Design

HELENA – A proposed design for Montana’s next standard license plate (right) was unveiled today, and now officials are asking Montanans what they think.

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AG Opinion: 1981 ‘Cap’ Cannot Control Subsequent Legislature’s Appropriation Powers

HELENA – In an opinion released today, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a so-called expenditure “cap” enacted by the 1981 legislature cannot act as a control over the appropriation powers of later legislative assemblies.

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