Yearly Archives 2006

McGrath: DOC Meth Treatment Project Not Subject to Privatization Review

HELENA – In a formal opinion issued Tuesday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a Department of Corrections plan to contract with a private nonprofit corporation to provide drug treatment is not subject to a “privatization plan process.”

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Friend-of-the-Court Brief on ‘Roadless Repeal’ Filed in U.S. District Court

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Highway Patrol Announces Career Fair, POST Test Dates

HELENA – Representatives of the Montana Highway Patrol will take part in a number of career fairs this spring.

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McGrath, Consumer Union, AARP Announce ID Theft Prevention Proposal

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath Thursday announced plans to pursue legislation to allow Montanans to place a “security freeze” on their personal information. McGrath was joined by Gail Hillebrand from Consumers Union and Claudia Clifford of the Montana AARP.

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McGrath: Montana, 18 States Settle Claims of Misleading Charity Solicitations

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath announced today that an agreement has been reached with Newport Creative Communications over misleading sweepstakes claims the company made in charity solicitations. Montana was one of 19 states to take part in the settlement.

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McGrath: Montana Part of Massive Predatory Lending Settlement

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath and Annie M. Goodwin, Commissioner of Banking and Financial Institutions, announced Monday that Montana will receive more than $300,000 as part of a $325 million predatory lending settlement involving Ameriquest Mortgage Company. The settlement includes attorneys general and financial regulators from 49 states and the District of Columbia.

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McGrath Urges High Court to Accept Missouri River Case

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the United States Supreme Court Tuesday, urging the high court to accept a case addressing the allocation of Missouri River waters to upstream and downstream states. McGrath’s brief came in support of a petition filed by North Dakota and South Dakota.

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Applications Available for Clark Fork Restoration Grants

HELENA – Applications for $7.5 million in 2006 grant funds for projects to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin are now available, Kathleen Coleman, Program Specialist for the Natural Resource Damage Program announced Tuesday.

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State: U.S. Supreme Court Review of Case Unnecessary

HELENA – In a brief filed Monday with the United States Supreme Court, the State of Montana argues that high court review of a case brought by mining company Canyon Resources is unnecessary.

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