Yearly Archives 2010

Bullock Tells Congress Campaign Finance Ruling Ignores States like Montana

Montana AG: Protect Americans from “CEO’s Politics”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Steve Bullock told a U.S. Senate panel that a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a federal ban on corporate spending on political campaigns ignored the interests of states like Montana.

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Clark Fork River Returns to Reconstructed “Original” Channel

Redevelopment of former Milltown Reservoir site into state park one step closer

HELENA – On Thursday afternoon, Governor Brian Schweitzer joined representatives of state, tribal and local agencies as they waited for the Clark Fork River to wind its way along a two-mile stretch of river bed constructed to match the river’s course before it was blocked by the Milltown Dam over a century ago.

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Bullock Announces Settlement with DIRECTV, Encourages Affected Consumers to Seek Restitution DIRECTV settles allegations of deceptive advertising and agrees to change marketing practices

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock, along with his counterparts from 48 other states and the District of Columbia, announced a settlement Wednesday with DIRECTV to resolve consumer protection allegations leveled by their customers.

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Bullock Unveils Three-Step Legislative Package to Combat DUI in Montana Attorney General calls initiatives “simple, effective, low-cost solutions”

HELENA – Calling his plan a “simple, effective and low-cost” strategy to fight drunk driving in Montana, Attorney General Steve Bullock unveiled a three-step legislative package at a press conference on Thursday in the state capitol.

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DOJ Seeks Representative of Commercial Motor Carriers for Tow Truck Complaint Resolution Committee

HELENA – The Department of Justice is seeking applications for membership to the Tow Truck Complaint Resolution Committee from a representative of the commercial motor carriers industry.

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Memorial Fund for Family of Fallen Trooper Established, People May Donate Online

HELENA – A group of former and current Montana Highway Patrol troopers has established a memorial fund for the family of fallen Trooper David DeLaittre, and the Montana Department of Justice has launched a website where people may donate to the fund online.

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MHP Trooper David DeLaittre Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop

HELENA – At around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Highway Patrol Trooper David J. DeLaittre, 23, was shot and killed during a traffic stop near Three Forks.

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Bullock Reminds Holiday Shoppers: In Montana Gift Cards Don’t Expire

HELENA – With holiday shopping underway, Attorney General Steve Bullock reminded Montana consumers on Monday that, under state law, gift cards and gift certificates from an individual merchant do not expire – despite what may be printed on them.

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Two Dead, 44 Injured in Busy, Wintry Weekend on Montana Roads

HELENA – Montana Highway Patrol troopers responded to a car crash every eight minutes last weekend, statistics show, after frigid, snowy weather descended on the state.

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Bullock Rules that University Endowments do not have to be Invested Through State’s Unified Investment Program

HELENA – In a formal opinion issued Friday, Attorney General Steve Bullock has concluded that donations and grants endowed directly to Montana universities can be invested according to policy set by the Board of Regents, rather than being restricted to the state’s unified investment program.

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