Yearly Archives 2010

Bullock: New Federal Gift Card Rules Bolster Montana’s Already Strong Laws

HELENA – As new federal rules designed to protect consumers go in to affect, Attorney General Steve Bullock on Thursday outlined what the new regulations mean for shoppers in Montana.

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CONSUMER ALERT: Office of Consumer Protection Warns of High-Pressure Door-to-Door Sales in Communities Across Montana

HELENA – Recent reports of high-pressure door-to-door salespeople in Helena and other communities have prompted the Montana Office of Consumer Protection to remind consumers of their rights under Montana law and tips to safeguard themselves from buying something they don’t want or need.

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Montana Attorney General Testifies at Landmark Agriculture Hearing with Cabinet Secretaries

Bullock: “If we value keeping ‘family’ in family farming and ranching,” status quo is not an option

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock joined cabinet secretaries, the Colorado governor and major national players on the keynote panel of a workshop in Colorado today on competition and regulatory issues in the livestock industry.

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Bullock Releases Statement as Wall Street Reform Becomes Law

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock released the following statement in response to President Obama signing the Restoring American Financial Stability Act:

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Bullock: Montana Has an App for That

Attorney General unveils new mobile application for drivers’ education

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock unveiled a practice drivers’ exam application for the iPhone, iPad, and iTouch on Thursday. The free application — which is the first “app” to be introduced by the State of Montana — can be downloaded at Apple’s iTunes store or online (LINK).

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Bullock: Under Collective Bargaining, 10 Hours Holiday Pay OK with 4/10 Work Schedule

HELENA – County workers who regularly work four 10-hour days may get 10 hours pay for public holidays if it is negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement, Attorney General Steve Bullock concluded in an opinion issued late last week.

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State Leaders Form Working Group to Protect Aging Veterans from Financial Schemes

GREAT FALLS – On the eve of Independence Day weekend, state leaders gathered in Great Falls today to warn current and retired members of the armed services of scams that target veterans. They also announced the creation of an inter-agency working group to focus on preventing the financial exploitation of aging and disabled veterans.

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Bullock Releases Annual Report on Charitable Purposes of Montana’s Hospitals

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock today released the third annual report on the charitable performance of Montana’s nonprofit hospitals. The report examines the 11 largest hospitals in the state and, for the first time this year, 11 smaller, critical access facilities.

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Bullock on Proposed USDA Antitrust Rules: Somebody in Washington is Listening

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock released a statement today in response to the publication of proposed rules by the United States Department of Agriculture to increase fairness and prevent fraudulent or retaliatory practices in the meatpacking industry.

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Bullock Warns of Asphalt Paving Scams

HELENA – On the first official day of summer, Attorney General Steve Bullock warned consumers to be wary of door-to-door salespeople offering to repair their driveways. Each year, when the weather gets nice, the Office of Consumer Protection fields dozens of calls and complaints about shoddy asphalt and seal-coating work.

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