Yearly Archives 2010

Bullock Calls Supreme Court’s PPL Decision “A Victory for Generations of Montanans”

HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court handed down a decision Tuesday holding that PPL Montana, LLC must pay the State of Montana nearly $41 million for past use of the riverbeds of the Clark Fork, Missouri and Madison Rivers to generate hydroelectric power. The Court also confirmed the State’s authority to rent these lands in the future.

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Missoula Driver Exam Station Begins Appointment Scheduling

HELENA –Motor Vehicle Division Administrator Brenda Nordlund announced Monday that, beginning next week, March 29, the Missoula driver exam station and its travel station in Superior will switch to scheduled customer appointments.

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Bullock to U.S. Attorney General Holder, USDA Secretary Vilsack: “When Rural America is not Healthy, Nation’s Economy Suffers”

AG presents Montana’s, national comments on competition in agriculture

ANKENY, IOWA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock testified Friday at the first ever joint workshop of the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Agriculture on competition and regulatory issues in the agriculture industry.

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Bullock Schedules Forums during National Consumer Protection Week

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock, who oversees the Montana Office of Consumer Protection, announced Friday that he has scheduled consumer protection listening sessions around the state for next week.

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Bullock Joins County, City Officials to Launch 24/7 Sobriety Program

Lewis & Clark County to begin Pilot Program for anyone arrested for 2nd or subsequent DUI

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock joined Helena and Lewis & Clark County officials on Thursday to announce a new program they hope will reduce both the number of drunk drivers on the road and the number of alcohol-related fatalities.

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Nominations Open for Outstanding Victim Advocate of the Year

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock on Monday announced that his office is accepting nominations for the 2010 Attorney General’s Outstanding Crime Victim Advocate award.

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Bullock, Community Leaders Announce Creation of Montana Mental Health Trust

Trust funded by $13M settlement

HELENA – Joined by leaders from the mental health and law enforcement communities, Attorney General Steve Bullock announced Thursday that he has settled a lawsuit with a major pharmaceutical company that will provide millions of dollars for mental health services and programs in the State of Montana.

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Bullock Appoints Missoula Mayor to Gambling Council

Reappoints three members

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock has appointed Missoula Mayor John Engen to a three-year term on the Gaming Advisory Council.

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Applications Available for Clark Fork Restoration Grants

HELENA – Applications for grant proposals to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin are now available, Kathleen Coleman, Program Specialist for the Natural Resource Damage Program announced Friday.

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Bullock: $3,000 Checks on the way to Montana Countrywide Foreclosure Victims Eligible Under Settlement

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock on Friday announced that, under the terms of a settlement between his office and Countrywide, 79 Montana consumers who lost their homes to the foreclosure of Countrywide home loans will receive checks for $3,129 within the next few days.

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