Monthly Archives February 2012

Bullock: PPL Decision ‘Doesn’t Take Away’ Montana’s Strong Stream Access Rights

Bullock: PPL Decision ‘Doesn’t Take Away’ Montana’s Strong Stream Access Rights

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock released the following statement regarding Montana’s stream access laws in response to inquiries regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on riverbed ownership in PPL Montana LLC v. Montana.

“Montana has some of the strongest stream access laws in the nation, preserving the ability of all Montanans to hunt, fish, float and recreate on public streams and rivers. This decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, while disappointing, doesn’t take away or affect that right.”

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Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Named One of Top Four Troopers of the Year

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Named One of Top Four Troopers of the Year

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Derek Werner, of Poplar, has been named one of the top four Troopers of the Year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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Bullock Unveils Children’s Justice Center

Bullock Unveils Children’s Justice Center

Attorney General Steve Bullock on Monday announced the creation of the Children’s Justice Center, a collaborative initiative to better protect Montana children and prosecute child predators.

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Montana Supreme Court: Corporate Spending Ban Intact While Appeal Pends

Montana Supreme Court: Corporate Spending Ban Intact While Appeal Pends

In a decision released late Wednesday afternoon, the Montana Supreme Court struck down a request by the Washington, D.C.-based Western Tradition Partnership to temporarily suspended enforcement of the Corrupt Practices Act – the good government and clean elections measure passed by citizens’ initiative in 1912 banning corporate expenditures in political campaigns.

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Montana Joins Landmark Mortgage Abuse Settlement

Montana Joins Landmark Mortgage Abuse Settlement

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has joined a landmark agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers that has secured help for struggling homeowners and requires national standards to protect consumers from the abuses of these banks.

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MVD Relocates and Streamlines Disabled Placard Processing

MVD Relocates and Streamlines Disabled Placard Processing

Motor Vehicle Division Administrator Brenda Nordlund announced Monday that applications for disabled parking permits and license plates are now being processed at Motor Vehicle Division headquarters in Helena. Previously, processing was done in Deer Lodge at the MVD’s Title and Registration Bureau. The work is now handled by the MVD’s Records and Driver Control Bureau.

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