Monthly Archives June 2012

Bullock Statement on USSC Ruling to Uphold Affordable Care Act

Bullock Statement on USSC Ruling to Uphold Affordable Care Act

“Montana is in a stronger fiscal position than any other state in the country and we didn’t get there by wasting money on expensive lawsuits. As I have said all along, adding Montana’s name to the list of states wouldn’t have done anything but cost Montana taxpayers money. The lawsuits filed against the health care reform bill ended up in front of the Supreme Court and Montanans, like all Americans, will be governed by this ruling. We just didn’t have to spend any money litigating it.

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State Fire Marshal Encourages No Fireworks

State Fire Marshal Encourages No Fireworks

Montana State Fire Marshal Allen Lorenz is asking Montanans to avoid fireworks this Fourth of July, as explosive fire conditions have resulted in numerous wildfires that have already destroyed dozens of homes and threaten the homes of hundreds of other Montanans.

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Batista Appointed to National Children’s Alliance Board

Batista Appointed to National Children’s Alliance Board

Mike Batista, administrator for the Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation, has been appointed as the first Montanan to ever serve on the National Children’s Alliance board of directors.

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Bullock Statement Regarding Divided USSC Decision

Bullock Statement Regarding Divided USSC Decision

The following statement is attributable to Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s divided decision to reverse the Montana Supreme Court in the American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock:

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State Asks Court to Dismiss Challenge to Montana’s Campaign Limits

State Asks Court to Dismiss Challenge to Montana’s Campaign Limits

Attorney General Steve Bullock on Wednesday asked the U.S. District Court in Helena to dismiss a case filed by American Tradition Partnership and others challenging Montana’s limits on campaign contributions to candidates by political parties and individuals.

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Governor, Attorney General File Lawsuit to Block Transfer of F-15s from Great Falls

Governor, Attorney General File Lawsuit to Block Transfer of F-15s from Great Falls

 Gov. Brian Schweitzer, commander in chief of the Montana National Guard, and Attorney General Steve Bullock on Friday filed a lawsuit on behalf of the state of Montana to block the transfer of F-15 fighter jets from the Montana Air National Guard base in Great Falls to Fresno, California.

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Bullock: Library Boards Decide How to Use Unspent Library Reserve Funds

Bullock: Library Boards Decide How to Use Unspent Library Reserve Funds

In a formal opinion issued Friday, Attorney General Steve Bullock concluded that local library boards have sole discretion over how unspent funds in a library’s reserve should be spent.

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