Yearly Archives 2012

24/7 Sobriety Program Hits Milestone

24/7 Sobriety Program Hits Milestone

HELENA – The Montana 24/7 Sobriety Program hit an important milestone this weekend: While not yet a year old, the program aimed at reducing repeat drunken driving has administered more than 100,000 portable breath tests to Montanans facing a second or subsequent DUI charge – and more than 99 percent of the tests are clean.

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Bullock, Billings Police Department Warn of Debit Card Scam

Bullock, Billings Police Department Warn of Debit Card Scam

Attorney General Steve Bullock and the Billings Police Department are warning Montanans – particularly those in the Billings and Whitefish areas – of a scam targeting banking and credit union members with credit or debit cards.

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Public Comment Sought on Butte, Anaconda Groundwater Restoration Plans

Public Comment Sought on Butte, Anaconda Groundwater Restoration Plans

The State of Montana’s Natural Resource Damage Program is seeking comments on two Groundwater Restoration Plans submitted by Butte-Silver Bow and Anaconda-Deer Lodge counties.  These plans were submitted as part of the state’s process to allocate dollars received through a series of settlements in Montana’s natural resource damage lawsuit with Atlantic Richfield Company.

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10 New Troopers Graduate from Highway Patrol’s 53rd Academy

10 New Troopers Graduate from Highway Patrol’s 53rd Academy

Ten troopers have graduated from the 53rd Montana Highway Patrol Advanced Academy, Attorney General Steve Bullock and Patrol Col. Mike Tooley announced today.

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Bullock Releases 5th Annual Report on Charitable Purposes of Montana’s Hospitals

Bullock Releases 5th Annual Report on Charitable Purposes of Montana’s Hospitals

Attorney General Steve Bullock today released the fifth annual report on the charitable performance of Montana’s nonprofit hospitals. The report examines the 10 largest hospitals in the state, as well as the 12 smaller, critical access facilities.

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Bullock: Montana Law Requires Basic Training for Law Enforcement Officers Within One Year of Appointment

Bullock: Montana Law Requires Basic Training for Law Enforcement Officers Within One Year of Appointment

Attorney General Steve Bullock on Friday issued an opinion clarifying that breaks in service cannot be used to circumvent Montana’s requirement that peace officers attend and pass basic training within one year of their initial appointment.

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Attorney General Announces Statewide Foreclosure Assistance Plan

Attorney General Announces Statewide Foreclosure Assistance Plan

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock on Wednesday announced a comprehensive foreclosure prevention program to help Montanans who are struggling with mortgage payments and are at imminent risk of losing their homes.  Bullock was joined at a press conference in Bozeman City Hall by Mayor Sean Becker and Maureen Rude, director of operations for NeighborWorks Montana.

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Montana Law Enforcement Academy, Missoula College UM Unveil New Associate of Arts Transfer Degree Path

Montana Law Enforcement Academy, Missoula College UM Unveil  New Associate of Arts Transfer Degree Path

HELENA – Beginning this fall, graduates of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy will be able to earn 18 credits toward a new associate of arts police science degree program at the Missoula College UM.

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Montana Assured that MANG Mission will be Protected

Montana Assured that MANG Mission will be Protected

Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Attorney General Steve Bullock on Monday said Montana has received assurances from Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley that the F-15 fighter jets from the Montana Air National Guard base in Great Falls will not be transferred to Fresno, California, before the C-130 aircraft promised in their place are provided.

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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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