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Bullock Asks Congress to Restore Crime and Drug Enforcement Funds

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has joined 50 state attorneys general in signing a letter urging Congressional leaders to restore funding to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne-JAG) Program.

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DOJ Seeks Representative of Tow Truck Industry for Complaint Resolution Committee

HELENA – The Department of Justice is seeking applications for membership to the Tow Truck Complaint Resolution Committee from a representative of the tow truck industry from eastern Montana.

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Bullock Releases Report On Charitable Purposes of Montana’s Hospitals

Report focuses on charity care, foundations and the billing practices of 11 largest hospitals

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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 (NRDP) announced Friday.

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Montana Department of Justice Announces National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

HELENA – Today, through a combined effort of the Montana Department of Justice and the Office of Public Instruction, Montana school students will have the opportunity to participate in a national poster contest which focuses on the theme: Bring Our Missing Children Home.

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Michael T. Tooley Named Colonel and Chief of the Montana Highway Patrol

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock formally introduced Colonel Michael T. Tooley as the new chief of the Montana Highway Patrol at a ceremony in Helena today.

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McGrath: Drug Company Reimburses State $157,000 in Medicaid Fraud Settlement

HELENA – The State has received nearly $157,000 in Medicaid restitution and penalties as part of a settlement recently negotiated between the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, the federal government and pharmaceutical manufacturer Cephalon, Inc.

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McGrath Issues AG Opinion on Constituent Service Accounts

HELENA – In a formal opinion released today, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that state law limits the use of constituent services accounts by elected officials and provides that only surplus campaign funds may be used for such accounts.

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Governor Approves Upper Clark Fork Restoration Projects

HELENA – Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Monday approved funding for 11 restoration projects in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin for a total of $13,648,562. A final decision on a 12th project, the Vanisko Ranch Conservation Easement project, will be deferred until early 2009 pending a second appraisal. The projects and amounts approved for funding, subject to certain conditions, are:

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Physician-Assisted Suicide Case: State Files Motion to Postpone Effect of Order

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said today that state has filed a motion asking to postpone the effect of a recently decided case in which a judge held that a competent, terminally ill patient has the right to a physician’s help in ending his or her life.

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