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McGrath Issues Statement On Court’s Ruling in Tax Credit Case

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath released the following statement today in response to District Court Judge Thomas Honzel’s order dismissing a lawsuit filed by Sen. John Cobb to block a $140-per-homeowner tax credit. McGrath’s office had filed a motion to dismiss the suit earlier this month, contending that Sen. Cobb did not have legal standing to bring the lawsuit.

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Funds from Pharmaceutical Settlement Passed Along to Community Clinics

HELENA – Community health care clinics around the state are getting an early holiday gift this week, thanks to the settlement of a drug-pricing complaint the Montana Attorney General’s Office filed more than five years ago.

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Highway Patrol Active Recruiting Open Until Jan. 28

HELENA – The Montana Highway Patrol is recruiting officers for training that will begin next July.

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McGrath: State Has Authority Over Interstate Exchange of Felons

HELENA – In an opinion released Monday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a local detention center may not enter into a contract to house adult offenders from out of state except for the purposes authorized by state law.

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McGrath: Gift Cards, Certificates Don’t Expire in Montana

HELENA – As Montana consumers get ready for holiday gift-giving, Attorney General Mike McGrath reminded businesses and consumers what Montana law says about gift certificates and gift cards.

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Investigators Still Seeking Public’s Help to Identify Skull

HELENA – Investigators are again reaching out to the public in hopes of identifying human remains found south of Red Lodge more than three years ago.

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McGrath: On Eve of Trial, State Settles with Avista

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said Tuesday that the state has reached a settlement with Avista Corporation, one of two remaining power-generation companies named in a lawsuit seeking payment for the use of state lands. Spokane-based Avista operates two major hydroelectric dams on the Clark Fork River in western Montana.

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Loehr Named Title and Registration Bureau Chief

HELENA – Motor Vehicle Division Administrator Dean Roberts announced today that Joann Loehr is the new chief of the Title and Registration Bureau (TRB) in Deer Lodge.

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Highway Patrol Trooper David Graham Killed in Crash

HELENA – Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David Graham died in the line of duty Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 2 and Reserve Drive, about two miles north of Kalispell.

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McGrath: Report on Student Loans in Montana Finds No Abuses

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath today released a report that examined the way Montana institutions of higher education handle student loans, particularly how lenders qualify to be included on the preferred lender lists given to students and their parents.

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