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AG: County Commissions Must Pay Justice Court’s Clerical Costs

HELENA – In a formal opinion issued Tuesday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that county commissions have a duty to pay clerical expenses associated with the operations of justice courts. McGrath also said that when disputes over clerical expenses occur, a procedural rule adopted by the Montana Supreme Court applies.

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McGrath Joins Gun Rights Letter

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday joined 17 other state attorneys general in signing a letter supporting U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft’s interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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Assistant Attorney General Named Supreme Court Fellow

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday announced that Assistant Attorney General Mark Mattioli of Helena has been named a United States Supreme Court Project Fellow by the National Association of Attorneys General.

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Gambling Control Division, LGS Reach Agreement

HELENA – The Gambling Control Division of the Montana Department of Justice today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Lodging and Gaming Systems (LGS) of Reno, Nevada, in relation to the development of the state’s Automated Accounting and Reporting System.

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As Independence Day Approaches, Fire Marshal Cautions Montanans

HELENA – With Independence Day just a few days away, Montana Fire Marshal Terry Phillips Monday reminded Montanans that fireworks and children can be a dangerous combination.

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Billings West Driver License Station to Close Wednesday

HELENA – Motor Vehicle Division Bureau Chief Anita Drews-Oppedahl announced Monday that the Billings West driver license station at Lamplighter Square will close at the end of business Wednesday, June 26. The closure comes as the Department of Justice trims its budget in the face of a shrinking statewide budget surplus.

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Driver Licensing Workers Targets for Some Angry Customers

HELENA – State of Montana Motor Vehicle Division administrators said recently that staff members at driver license bureaus increasingly have become the targets of inappropriate, sometimes hostile behavior from customers.

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Lightning Fries Phones at Title & Registration Bureau

HELENA – A lightning strike is the likely culprit that fried phone lines at the Title and Registration bureau in Deer Lodge this weekend, Motor Vehicle Division administrator Dean Roberts said Tuesday morning.

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McGrath: Three Reappointed to Gaming Advisory Council

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath has reappointed three members to three-year terms on the Gaming Advisory Council.

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Online Access to Driving Records Convenient and Secure

HELENA – Businesses and agencies that routinely check driving records can now access that information online, Attorney General Mike McGrath announced Tuesday. The Driving Record Search service is available to businesses, insurance companies and government agencies authorized to use the information.

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