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Montana Supreme Court: Corporate Spending Ban Intact While Appeal Pends

Montana Supreme Court: Corporate Spending Ban Intact While Appeal Pends

In a decision released late Wednesday afternoon, the Montana Supreme Court struck down a request by the Washington, D.C.-based Western Tradition Partnership to temporarily suspended enforcement of the Corrupt Practices Act – the good government and clean elections measure passed by citizens’ initiative in 1912 banning corporate expenditures in political campaigns.

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Montana Joins Landmark Mortgage Abuse Settlement

Montana Joins Landmark Mortgage Abuse Settlement

Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has joined a landmark agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers that has secured help for struggling homeowners and requires national standards to protect consumers from the abuses of these banks.

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MVD Relocates and Streamlines Disabled Placard Processing

MVD Relocates and Streamlines Disabled Placard Processing

Motor Vehicle Division Administrator Brenda Nordlund announced Monday that applications for disabled parking permits and license plates are now being processed at Motor Vehicle Division headquarters in Helena. Previously, processing was done in Deer Lodge at the MVD’s Title and Registration Bureau. The work is now handled by the MVD’s Records and Driver Control Bureau.

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Bullock Clarifies Subdivision Review Laws

Bullock Clarifies Subdivision Review Laws

Attorney General Steve Bullock on Friday ruled that Montana’s subdivision review law applies to all potential uses, not just residential uses.  The opinion also concluded that an exemption from review for the sale, rent or lease of multiple parts of a building applies only to a single building, not to multiple buildings.

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Bullock: Break for candidates under term limits based on when term is served, not filing date

Bullock: Break for candidates under term limits based on when term is served, not filing date

In a formal opinion released Wednesday, Attorney General Steve Bullock has concluded that a candidate may file for an elected office if, at the time the candidate begins to serve in that office, he or she will have had an eight-year break in service over a 16-year period.

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

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

The Montana Department of Justice and the Office of Public Instruction are working together to give Montana students the opportunity to participate in state and national poster contests which focus on the theme: “Bring Our Missing Children Home.”

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Archived Press Releases Relating to Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act

Archived Press Releases Relating to Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act

On Dec. 30, the Montana Supreme Court sided with Attorney General Steve Bullock and re-affirmed Montana’s ban on direct corporate contributions in political elections. Bullock personally argued the state’s case for restoring the ban  and has played a national role in working to maintain the integrity of elections.

This page contains new and archived press releases, background information and more about this ongoing case.

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24/7 Sobriety Program Shows Strong Growth, Success

24/7 Sobriety Program Shows Strong Growth, Success

In the two-and-a-half months since Montana’s statewide 24/7 Sobriety Program went into effect, almost 11,000 alcohol breath tests have been administered across nine counties – and more than 99 percent have tested negative for alcohol.

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Bullock, USDOJ Announce Settlement with Montana Health Insurance Companies

Bullock, USDOJ Announce Settlement with Montana Health Insurance Companies

The Montana Attorney General’s Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice, today reached a settlement with two of Montana’s three largest health insurance companies over a proposed deal that raised significant antitrust concerns.

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AG’s Office & Legal Services

AG’s Office & Legal Services

The attorneys who work for the Legal Services Division and the Attorney General’s Office provide a wide range of services to state government and its agencies, and have considerable expertise in a number of issues important to the state, including tribal, state government and local government law.

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