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Attorney General Fox Appoints New Montana Highway Patrol Chief

Attorney General Fox Appoints New Montana Highway Patrol Chief

Today, Attorney General Tim Fox appointed Lieutenant Colonel Tom Butler as chief of the Montana Highway Patrol. The appointment to chief is accompanied by a promotion to the rank of colonel.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs Ordered to Reconsider its Decision Denying Little Shell Band’s Petition for Recognition

Bureau of Indian Affairs Ordered to Reconsider its Decision Denying Little Shell Band’s Petition for Recognition

This afternoon, Attorney General Tim Fox issued the following statement regarding Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s order that the Bureau of Indian Affairs reconsider its decision denying the Little Shell band of the Chippewa Tribe federal recognition:

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Attorney General Tim Fox and 12 Other States Raise Concerns about Consumer Privacy Protection in Health Insurance Exchanges

Attorney General Tim Fox and 12 Other States Raise Concerns about Consumer Privacy Protection in Health Insurance Exchanges

Attorney General Tim Fox today announced that Montana and 12 other states have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), expressing concerns about consumers’ private information being protected under the new health insurance exchanges that are set to go into effect this fall.

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Attorney General Fox Launches Montana Healthcare Foundation

Attorney General Fox Launches Montana Healthcare Foundation

Today, Attorney General Tim Fox announced the formation of the Montana Healthcare Foundation.

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Attorney General Fox Forms Bipartisan, Multi-state Coalition Opposing Online Sales Tax Bill

Attorney General Fox Forms Bipartisan, Multi-state Coalition Opposing Online Sales Tax Bill

At a press conference today, Attorney General Tim Fox announced his office has spearheaded the formation of a coalition with other state attorneys general to oppose a bill in Congress that will force Montana businesses to collect the sales taxes of other states, counties and cities.

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Barry Beach Surrenders to Authorities in Billings

Barry Beach Surrenders to Authorities in Billings

At 11am today, Barry Beach surrendered himself to the custody of the Yellowstone County Sheriff. The Department of Corrections is working with the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office to arrange secure transportation to the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.

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Attorney General Tim Fox Announces Winner of Montana’s 2013 Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

Attorney General Tim Fox Announces Winner of Montana’s 2013 Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

Today at the state Capitol, Attorney General Tim Fox presented Emma Kuoppola, a fifth-grade student at Ramsay Elementary School, with the 2013 award for the Montana Bring Our Missing Children Home poster contest.

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Attorney General’s Office Offers Tips to Giving Wisely after Boston Marathon Tragedy

Attorney General’s Office Offers Tips to Giving Wisely after Boston Marathon Tragedy

After the attack on spectators and runners during the Boston Marathon, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is encouraging people to give wisely to charities by gathering information about an organization before making contributions.

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Attorney General Fox and Governor Bullock Stand Up for Montana’s Water Interests

Attorney General Fox and Governor Bullock Stand Up for Montana’s Water Interests

Today Attorney General Tim Fox and Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana has joined eleven other states in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) denial of a petition filed November 19, 2012, in federal court to implement new nutrient pollution standards under the Clean Water Act for the Missouri-Mississippi- River Basin.

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Attorney General Tim Fox Stands up for Montana Consumers

Attorney General Tim Fox Stands up for Montana Consumers

Today Attorney General Tim Fox announced that Montana and ten other states are challenging federal regulations that make it more difficult for Montanans to obtain loans from community banks, and that put Montana’s pension investments at risk.

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