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Montana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 55 New Officers

Montana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 55 New Officers

At a ceremony this morning, the Montana Law Enforcement Academy graduated 55 new officers who will serve 27 different agencies across the state.

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Montana Joins 26 States and Territories in Supreme Court Brief Supporting Citizens’ Rights to Buy, Sell Firearms

Montana Joins 26 States and Territories in Supreme Court Brief Supporting Citizens’ Rights to Buy, Sell Firearms

Attorney General Tim Fox today announced that Montana has joined with 26 other states and territories in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing the attempt by the federal government to broadly construe federal law to prosecute legal gun owners who wish to sell a weapon to another person who can legally own firearms.

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Search Committee Nominates Candidates for Montana Healthcare Foundation Board

Search Committee Nominates Candidates for Montana Healthcare Foundation Board

The Montana Healthcare Foundation’s interim trustee E. Edwin Eck and his selection committee have forwarded Attorney General Tim Fox their seven nominations for the foundation’s board.

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As ‘Black Friday’ Nears, Attorney General Fox Reminds Montanans Gift Cards Don’t Expire

As ‘Black Friday’ Nears, Attorney General Fox Reminds Montanans Gift Cards Don’t Expire

As Montanans prepare for holiday shopping day on Friday, Attorney General Tim Fox reminds them that, under state law, gift cards and gift certificates from an individual merchant do not expire, despite what may be printed on them.

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Attorney General Fox Urges Proper EIS Scope for Proposed Coal Export Terminal

Attorney General Fox Urges Proper EIS Scope for Proposed Coal Export Terminal

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem have submitted joint comments regarding scoping of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for a bulk commodities export terminal in Longview, Washington.

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Missoula Contractor Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Missoula Contractor Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

This morning, Missoula contractor Jared Allen Langley admitted in Lewis & Clark County District Court that the state could likely prove him guilty of felony Employer Misconduct for underpaying Montana workers’ compensation premiums for his roofing business.

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Attorney General Fox Asks EPA to Hold Coal Listening Session in Montana

Attorney General Fox Asks EPA to Hold Coal Listening Session in Montana

Today, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to add Montana to the agency’s listening sessions on coal regulations.

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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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