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Bullock to Homeland Security: Montana Drivers’ Licenses Secure

Bullock to Homeland Security: Montana Drivers’ Licenses Secure

Montana’s driver licenses are among the most secure in the country and there is no reason for federal authorities to reject the documents as proper identification, Attorney General Steve Bullock wrote this week in a letter to federal authorities, adding that Montana continues to resist the federal identification card system known as Real ID.

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Montana Supreme Court Upholds Land Board Decision to Lease Otter Creek Coal in 2010

Montana Supreme Court Upholds Land Board Decision to Lease Otter Creek Coal in 2010

The Montana Supreme Court today upheld the State Land Board’s 2010 decision to issue leases for state lands located in the Otter Creek drainage to Ark Land Co., a subsidiary of Arch Coal, Inc.

As a member of the most productive Land Board in history, I have consistently advocated for responsible development of our natural resources,” Attorney General and Land Board member Steve Bullock said. “This decision preserves income for the school trust and paves the way for responsible oil, gas and coal development in Montana.

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Bullock Statement Regarding USSC Order Leaving Ninth Circuit Stay in Place in Montana’s Campaign Contribution Limits Case

Bullock Statement Regarding USSC Order Leaving Ninth Circuit Stay in Place in Montana’s Campaign Contribution Limits Case

The following statement is attributable to Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock, regarding the order issued today by the US Supreme Court, declining American Tradition Partnership’s request to lift the stay issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Lair v Murry. The Ninth Circuit had previously ordered that Montana’s campaign contribution limits for individuals, political parties and political action committees remain in place, and the USSC has decided that the Ninth Circuit’s order should remain in place:

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Yellowstone Co. Sheriff Provides 24/7 Sobriety Briefing One Year into Program

Yellowstone Co. Sheriff Provides 24/7 Sobriety Briefing One Year into Program

One year since the 24/7 Sobriety Program was first rolled out in Yellowstone County, Sheriff Mike Linder and Undersheriff Kevin Evans on Thursday provided a briefing on the program at the county jail.  They were joined by Attorney General Steve Bullock, who proposed the program to the 2011 Legislature; Judge Sheila Kolar; Deputy County Attorney Mary Leffers Barry; Highway Patrol Capt. Keith Edgell, and a participant in the program.

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Bullock Statement Regarding Stay in Montana’s Campaign Contribution Limits

Bullock Statement Regarding Stay in Montana’s Campaign Contribution Limits

The following statement is attributable to Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock, regarding the order issued today by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordering that Montana’s campaign contribution limits for individuals and political parties remain in place while the appeal is under consideration. The practical effect of this order is that Montana’s contribution limits will remain in place through the November 6 election:

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Public Comment on Butte Area One Draft Restoration Plan

Public Comment on Butte Area One Draft Restoration Plan

The Butte Natural Resource Damage Restoration Council (BNRC) and the State of Montana’s Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP) are seeking comments on the Butte Area One Draft Restoration Plan. This plan, which was developed with extensive public input and incredible amount of work on the part of the BNRC, describes how $32 million natural resource damage settlement money will be spent in the Butte area.  The Governor will make a final decision on this plan.

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Bullock Files Suit to Protect Public Access on Tenderfoot Road

Bullock Files Suit to Protect Public Access on Tenderfoot Road

Attorney General Steve Bullock has filed a lawsuit in district court to safeguard the public’s right of access on Tenderfoot Road near White Sulphur Springs in Meagher County.

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Bullock Statement Regarding Ruling on Montana’s Campaign Contribution Limits

Bullock Statement Regarding Ruling on Montana’s Campaign Contribution Limits

The following statement is attributable to Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock, regarding the order of U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell, who on Wednesday ordered that Montana’s campaign contribution limits for individuals and political action committees are unconstitutional.
This is a destructive ruling for Montana’s citizen democracy, and disturbing for those of us who believe that democracy is not for sale and politics is about values and issues, not money.

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Public Comment on Draft Aquatic and Terrestrial Restoration Plans

Public Comment on Draft Aquatic and Terrestrial Restoration Plans

The State of Montana’s Natural Resource Damage Program is seeking comments on its Draft Upper Clark Fork River Basin Aquatic and Terrestrial Resources Restoration Plans.

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Bullock Encourages Communities to Apply for Drop-box Grants

Bullock Encourages Communities to Apply for Drop-box Grants

Attorney General Steve Bullock is encouraging Montana communities that have not already done so to apply for a $1,000 grant to construct permanent prescription drug drop boxes.

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