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Bullock: Under Collective Bargaining, 10 Hours Holiday Pay OK with 4/10 Work Schedule

HELENA – County workers who regularly work four 10-hour days may get 10 hours pay for public holidays if it is negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement, Attorney General Steve Bullock concluded in an opinion issued late last week.

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State Leaders Form Working Group to Protect Aging Veterans from Financial Schemes

GREAT FALLS – On the eve of Independence Day weekend, state leaders gathered in Great Falls today to warn current and retired members of the armed services of scams that target veterans. They also announced the creation of an inter-agency working group to focus on preventing the financial exploitation of aging and disabled veterans.

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Bullock Releases Annual Report on Charitable Purposes of Montana’s Hospitals

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock today released the third annual report on the charitable performance of Montana’s nonprofit hospitals. The report examines the 11 largest hospitals in the state and, for the first time this year, 11 smaller, critical access facilities.

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Bullock on Proposed USDA Antitrust Rules: Somebody in Washington is Listening

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock released a statement today in response to the publication of proposed rules by the United States Department of Agriculture to increase fairness and prevent fraudulent or retaliatory practices in the meatpacking industry.

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Bullock Warns of Asphalt Paving Scams

HELENA – On the first official day of summer, Attorney General Steve Bullock warned consumers to be wary of door-to-door salespeople offering to repair their driveways. Each year, when the weather gets nice, the Office of Consumer Protection fields dozens of calls and complaints about shoddy asphalt and seal-coating work.

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Bullock: Over 1300 Pounds of Prescription Drugs Cleaned Out in ‘Operation Medicine Cabinet’

HELENA – The first statewide prescription drug drop-off day held June 5 netted 1,312 pounds of old and unused drugs, Attorney General Steve Bullock announced Wednesday.

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Attorney General Bullock Joins Brief Supporting Families of Fallen Soldiers in Case Against “Funeral Protesters”

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock joined the Attorneys General from 47 other states and the District of Columbia in signing on to a friend-of-the-court brief filed yesterday in support of the case brought by Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder’s family against the Phelps family and the Topeka, Kansas, based Westboro Baptist Church.

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State Officials Unveil New Gold Star Family License Plates

HELENA – Lt. Governor John Bohlinger, Attorney General Steve Bullock, Brig. General John Walsh and Rep. Franke Wilmer took part in a ceremony in the State Capitol in Helena on Thursday to unveil the Gold Star Family license plates newly available to those who have lost a family member in war.

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Bullock Announces ‘Operation Medicine Cabinet Montana’

Prescription Drug drop-off events planned in 30 communities, Attorney General says

HELENA – Leftover and unwanted medications sitting in your home can put families and communities at risk for diversion, prescription drug abuse, and unintentional poisoning. On Saturday, June 5th ‘Operation Medicine Cabinet Montana’ will provide communities across the state the opportunity to safely dispose of unused medications.

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State Leaders Commemorate 75th Anniversary of the Montana Highway Patrol

Events across the state recognize current and retired troopers

HELENA – Montanans across the state gathered on Thursday to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Montana Highway Patrol. Governor Brian Schweitzer, Attorney General Steve Bullock, Senator Mike Cooney and Patrol Colonel Mike Tooley celebrated the occasion at a ceremony at the Patrol’s Headquarters in Helena.

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