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Services Limited at Driver License Stations Sept. 19-22

HELENA – From Sept. 19-22, most driver licensing stations throughout Montana will be closed, while others will be open for limited hours and offer only license renewals and duplicates.

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State Solicits Comments on Draft Upper Clark Fork Restoration Work Plan

HELENA – The state is seeking public comment on draft funding recommendations for projects designed to restore the Upper Clark Fork River Basin, Restoration Program chief Carol Fox said Thursday.

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A Statement from Attorney General Mike McGrath on the Montana Supreme Court’s Decision in State v. Damon

HELENA – In a decision released Tuesday, the Montana Supreme Court held that the results of preliminary breath tests – “PBTs” – are admissible as substantive evidence at trial.

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McGrath: Grants Available as Part of Off-Label Drug Marketing Settlement

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said Tuesday that grants are available as part of a 2004 consumer protection settlement with Warner-Lambert, resolving allegations of so-called “off-label” marketing of the drug Neurontin.

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McGrath Chosen Co-Chair of National AGs’ Association Environmental Committee

HELENA – National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) President Steve Carter announced this week that Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath has been selected to co-chair the NAAG Environmental, Public Health & Safety Committee. Carter is the attorney general of Indiana. Attorney General Henry McMaster of South Carolina is the other committee co-chair.

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School Bus Drivers’ Testing Deadline Extended

HELENA – Officials with the state’s Motor Vehicle Division said Thursday that some recent changes to federal regulations give Montana school bus drivers extra time to take mandatory tests.

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Governor, AG Tour NRD Program Project Site in Butte

HELENA – Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Attorney General Mike McGrath toured an uptown Butte waterline construction site Thursday and highlighted a number of Butte-area projects funded by Upper Clark Fork River Basin reclamation funds.

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McGrath: Insurance Carriers Entitled to Accident Reports

HELENA – In a formal opinion released today, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that the insurance carrier of an individual involved in a traffic accident is entitled to receive copies of accident reports, whether or not the carrier is specifically named or mentioned in the report.

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Lottery, Other Scams Target Montana Consumers

HELENA – The Montana Consumer Protection Office in the Department of Justice has recently seen an increase in the number of complaints about some classic scams, Assistant Attorney General Pam Bucy said Tuesday.

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AG: School District Not Entitled to Fuels Tax Refund When Contractor Pays Tax

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Thursday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that a school district may not claim a refund of taxes paid on “special fuels” by a company that provides bus service for the district’s students.

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