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McGrath: Budget Cuts Will Affect Public Safety

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Tuesday said that the budget cuts imposed by last week’s special session will have a serious impact on public safety in Montana.

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State Fire Marshal Phillips Named to National Board

HELENA -The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) elected Montana State Fire Marshal Terry Phillips to a three-year term on its Board of Directors at the NASFM annual conference held recently in East Elmhurst, N.Y.

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Governor Martz Expands Special Session at the Request of Attorney General’s Office

HELENA – Governor Martz today expanded the call for the forthcoming special legislative session to include legislation to change Montana’s sexual or violent offender registration laws and bring the state into compliance with federal guidelines. The session was expanded at the request of Attorney General Mike McGrath.

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State Receives Settlement Money in Drug Price-Fixing Case

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said Wednesday that 644 Montana residents will split more than $149,000 as part of a settlement in a drug price-fixing case.

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AG: Judges Must Explain Loss of Fish and Game Privileges

HELENA – In a formal opinion released Wednesday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that judges must inform defendants accused of fish and game violations that they may lose their hunting, fishing or trapping privileges as a result of a conviction, plea or forfeiture of bond.

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McGrath Calls on FDA to Regulate New “Tobacco Candy” Product

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Tuesday called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to halt the marketing of a dangerous new candy-like tobacco product called “Ariva.”

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AG: County Commissions Must Pay Justice Court’s Clerical Costs

HELENA – In a formal opinion issued Tuesday, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that county commissions have a duty to pay clerical expenses associated with the operations of justice courts. McGrath also said that when disputes over clerical expenses occur, a procedural rule adopted by the Montana Supreme Court applies.

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McGrath Joins Gun Rights Letter

HELENA – Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday joined 17 other state attorneys general in signing a letter supporting U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft’s interpretation of the Second Amendment.

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Assistant Attorney General Named Supreme Court Fellow

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath on Monday announced that Assistant Attorney General Mark Mattioli of Helena has been named a United States Supreme Court Project Fellow by the National Association of Attorneys General.

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Gambling Control Division, LGS Reach Agreement

HELENA – The Gambling Control Division of the Montana Department of Justice today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Lodging and Gaming Systems (LGS) of Reno, Nevada, in relation to the development of the state’s Automated Accounting and Reporting System.

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