Economists always note that government employees stabilize the gyrations of a wobbling economy. But this pandemic has changed the calculus and social norms here.
The wide open spaces that attract tourists year round are suddenly valued for a new reason: plenty of room for social distancing.
“This is a major victory for immigrants in Montana,” said Alex Rate, legal director for the ACLU of Montana.
You might think the COVID-19-prompted closures would be a boon to childcare providers. It appears you’d be wrong.
“Clearly, there’s uncertainty,” said state Budget Director Tom Livers. “But the really good news is that we’re going into this period in good shape.”
Gallatin and Park County officials are concerned about Yellowstone tourists contributing to an outbreak of COVID-19.