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Montana reverses course on federal food assistance

Montana reverses course on federal food assistance

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services announced that it is seeking another round of pandemic-era food assistance funding from the federal government, reversing a decision the agency made earlier this spring to halt participation in the program, DPHHS Director Adam Meier told state lawmakers in Helena Friday.

Board of Education approves new teacher licensing rules

Board of Education approves new teacher licensing rules

For nearly a year, public education stakeholders have been discussing regulatory changes to ease teacher licensing in Montana. The Board of Public Education took one of its final steps toward approving those revisions Thursday after settling more than 130 public comments.

EPA nixes Montana’s new water quality standards

EPA nixes Montana’s new water quality standards

In a May 10 letter to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the EPA asserted that a measure the Montana Legislature passed in 2021 runs afoul of the Clean Water Act. The EPA said it’s concerned that the state’s repeal of numeric standards for nitrogen and phosphorus codified in Senate Bill 358 has led to…

MTFP’s 2022 election guide

MTFP’s 2022 election guide

MTFP’s reporters have spent weeks compiling information on the Montana candidates running for Congress, the Montana Supreme Court and other offices this year.

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