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2019 WIR Conference Recap

By | NACo

The 2019 NACo Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference was held May 15-17 in Spokane, Washington.  This Conference brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing counties and our residents. Each year the conference is hosted by a county within the fifteen Western states—Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming—and provides attendees with the opportunity to interact with federal, state, and regional policymakers, participate in educational sessions, and take home tools to address challenges.

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911 Grants Awarded

By | Grants

The Montana Department of Administration’s Public Safety Communications Bureau has released this year’s list of grant awards (award letters will be coming soon). The new annual 9-1-1 Grant Program is a state-funded program created by the 2017 Legislature with the purpose of supporting the implementation, operation, and maintenance of 9-1-1 systems, equipment, devices, and data.

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FY 2020 & FY 2021 County Attorney Salary Projections (State Share)

By | County News

The Montana Department of Justice has prepared a spreadsheet with the projected quarterly county attorney salary amounts for each county for the 2021 Biennium. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 7-4-2502, MCA, the funding for the salary and health insurance benefits for the county attorney is a shared responsibility of the state and the county, for services performed by the county attorney for the state. 

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