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FY2018 Montana Land Information Act Grant Application Package is now available

Posted Date: 
January 17, 2017
Contact: 
Erin Fashoway, State GIS Coordinator, Montana State Library

The grant application was produced by the Grant Review Subcommittee of the Montana Land Information Advisory Council in cooperation with the Montana State Library. Grant criteria are established based on the original intent of the Montana Land Information Act and the goals and objectives from the annual Montana Land Information Plan. Click the link below for more information.

MACo Endorses eConnectDirect

An Essential Solution for Members to Manage Their Fixed-Income Investment Needs
Contact: 
Peter Torvik, Senior Vice President, Multi-Bank Secrities, Inc.

The Montana Association of Counties in its continued partnership with the National Association of Counties and their Financial Services Corporation is pleased to endorse eConnectDirect® as an essential solution for members to manage their fixed-income investment needs. This proprietary tool, developed by Multi-Bank Securities, Inc. (MBS), gives county treasurers visibility to thousands of fixed-income offerings in a market with little transparency. It arms investors with the necessary tools and confidence to select and transact with the fixed-income marketplace.

MEMO: Courthouse Closures on Non-Legal Holidays

Contact: 
Brian Hopkins, MACo General Counsel & Personnel Services

To:  All County Elected Officials

MACo has been asked whether or not County Courthouses and County offices may be closed on the day of Christmas Eve, or the Friday after Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, Good Friday, or any other day not specified as a holiday.  For all of the County offices headed by elected officials, the short answer is No, with the notable exception of the County Commissioners’ office.

Waters of the US Final Rule: Legislative & Legal Options

Posted Date: 
July 2, 2015
Contact: 
Deborah Cox, Legislative Director, National Association of Counties

NACo has received many questions recently regarding potential next steps once the final Waters of the U.S. rule is published. The purpose of this document is to explore some of the options, both legislative and legal. This document is in no way intended to serve as a recommendation or endorsement by NACo of any particular action.

Montana and 12 Other States Challenge New EPA & Corps of Engineers Regulation

Posted Date: 
June 29, 2015
Contact: 
Montana Department of Justice

Counties, farmers, ranchers, other groups support multi-state legal challenge

HELENA – Today Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and 12 other states filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) over the new regulation broadly expanding the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act. The case was filed in the U.S. district court for the District of North Dakota.

Montana Newspaper Association Launches New Public Notice Website

Posted Date: 
October 16, 2014
Contact: 
Jim Rickman, Executive Director, Montana Newspaper Association (MNA)

Public notices – the means by which government announces day-to-day activities important to citizens – are now easier than ever to find, thanks to a new statewide website supported by member newspapers of the Montana Newspaper Association (MNA).

Secretary Jewell Announces $436.9 Million in PILT Payments to Support Vital Services in Rural Communities

Posted Date: 
June 18, 2014
Contact: 
U.S. Department of the Interior

WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to rural communities, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that about 1,900 local governments around the country are receiving a total of $436.9 million under the 2014 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.